Played Lytham last November on a dry day. Unfortunately it followed a recent wet period so many of the fairway bunkers were still quite waterlogged but it didn't spoil what is a great test of Links golf. From the moment i arrived and was greeted at the revolving front door by the 'Building Attendant' it oozed tradition but with a modern friendly twist and without any stuffiness, equally welcoming were the pro shop staff and i managed to play off the back tees (not Open tees) so was playing not far short of 7000 yrds. course was a little waterlogged in parts but generally was in great condition considering the recent deludges that had taken place. its not necessarily in 'pretty' surroundings and in terms of that is a million miles away from the vista's you get at places like Turnberry, but then again most of us aren't there to admire the views are we ! great course, those few holes around the turn are great and the last few holes played vv long with the wind but going up that 18th does make the heart beat that little bit faster ... such an iconic view up to the clubhouse that any golf fan will be familiar with in watching Seve etc... club house is worth a 10 min meander around to see all the memorabilia etc..... a must play course.
Date: June 05, 2013