Herons' Reach Golf Resort


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Herons' Reach Golf Resort Est. 1994

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Herons' Reach Golf Resort: With an onsite hotel (formerly part of the De Vere Hotels collection) Herons' Reach offers a Stay&Play golf opportunity just outside Blackpool, one of England's best known seaside resort towns.

Although set in a 236-acre lakes and parkland estate, this Peter Alliss/Clive Clark design has a distinctly open, almost links-style feel. Woven into the nicely landscaped, but not overly undulating terrain, you'll need to avoid ten small lakes and a mass of grass-fronted bunkering. Often tightish fairways lead you to the USGA specification greens, home to many subtle breaks and borrows.

Located just 3 miles from Blackpool's town centre, the famous Blackpool Tower can be seen at various points of the course, with the best view at the 14th hole. Numerous PGA North Region Championship events have been staged on the course over the past decade.

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Making Contact

Herons' Reach Golf Resort
East Park Drive,
Blackpool, Lancashire FY3 8LL
England
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Office   +44 (0)871 222 4616
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1253 766 156
Fax

  +44 (0)844 980 0850

Email  
Website   www.heronsreachgolf.co.uk
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Academy
 
Herons' Reach PGA Golf Academy.
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland, rural countryside and residential.
 
Designer: Peter Alliss & Clive Clark
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6628 5848 5289
Par 72 71 71
SSS or Slope 72 68 70
 
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How2Get There?

3 miles E of Blackpool
From exit 4 on the M55, follow A583 towards Blackpool, and then follow signs for Blackpool Zoo.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays £45; weekends £50. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted at weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

The seaside town of Blackpool is renowned for its dependence on tourism. In its heyday, which stretched from the early 1900s through to the late 1950s, Blackpool boomed as the workers of England's industrial north flocked there en masse for their summer holidays. Today Blackpool remains the most popular seaside resort in the UK, although many visitors stay for weekends rather than holidaying for a full week. Reputedly, the town still has more hotel and B&B beds than the whole of Portugal.

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Location

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Latitude: (53.812897)
Longitude: (-3.012346)
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Herons' Reach/Village Urban Hotel 4-star
East Park Drive, Blackpool, Lancs FY3 8LL
+44 (0)1253 838 866
www.village-hotels.co.uk

The Herons' Reach hotel (aka Village Urban) has recently undergone a major refurbishment, and now includes an outdoor heated swimming pool. In addition to the 174 stylish guest rooms, the hotel facilities also include: indoor pool, health & fitness club, Starbucks Coffee house; free wi-fi internet, Healthworks spa, tennis courts, extensive parking and the Herons' Reach championship golf course and driving range.

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