The Fylde Coast was proud to host the Open Golf Championship at Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Club for the eleventh time in 2012.
The Fylde Coast is a beautiful stretch of coastline with some of the best views and sunsets that you could wish for.
The outstanding natural coastlines bordered by heath and dunes make it ideal for Links Courses. Add in well designed and challenging courses – and of course the challenge of the British weather and north west winds – and you have all the ingredients for a satisfying game for golfers of all skill levels.
The 18 hole Fleetwood Golf Course, running alongside the Wyre coastline, is the only true links course on the Fylde Coast.
It has a long and interesting history, first established by the officers staying at the nearby Euston Barracks. In 1861 when Fleetwood was a garrison town they laid out a links course and organised competitions, with prizes for the winners. Use of that first course was short lived because five years later the School of Musketry was moved to Kent and the golfing officers with it.
However, the local people had obviously got a keen interest in the game because in 1893 a Golf Club was reintroduced, with a course running alongside the sea.
The Fleetwood golf course of today at Princes Way is the third location since it’s inception. Designed by James Steer it was opened in 1932.