Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club

Links Gate
Lytham St Annes
Lancashire
FY8 3LQ

Tel: 01253 724206

Fax: 01253 780946

Royal Lytham Clubhouse

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
March Monday - Friday & Sunday£140.00 per ticket
March Saturday£175.00 per ticket
April - September Monday - Friday & Sunday£200.00 per ticket
April -September Saturday£250.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

About

Nestling between two busy seaside resorts, the Royal Lytham and St. Annes Golf Course is one of the most unique courses in the rotation of the British Open. It is a links in every sense of the word, with sandy soil and the wind blowing in from the Irish Sea. Open to the elements, the trees on the course permanently lean sideways, with the wind often proving a formidable competitor in the homeward five holes of the course. Unusually, the course is set amongst a Victorian housing estate, and occupies a limited piece of land, with red-brick houses in plain view. Located nearby is the St. Annes train station, with the railway line running adjacent to the first nine holes of the course.

1926 was a significant year for the club, not only did it host its first Open, but King George V gave his approval to adding the word 'Royal' to the club's title just in time for the championship to start. The legendary American, Bobby Jones, won the 1926 Open, one of the most talented and successful amateur golfers of all time. Trailing a fellow American with only five holes to play, Jones played one of the toughest five-hole finishes in British golf to take his first title. He was to go on to win the Open twice more and also claim the amateur title. Despite their domination of the game, it wasn't until 1996 that another American took the Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in the shape of Tom Lehman, breaking the course record of 65 in the third round. He went on to describe his final round of 73 as "not pretty, but gritty". It was enough to keep him two shots ahead of the rest.

The course is well designed, with holes to test every level of player. It opens with a Par 3, the only major championship course to do so. The first four holes and last five are said to be amongst the trickiest in Britain, but some respite is offered in between with holes which are within everyone can hope to emulate Seve Ballesteros' five birdies and an eagle in this stretch on his way to winning the 1979 Open, this is a chance to put some lower scores on your card. Holes 16 to 18 have produced some of the most memorable moments in major championship history, 16 is the scene of Seve's famous 'car park' shot in 1979. Standing behind the 18th green, the grand Victorian clubhouse, with its oak-paneled dining room, offers a haven from the elements. It is a place to soak up the history of previous championships and admire the skills of the past and present golfing heroes.

Map & Directions

TripAdvisor

Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      75
    • Very Good
      12
    • Average
      4
    • Poor
      3
    • Terrible
      2

    Recent Reviews:

    • miffjames
      Avalon Beach, Australia
      Wonderful Royal Lytham & St Annes
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 28th January 2020
      There is so much golf history at this wonderful club. One of the 3 Royals on the English Golf Coast around Liverpool/Blackpool and quite different from Hoylake and Birkdale. 200+ bunkers throughout... Read full review
    • 52louisr
      Dromore, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Solo travel
      Disappointed
      2 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 3rd May 2020
      I have always held this course in the highest regard.I remember the year that Paul McGinley was knocking on the door of winning the Open Championship here,so near and yet so far! What a... Read full review
    • GolfMad11
      Wales
      Not what you expect
      3 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 10th September 2020
      This was the final one of the three Royal courses in the North West Ea gland. Would I rush back no. Had to park on the street, good COVID precautions in place. Course is in good nick but is missing... Read full review

    What's Nearby

    1. Jump Warehouse Southport

      Welcome to Southport’s trampoline park Jump Warehouse. From getting fit to having fun,…

      5.74 miles away
    2. Hesketh Golf Club

      The oldest course in Southport, established in 1885. Predominantly links in nature,…

      6.28 miles away
    3. Hesketh Park

      Hesketh Park is a Victorian Park located in Southport, just an hour from Liverpool city…

      6.57 miles away
    1. Botanic Gardens

      Located in the tranquil and historic village of Churchtown, Southport Botanic Gardens are…

      6.62 miles away
    2. Southport Marine Lake

      At Marine Lake you’ll find a choice of water based activities to keep the whole family…

      6.63 miles away
    3. Lakeside Miniature Railway

      Take a ride on the Lakeside Miniature Railway which runs from Ocean Plaza to Kings…

      6.72 miles away
    4. Southport Beach

      6.72 miles away
    5. Ocean Plaza

      Situated by the picturesque seafront in Southport, visitors can shop, eat and play in one…

      6.78 miles away
    6. Southport Pier Pavilion

      Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and head to the coast. By car, you can travel…

      6.84 miles away
    7. Southport Pier

      The second longest pier in Britain, Southport Pier was first opened in 1860 with an…

      6.84 miles away
    8. Genting Casino

       

       

      6.86 miles away
    9. King's Gardens

      A beautiful 17 acre Victorian Garden located in the seaside town of Southport.

      6.91 miles away
    10. Model Railway Village

      This Southport attraction is ideal for kids who love trains, many spend all day watching…

      6.97 miles away
    11. Southport Pleasureland

      Pleasureland is Southport's premier attraction for families looking for a wonderful place…

      7.02 miles away
    12. Splash World

      Southport's home to the fun all weather water park Dunes Splash World.
      Kept at a constant…

      7.06 miles away
    13. The Atkinson

      The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists…

      7.06 miles away
    Previous Next

    Search What's Nearby

    Product Type
    Proximity
    Within miles

    Search Again

    Type
    Area
    Keyword

    Other Websites

    Don't Miss

    Don't Miss

    X COVID-19 - Liverpool City Region Restrictions in place (22/09/20) to prevent further spread of Coronavirus.
    Hospitality for food and drink is restricted to table service only
    Leisure and entertainment venues required to close between 10pm - 5am
    6 person limit on social gatherings
    Visitors are also advised to only use public transport for essential travel.
    Stay Safe
    VL x