Royal Lytham & St. Annes

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

out

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

in

Yards

206

437

458

391

212

495

557

419

165

3340

334

542

198

342

445

463

358

467

414

3563

6903

Hndcp

13

5

1

9

15

7

3

11

17

10

4

14

18

6

2

16

8

12

Par

3

4

4

4

3

5

5

4

3

35

4

5

3

4

4

4

4

4

4

36

71

Royal Lytham & St. Annes:  In 2001 this course hosted the British Open for the 10th time since its founding in 1886 and was won by David Duval.  To some the landscape here in Lancashire North of England is downright ugly and inhospitable.  To others this windswept inland links course represents the true character of British golf.  Certainly the layout has a unique character beginning with the par 3 opening hole and concluding with 6 straight par 4 holes that build to a challenging conclusion.  The front nine is generally considered much easier than the back.  The opening side, most of which aligns with the adjacent railroad tracks has three par 3's and consecutive par 5's, the 6th and 7th.  Over the years the course has evolved through changes by several course architects including at various times, Tom Simpson, Herbert Fowler and Harry Colt.

An excellent recreation for Links 2001 has been done by Bill Bunning.  The course can be downloaded for free from the Links Corner.


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