St Annes Old Links Golf Club

3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   St Annes Old Links Golf Club Est. 1901

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St Annes Old Links Golf Club is home to another of the fine championship layouts to be found along the Lancashire coast, where you'll find the biggest concentration of classic duneland courses in England. Although the likes of Royal Lytham & St Annes, Formby and Royal Birkdale may get the top accolades, St Annes Old Links provides an enjoyable and challenging outing, with many fine holes in the mix.

A busy visual scene awaits on the first tee. In the distance the Tower and pleasure rides of the seaside town of Blackpool provide the backdrop. A small regional airport also gets into the picture, while large dunes on your left effectively keep the sea hidden from view. A row of small houses flank one or two of the early holes, and the Preston-Blackpool single-track railway provides an unnerving out-of-bounds on the closing stretch.

With this busy scene beyond the course, the layout itself exudes the kind of timeless dependability that makes playing links golf such fun. Spread out before you are the grassy bumps and hollows that provide good definition to firm, rolling fairways. Excellent pot bunkering and superb greens are also hallmarks of the course.

Among many excellent holes, the 171-yard par-3 9th, with its narrow 49-yard green, is probably the most memorable. When the great Bobby Jones played here in 1926, he was so impressed with this hole that he took detailed notes, later to recreate a hole of similar character back in the United States. No doubt the wonderfully bunkered par-4 14th and 15th also pleased his eye.

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Making Contact

St Annes Old Links Golf Club
Highbury Rd East,
St Annes on Sea, Lancashire FY8 2LD
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Office   +44 (0)1253 723 597
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1253 722 432

  +44 (0)1253 781 506

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Golf Pro
Daniel Webster (Head Professional).
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
Surroundings: Coastal duneland and residential
Designer: George Lowe designed the front-nine; course was completed by Sandy Herd.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6941 6326 5610
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74 71 73
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How2Get There?

3 miles S of Blackpool
From exit 4 on the M55, follow A5230 direction Blackpool South Shore and Airport. Pass airport on your left and then turn left onto the coast road. After approx 1.2 miles turn left at traffic lights into Highbury Road West. Golf is on your left just after railway bridge.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Sept): Mon-Fri a.m. £80. Mon-Thur p.m. £65; Friday p.m. £70; Sunday p.m. £90. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays, and Sunday afternoons.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts (buggies) and caddies available if booked in advance.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

St Annes Old Links is used as a final qualifying course for Open Championships held at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club, and is also used for a variety of top quality national and regional amateur golf events. An excellent brief history of the club and course is provided in the Strokesaver yardage book - worth getting a copy to support your course management, not least as you try to avoid those fiendish pot bunkers.

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Published Ranking
2018 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses in Britain & Ireland.
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Latitude: (53.762834)
Longitude: (-3.038176)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in

Herons' Reach/Village Urban Hotel 4-star
East Park Drive, Blackpool, Lancs FY3 8LL
+44 (0)1253 838 866

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.

Golf at this hotel Herons' Reach
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Golf within 20 miles Royal Lytham & St Annes; Fairhaven; Lytham Green Drive.
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Clifton Arms Hotel 4-star
West Beach, Lytham, Lancashire FY8 5QJ
+44 (0)1253 739 898

The Clifton Arms Hotel (a Grade II listed property) has been privately owned by the Webb family since 1993. The 4-star luxury hotel has an enviable location in the heart of Lytham, whilst enjoying spectacular views of the sea front.

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Golf within 5 miles Royal Lytham & St Annes; Fairhaven; Lytham Green Drive; St Annes Old Links.
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