Nestled along Highbury Road East in Lytham St Annes, the St Annes Old Links Golf Club stands as a beacon of golfing excellence and history. As a members-only haven, it boasts an illustrious heritage dating back to its establishment in 1901. The crown jewel of this venerable institution is none other than its iconic 18-hole championship Links course.
Stretching across an impressive 6907 yards, this Par 72 masterpiece has earned its rightful place among England's premier golfing destinations. With an aura of prestige, St Annes Old Links has been a pivotal player in the realm of competitive golf, serving as the distinguished host for Final Qualifying rounds of The Open. The years from 2018 to 2022 witnessed the course's embrace of this grand tradition, along with its involvement in the Women's British Open and the Senior Open.
In 2022, St Annes Old Links wrote a new chapter in its storied saga as it co-hosted The Amateur Championship in collaboration with its esteemed neighbor, Royal Lytham & St Annes. Revered by golfing authorities and players alike, the Old Links has consistently graced the Top 100 courses in England, garnering accolades from respected voices like Golf World, Today's Golfer, and National Club Golfer. The course's ninth hole stands as a testament to its splendour, having been crowned the finest 9th hole in Great Britain by Golf World.
The luminaries of golfing history have trodden upon these hallowed fairways, leaving an indelible mark. Legends like Walter Hagen, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, and Sam Torrance, to modern icons such as Bubba Watson, Paula Creamer, and Rory McIlroy, have tested their skills and spirits amidst the challenging dunes and windswept greens of St Annes.
Not just a haven for competitive golf, St Annes Old Links caters to all golfing enthusiasts. The course itself, from its immaculate white tees, spans a formidable 6631 yards. The historic clubhouse invites golfers to unwind and relish the camaraderie of the sport, offering a bar and restaurant for post-game celebrations. For those seeking professional guidance, Daniel Webster, the resident pro, offers a treasure trove of expertise and knowledge.
The Pro Shop stands as a gateway to enhancing one's game, offering everything from personalized tuition to custom fitting and access to a Performance Studio. The array of amenities extends further with equipment hire, buggy hire, caddy hire, and club hire, ensuring that every golfer's needs are met. The practice facilities, including a putting green, serve as the ideal proving ground to fine-tune skills.