Review for Royal Lytham & St Annes

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Played 36 holes in mid October on a warm but extremely windy day. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. It is clearly a great and extremely challenging golf course, with a lot of history. It feels great walking it and thinking about the greats which have played and won there, despite the fact that the course is optically less beautiful than some of the other open courses with no views to the sea and relatively little ondulations. The only negative thing was that they spiked and sanded the greens and had not cut them for a few days, so they were very slow and bumpy. I know this has to be done sometimes, but a warning ahead or a reduction in Greenfees (no bargain at £140 for one round £195 for 36) would have been justified considering that fast and hard greens are a big part of the golfing experience in links golf.

Date: October 19, 2017

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