I have played a few Open Rota courses, on a quest to play them all. Lytham is a great course, in fantastic condition, with a very welcoming clubhouse.
The course itself is a demanding challenge, testing every part of your game. I found the front 9 to be visually very interesting (albeit not as visually stunning as other links courses). I thought the 10th hole to be a great challenge, thread the needle & you are left with a flick, or layup & have anything up to 4 iron in.
However, I found the stretch 15 thru 17 very similar, demanding, 400yd plus Par 4's. but they seem very flat & a little dull.
The 18th is a great finishing hole, a strong par 4, demanding a good drive & solid 2nd shot into an undulating green, which is overlooked by the members sitting in the warm, welcoming bar.
Overall, I enjoyed the experience, it's not my favourite links course or even open rota course, but its worth the trip to challenge your game.
Date: October 03, 2017