England's Golf Coast along the Lancashire and Merseyside coast includes the legendary Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Course. This outstanding Royal golf course has hosted the Open Championships numerous times and sits just inland from the beachfront and pier at Lytham St Annes.
England's great golf coast includes 12 world class golf courses, two of which, Royal Lytham and Fairhaven are right here in Lytham St Annes, making the seaside town an ideal base for a glorious golfing holiday on England's Golf Coast! Golfers can take their pick of a further fine choice of outstanding golf courses across the Blackpool area including the popular Blackpool North Shore Golf Club and inland Devere Herons' Reach Golf Club.
The historic big four golf courses in Lytham and St Annes - St Annes Old Links, Royal Lytham & St Annes, Fairhaven and Green Drive Golf Course all sit within easy reach of each other. Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Course first hosted the Open Championships in 1926 and in the same year was awarded the Royal title.
Royal Lytham is one of the most famous of the old English links courses. The golf course is the only championship course opening with a Par 3 and the first 4 holes and last 5 are renowned as the ultimate test for any golfer.
Just east of Royal Lytham sits the famous Fairhaven Golf Club. This Lytham course is renowned for its beauty and wooded landscape. The course is within the grounds of Lytham Hall Park - it moved here from its original site at Fairhaven Lakes in 1924. Fairhaven is a qualifier for the Open when the event is held at Royal Lytham, as is the historic St Annes Old Links Golf Club which dates from 1902.
St Annes Old Links is a beloved seaside golf links course with its famous four ponds making six of its holes tricky indeed. Lytham's Green Drive Golf Course has also served as qualifier for the Open at Royal Lytham. With its distinctive parkland features, the 14th hole - Devil's Elbow has challenged many a golfer.