The course, measuring 6512 yards with a par of 71, and designed by James Braid in 1932 (5 times open champion and Britain’s greatest course architect), provides a challenge to every golfer, especially the classic dogleg ninth, the demanding seventeenth known as ‘Braids Best’, and the daunting elevated tee to the final green.
Braid’s achievement for Lancaster Golf Club was to construct a course in harmony with the existing landscape, that did not prevent him from introducing spectacular touches of theatre. The most striking effect comes after 11 holes: suddenly this parkland course reveals an unexpected seaward aspect, looking out towards the open bay.
The signature hole is the 18th. Peter Alliss said it is in his Top 10 finishing holes! The problem it poses, how best from a high tee to carry a ravine of rough ground, water, and sand to the green below.
The green is guarded on the left by an Oak tree, which was already present when the course was constructed. Another four bunkers provide the putting area with more than adequate protection. One of them, built into the bank below the plateau green is, perhaps the most notorious on the course.
Like all good 18th holes the green at Lancaster Golf Club lies under the clubhouse windows of the historic and stunning Ashton Hall. A truly stunning venue!
- Pro Shop: Yes
- Driving Range: Yes
- Chipping Area: Yes
- Putting Green: Yes
- Buggy Hire: Yes
- Pull-cart Hire: Yes
- Club Hire: Yes
- Teaching Pro: Yes
- Walking Allowed: Yes
- Cards Accepted: Yes
- Policy Here: No
- Dress Code: Proper attire required
- Website: www.lancastergc.co.uk
- Telephone: +44 (0)1524 751247
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Address: Ashton Hall, Lancaster LA2 0AJ
Function and Parties
If you are looking for somewhere to hold a function, then Lancaster Golf Club has the perfect backdrop for any celebration with our stunning Ashton Hall. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to hold a dinner for your charity, an awards ceremony or a smaller, more intimate family function, we have plenty of options to choose from. We can cater for up to 100 guests.
For hundreds of years, the UK’s most prestigious golf clubs have played an important part in the business world. They’re traditionally a place to mix business with pleasure, impress colleagues and clients, and provide exceptional hospitality when it counts. Now, we’ve opened the doors of Ashton Hall – the elegant home of Lancaster Golf Club – to offer a versatile Lancashire venue for meetings and bespoke business events.