Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club

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Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club
2009 Women's British Open - Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Course (150).jpg
Clubhouse in July 2009
Club information
Location Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, England
Established 1886
Type Private
Total holes 18
Tournaments hosted The Open Championship,
The Amateur,
Senior British Open,
Women's British Open
Website royallytham.org
Designed by George Lowe
Harry Colt (1919 redesign)
Par 70
Length 7,118 yards (6,509 m) [1]
Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club is located in Lancashire
Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club within Lancashire. Links Gate, St Anne's on Sea, Lancashire. FY8 3LQ

Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, England, is one of the courses in the Open Championship rotation. The Women's British Open has also been played on the course four times: once prior to being designated a major championship by the LPGA Tour, and three times since.

History[edit]

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.

It is renowned as a Course on which is it hard to scramble a good score, after all, there are 204 bunkers peppering the Fairways and surrounding the Greens. It may not be the longest of courses but it is one where careful thought and accurate shots are required.

As Darwin wrote:

'Hit your ball to the right place and the way to the hole is open to you, but hit your ball to the wrong place and every kind of punishment, whether immediate or ultimate, will ensue'.

The Club Professional is Ben Squires. He has been the Professional since 1 January 2013.

The Open Championship[edit]

The Open Championship has been held eleven times at Royal Lytham & St. Annes:

Year Winner Score Winner's
share (£)
R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
2012 South Africa Ernie Els 2nd 67 70 68 68 273 (–7) 900,000
2001 United States David Duval 69 73 65 67 274 (−10) 600,000
1996 United States Tom Lehman 67 67 64 73 271 (−13) 200,000
1988 Spain Seve Ballesteros 3rd 67 71 70 65 273 (−11) 80,000
1979 Spain Seve Ballesteros 1st   73 65 75 70 283 (−1) 15,000
1974 South Africa Gary Player 3rd 69 68 75 70 282 (−2) 5,500
1969 England Tony Jacklin 68 70 70 72 280 (−4) 4,250
1963 New Zealand Bob Charles 68 72 66 71 277 (−7)PO 1,500
1958 Australia Peter Thomson 4th 66 72 67 73 278 (−6)PO 1,000
1952 South Africa Bobby Locke 3rd 69 71 74 73 287 (−1) 300
 1926  United States Bobby Jones (a) 1st 72 72 73 74 291 Am (75)
  • Note: For multiple winners of The Open Championship, superscript ordinal identifies which in their respective careers.

(a) denotes amateur

Women's British Open[edit]

The Women's British Open has been held four times at Royal Lytham & St. Annes:

Year Winner Score Winner's
share (US$)
2009 Scotland Catriona Matthew 285 (−3) 335,000
2006 United States Sherri Steinhauer 3rd 281 (−7) 305,440
2003 Sweden Annika Sörenstam 278 (−10) 254,880
 1998  United States Sherri Steinhauer 1st   292 (+4) 98,162
Notes
  • For multiple winners of the Women's British Open, superscript ordinal identifies which in their respective careers.
  • Years in bold signify editions that were recognised as major championships by the LPGA (2001-present).
    Since its inception in 1979, the Women's British Open has always been a major on the Ladies European Tour.

Scorecard[edit]

Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club [1][2]
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
2012 Open Championship 205 481 478 392 219 492 592 416 165 3440 387 598 198 355 444 462 336 453 413 3646 7086
Blue 206 481 477 391 218 494 589 417 164 3437 385 601 196 357 443 464 358 467 410 3681 7118
Par Championship 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 34 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 36 70
Par Men's 3 4 4 4 3 5 5 4 3 35 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 36 71
Red 198 424 457 381 188 494 569 396 156 3263 334 540 187 340 436 455 351 432 393 3468 6731
Green 174 399 432 371 170 474 539 389 144 3092 320 465 157 324 429 446 343 413 371 3268 6360
Orange 169 375 418 357 147 408 512 311 137 2834 307 391 151 275 418 432 333 404 309 3020 5854
Par Women's 3 4 4 5 3 5 5 4 3 36 4 5 3 4 5 5 4 5 4 39 75
  • The 6th hole was a par 5 in previous Opens (1969-2001)


Lengths of the course for The Open Championship (since 1950):[3]

  • 2012: 7,086 yards (6,479 m), par 70
  • 2001: 6,905 yards (6,314 m), par 71
  • 1996: 6,892 yards (6,302 m), par 71
  • 1988: 6,857 yards (6,270 m), par 71
  • 1979: 6,822 yards (6,238 m), par 71
  • 1974: 6,822 yards (6,238 m), par 71
  • 1969: 6,848 yards (6,262 m), par 71
  • 1963: 6,836 yards (6,251 m), par 70
  • 1958: 6,635 yards (6,067 m)
  • 1952: 6,657 yards (6,087 m)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Scorecard". Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Course guide". The Open. 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Media guide". The Open Championship. 2011. p. 203. Retrieved 29 June 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°44′58″N 3°01′05″W / 53.7495°N 3.0180°W / 53.7495; -3.0180