“For this game you need, above all things, to be in a tranquil frame of mind.” Harry Vardon.
Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or a happy putter, there are some fantastic golf courses and fun courses to explore from the Hy Hotel.
Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club – FY8 3LQ
One of the premier links courses in the world, The Royal Lytham and St Annes Club has been host to 11 Open Championships, two Ryder Cups and numerous other major tournaments including The Women’s Open, The Senior Open, The Amateur Championship and The Walker Cup.
St Annes Old Links – FY8 2LD
The Old Links was voted among Golf World‘s ‘Top 100 Courses in England 2021’.
The course has been used by the R & A as a final qualifier for The Open and the fairways have been graced by the likes of Water Hagen, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Bubba Watson.
Visitors to the Old Links are sure of a warm welcome, and comments on the website describe “a course that ranks among the best we have played, including multiple championship courses on both sides of the Atlantic.”
Fairhaven Golf Club – FY8 4JU
Recognised as one of the finest Championship courses in the north of England, Fairhaven Golf Club is a beautiful course and welcomes golfers of all handicaps throughout the year.
Described as ‘a real hidden gem’, Fairhaven has been home to professional golf since 1934 and is known for being immaculately kept.
Lytham Green Drive Golf Club – FY8 4LE
Lytham Green Drive Golf Club’s history goes all the way back to 1913 and is a good test of golf in a picturesque setting with wildlife, ponds and tree-lined fairways. The course may be difficult, but the staff are friendly and the fairways and greens are very well maintained.
Countless five-star reviews confirm that it’s well worth a visit.
And for some fun golf
There’s the popular 18-hold MiniLinks course at St Annes with distances ranging from 30 to 100 yards. To celebrate Halloween, they have night golf for one night only, from 5pm to midnight.
Don’t miss the new 18-hole Fairhaven Adventure Golf which opened in September 2020 and is located at Fairhaven Lake and Gardens.