Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club

Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, England Private


Perhaps the least dramatic-looking links in The Open rota, mainly because it's surrounded by houses and a rail line, with the seacoast hundreds of yards distant and never in sight. Lytham boasts more than 200 bunkers, most built a century ago, when the club was heralded as a pioneer of natural bunkering. Its par-3 first hole is unusual, while its finish, six straight par 4s, is a terrific challenge that was, in 2011, the downfall of Adam Scott and a triumph for Ernie Els. The club boasts one of the great rosters of champions including Bobby Jones, Bobby Locke, Peter Thomson, Gary Player and Seve Ballesteros (twice).


Holes 18
Length 7118
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1897
Designer George Lowe (1897), H.S. Colt (1923), Martin Ebert (2010)


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