Golf Breaks In LancashireLancashire, in the North West of England, is home to some incredible golf courses - especially those situated in England's Golf Coast which is situated around the Southport region and includes an unrivalled concentration of Championship golf courses in England. There are also a stay and play options for those looking for a relaxing weekend away or a golf and Spa break.
Golf In Lancashire
Golf in Lancashire and the North West started a little later than in other regions but now with over 140 courses some of which are amongst the finest in the UK it has certainly caught up. So much so that it is now known as England’s Golf Coast with Royal Birkdale and Royal Lytham St. Annes Open Championship venues that are world renowned.
The Golf Courses In Lancashire
Starting with Royal Birkdale it would be hard to find a more iconic view in golf then the view of the white club house as you play your second shot to the 18th green. It’s a magnificent golf course and fully deserves its reputation as one of the Open’s best venues. Next door is a course that whilst it doesn’t have the history or reputation as Birkdale is in the opinion of many judges very nearly as good and that is Hillside Golf Club. Set on similar terrain it offers a very similar experience as Birkdale but without the History.
Royal Lytham & St. Annes is around 10 miles from Birkdale and is the most Northerly of the Championship courses in England. Although its not by the sea it is a true links course that unusually has a railway line running alongside one side of the course and is surrounded by houses. Its fair to say its probably a tougher test then Birkdale and while not as pretty it is also steeped in history and atmosphere. There are another 5 links courses between St. Annes and Liverpool all offering high quality links golf.
Whilst the majority of the best-known courses are located on the coast or near to it further inland there are some very good parkland courses. Pleasington Golf Club situated between Preston and Blackburn which opened in 1891 is certainly one of the best. Other courses that are worth playing are Clitheroe, Ormskirk, Bolton Old Links, Lancaster and Formby Hall.
Where To Stay In Lancashire
With the most popular courses situated on the coast there is no shortage of places to stay as they are all close to tourist centres such as Blackpool, Southport and Liverpool. By far the best way to experience England’s Golf Coast would be to stay in either Southport or Lytham St. Annes and then select the courses you wish to play on. Close to the coast Formby Hall is a popular destination as it has its own 18 hole golf course but is close to all the great links courses of the region. For those wanting to be near to Blackpool with all its attractions then the Herons Reach complex would be ideal. This four star hotel has a Peter Allis designed golf course that has held several championship events. Worsley Park near to Manchester is a Marriott Hotel that has its own parkland golf course and four star property.
There are so many good golf courses in this area that it’s a must visit destination especially for lovers of links golf. England’s Golf Coast is a very apt name and with several seaside Resorts to stay in there is no shortage of places offering evening entertainment.
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Lancashire is the perfect place to go for a golf break. With so many good golf courses to choose from, exciting places to stay and with an ever increasing reputation for gastronomy its too good to miss.
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