Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club was founded in 1886 and the present Course constructed in 1897. The Clubhouse celebrated its Centenary in 1998. It is one of the premier links courses in the world, host to eleven Open Championships, two Ryder Cups and numerous other major tournaments including the Women’s and Seniors Open Championships and the Walker Cup in 2015. Northern hospitality has always been famous and Royal Lytham leads the way. You will be made very welcome.
Renowned as a course in which it is hard to scramble a good score, Royal Lytham & St. Annes has just the 174 bunkers peppering the fairways and surrounding the greens. Although the not the longest of Championship courses, it is one where careful thought and accurate shots are essential. It is not a conventionally beautiful golf course as it is surrounded by suburban housing and flanked by a railway line, but it has a charm all of its own.
Royal Lytham Golf Club It is a Links Course that is a long way from the sea yet close enough for the sea breeze to have an effect on one’s game and was aptly described by Bernard Darwin, the leading golf writer of the thirties, as ‘a beast of a Course, but a just beast’. He went on to say that ‘no one could fail to be impressed by its difficulties, which sets a golfer just about as ruthless as an examination as any Course of my acquaintance’.
- 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
- Credit cards accepted: Yes
- Dress Code: Proper attire is required
Greenfee Rate (Non-Guests) – From £140
Dormy House Guest Rate – From £110
Royal Lytham Golf Club is universally praised as a friendly place, in which the Members mingle happily with their guests and visitors. Sir Michael Bonallack, Britain’s finest post war amateur golfer and former Secretary of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrew’s described his feelings on arriving at Royal Lytham: “the first time you arrive at the entrance to Royal Lytham & St Annes, the somewhat foreboding exterior of the Clubhouse gives a totally false impression of the wonderful experience that is awaiting you”.
The welcoming atmosphere within the historic Club is nowhere more evident than in the bar, which overlooks the 18th hole. Dining, too, is a pleasure. The menu features reasonably priced quality wines, spirits and beers from around the world, but for those seeking instant refuelling after 18 holes, a range of snacks is available without having to book. After your round and your meal, the panelled snooker room awaits you.