The top courses in Lancashire

The golf courses in Lancashire immediately provoke images of the superb championship links golf courses at Royal Lytham, and St. Annes Old Links, but there are a number of other fantastic golf courses in Lancashire that deserve equal praise. The heathland golf course at Pleasington is used for Open Qualifying, and the Peter Aliiss & Clive Clarke designed parkland golf course at De Vere Heron’s Reach, are two examples of other championship golf courses in Lancashire. There are over 100 golf clubs in Lancashire and the variety will please the beginner looking for a public golf course, as well as the potential member looking for a private golf club. The county is bordered by Cumbria, Merseyside, and Yorkshire, and it is an extremely popular golfing holiday destination due to the number of golf courses near Manchester, and the nearby tourist town of Blackpool. Other golf clubs in Lancashire of note include Houghwood, Knott End, and Marriott Worsley Park.

Lancashire Golf Courses

 Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club at Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club in Lancashire

Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club

Widely acclaimed as one of the finest inland courses in the North of England, Worsley Park Country Club is a classic championship design that uses the full potential of the natural terrain including seven water hazards. The course is set on gently rolling parkland, formerly the Duke of Bridgewater’s estate. Worsley Park has played host to the PGA EuroPro Tour in 2004 and the European Challenge Tour from 2005 to 2007.

 Leyland Golf Club at Leyland Golf Club in Lancashire

Leyland Golf Club

Leyland Golf Club is an 18 hole parkland course, 6298 yards long, par 70. It possesses a large practice area available to members and visitors. It also has practice bunker and chipping facilities together with a 9 hole putting green. The course is professionally landscaped and has many distinctive features, which include several water hazards. It is within easy access of the M6 and M61 motorways.

 Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Club at Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Club in Lancashire

Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Club

Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club was founded in 1886 and the present course constructed in 1897. The Clubhouse celebrated its Centenary in 1998. It is one of the premier links courses in the world, host to ten Open Championships, two Ryder Cups, and numerous other major tournaments including the Women's and Seniors Open Championships. Northern hospitality has always been famous and Royal Lytham leads the way. You will be made very welcome.

 Knott End Golf Club at Knott End Golf Club in Lancashire

Knott End Golf Club

A unique blend between links and parkland, our 18 hole golf course is a challenge for golfers of all abilities. Although the yardage of the course might seem a little short when compared to some courses, the exposed nature of the course coupled with small, well protected greens ensure a true test of golf. Our clubhouse at Knott End Golf Club is a purpose built haven for the member or visiting golfer. The clubhouse has extensive facilities for all occasions providing the perfect setting for a special day or evening such as a wedding reception.

 Heysham Golf Club at Heysham Golf Club in Lancashire

Heysham Golf Club

Heysham Golf Club is a parkland course situated at the extreme west of the Morecambe/Heysham boundary close to the coast and covers an area of approx 130 acres. We also have a six-bay, covered driving-range. Heysham Golf Club has an active membership with both men's and ladies' teams in the many local competitions. We have lots of club competions - men's, ladies, junior and mixed. Our clubhouse facilities include: 1930s Club House, Licensed Bar, Games Room, Television Lounge, Catering Services. Our Golf Professional, Ryan Done, has a well stocked shop and he provides excellent, professional golf tuition.

 Pleasington Golf Club at Pleasington Golf Club in Lancashire

Pleasington Golf Club

Formed in October 1890, Pleasington is without doubt one of the best tests of golf in the North-West of England, with a superb layout, being part heathland in character with some heather. This beautiful and picturesque golf course is within 2 miles of exit 3 of the M65 Motorway in Pleasington, a rural village area on the outskirts of Blackburn, with magnificent country views.

 Lytham Green Drive Golf Club at Lytham Green Drive Golf Club in Lancashire

Lytham Green Drive Golf Club

Our club is situated on the Fylde Coast in the North West of England. We are part of England's famous "Golf Coast" which has 20 of the most naturally beautiful golf courses in the country. Green Drive has a reputation as probably the friendliest and most sociable golf club on the Fylde. We encourage guests and the course is ideal for visitors - flat, pleasant parkland, but a bit more testing than you would expect.

 Longridge Golf Club at Longridge Golf Club in Lancashire

Longridge Golf Club

Longridge Golf Club is in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty overlooking the Ribble Valley. The course is a fair test and measures 5974yds par 70, which might not seem very long but the greens are a true test of putting. If the wind blows it can play very like a links course and course management is vital. The friendly staff in the pro shop and clubhouse will ensure that you enjoy your time at the club, and will no doubt want to come back again.

 Hurlston Hall Golf & Country Club at Hurlston Hall Golf and Country Club in Lancashire

Hurlston Hall Golf and Country Club

Classical golfing values underpin the philosophy of Hurlston Hall designer Donald Steel. His desire to blend his courses imperceptibly into the surrounding landscape is never more evident than here. The emphasis of this 18 hole, 135 acre, par 72 course is enjoyment. The strategic use of natural elevation, well placed traps and the finely sculptured contours of the greens, present an inspiring challenge. With the emphasis on clever shot selection, there is always the opportunity to card a personal best. However the slightest hint of a hook or slice could result in a battle for respectability.

 Houghwood Golf at Houghwood Golf in Lancashire

Houghwood Golf

Magnificent panoramic views over the Lancashire plain and the Welsh hills makes Houghwood an interesting course to play. At par 70 and 6283 yards for men, and 5341 yards par 71 for ladies, it provides a stimulating and pleasurable test of skill. The large greens built to USGA specification are probably the finest in the area and a permanant track allows the use of the large fleet of buggies and trolleys the whole year round.

 Blackburn Golf Club at Blackburn Golf Club in Lancashire

Blackburn Golf Club

Blackburn Golf Club was founded in 1894 when Blackburn was at it’s height as a cotton and engineering town. The 18 hole parkland course today, with its outstanding views of the Pennines Hills and Lancashire coast is a far cry from that original course, where sheep and cattle grazed. Over the past 115 years many changes and improvements have been made to the course and the clubhouse, which have made Blackburn Golf Club a place to be proud of. Visitors are always given a warm welcome at Blackburn, our aim is to provide a challenging course which may be enjoyed by all golfers.

 Shaw Hill Hotel, Golf & Country Club at Shaw Hill Hotel, Golf & Country Club in Lancashire

Shaw Hill Hotel, Golf & Country Club

Shaw Hill offers unrivalled golf facilities, our championship 72-par mature parkland course is popular with members and return visitors alike. A challenging undulated parkland course presents a test for golfers of all abilities. The hotel and complex is privately owned and managed by the Stokes family. Regardless of your passion for golf there is something for everyone here at Shaw Hill. An award winning restaurant, and a wide range of leisure and spa facilities make this a fantastic venue for every occasion.

 De Vere Heron's Reach at De Vere Village Herons Reach in Lancashire

De Vere Village Herons Reach

A stunning hotel resort set in 236 acres of parkland and lakes but just 10 minutes from Blackpool's famous seafront. This is Herons' Reach. Heron's Reach is unique amongst Blackpool's hotels - a tranquil oasis away from all the bustle. From the warm welcome as you check in, to the comfortable rooms; From the mouth-watering menus and the glorious golf course to the lavish treatments in the spa; Your experiences here will be memorable and unique.

 Stanley Park Golf Course at Stanley Park Golf Course in Lancashire

Stanley Park Golf Course

The golf course was opened in 1925 having been designed by the famous golf course architect Dr Alister MacKenzie who also designed such well known Courses as Royal Melbourne, Cypress Point and Augusta National, home to the US Masters. The course is an undulating parkland layout with a variety of natural hazards, dykes and grassy swales to negotiate as well as carefully placed bunkers. It is a Course that requires thought as well as skill to be able to walk off the 18th with a good score. In June 2010 the Course joined our Mack Golf Group; and we have set about upgrading the Course where necessary and promoting Junior and Ladies golf.

 Fairhaven Golf Club at Fairhaven Golf Club in Lancashire

Fairhaven Golf Club

Recognised by the hierarchy of golf as one of the best courses in Northern England, Fairhaven has much to offer visiting golfers. The course is an unusual blend of links and parkland which is relatively flat. It is consistently maintained and presented to the highest standard, presenting a fair challenge to golfers of all abilities, featuring the ‘risk & reward’ elements of negotiating the 122 deep revetted bunkers for which Fairhaven is famous. It has all the characteristics of a traditional links course, including a sand sub-soil, allowing year-round golf. Fairhaven is not only a beautiful place to play golf but fully lives up to its designation as a ‘Championship’ course originally designed by James Braid.

 St Annes Old Links Golf Club at St Annes Old Links Golf Club in Lancashire

St Annes Old Links Golf Club

Founded in 1901, St Annes Old Links is another of the fine championship links of England’s north west coast. The Old Links has been voted in Golf World's Top 100 Golf Courses in England 2011 and our signature 9th hole was voted by Golf World in the May 2010 issue as the Top 9th Hole in Great Britain and Ireland. The true links nature of this Lancashire golf course brings golfing enthusiasts from all four corners of the UK and around the world. Golfers of all levels will be attracted to this flat but demanding course which is both traditional and historic and where the greens are renowed for speed, slickness and running true. Like all great links, the course is designed to test your patience and resilience.