Royal Lytham & St. Annes

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Kevin Murray
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Royal Lytham & St. Annes

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  • GOLF Top 100 World Rank (2023-24)

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  • Architect

    George Low Jr.
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Course Overview

Regardless of whether the wind is blowing or what technology does, Lytham’s 205 bunkers mean that this rugged links is always ready to test the best, just as it has done since 1926 when it played host to its first Open Championship. One of those bunkers, in the left-center of the 18th fairway, cost Adam Scott the 2012 Open. Indeed, the entire 18th hole is a master class in how to stagger fairway bunkers to create playing interest and should be recognized as one of the game’s top dozen finishers. No one was better at getting out of jail than Spain’s Seve Ballesteros, who twice won here in glorious fashion. (Photo: Kevin Murray)

3 things to know

  • Hole everyone talks about

    No. 18, par-4, 410 yards: The closing hole is littered with angled fairway bunkers, putting a premium on a proper drive. And with the longest green on the course awaiting ahead, club selection is crucial on your final approach.
  • Best non-golf amenity

    The Dormy House sits just behind the first tee box and offers guests a chance to wake up with a view of one of the most spectacular courses in the world.
  • Insider tip

    Give the catering team a week’s notice and they can put anything on the menu for you.