Welcome to Burnley Golf Club, a prestigious members club located in Glen View, Burnley. Established in 1905 as The Glen View Golf Club, this parkland course has a rich history and has undergone notable transformations over the years.
Originally designed in 1905 by George Lowe, the professional at Lytham St Annes, Burnley Golf Club underwent a significant redesign in 1908 by Alec (Sandy) Herd, a former British Open Champion. However, it was the visit of James Braid in December 1929 that truly shaped the course's current layout. Braid, a five-time British Open winner and renowned golf course designer, introduced three new holes, over thirty bunkers, and various tee beds and mounds. Despite initial criticism for being extravagant, these additions have stood the test of time.
Glen View, the home of Burnley Golf Club, offers a picturesque setting on open moorland. The water courses and undulating terrain contribute to the course's diversity and sporting character, appealing to golfers of all skill levels. Braid himself praised the course, stating that it would become a course of distinction and require minimal alterations. He described it as beautifully situated and undulating without being overly challenging.
One of the highlights of playing at Burnley Golf Club is the breathtaking panoramic views it provides. Set against the backdrop of the Habergham Eaves moorland, golfers can enjoy stunning vistas encompassing the Ribble Valley, Pendle Hill, Gorple Moor, Ingleborough, Whernside, Pen-y-Ghent, and the majestic Lakeland hills beyond. These enchanting views add an extra dimension to the golfing experience and create an unforgettable atmosphere.
Whether you're a seasoned golfer or a beginner, Burnley Golf Club offers a memorable and rewarding golfing experience. With its rich history, carefully crafted layout, and captivating views, this members club continues to uphold its reputation as a must-visit destination for golf enthusiasts. So, come and immerse yourself in the beauty and challenge of Burnley Golf Club's 18 holes, and experience the timeless allure of this remarkable course.