Welcome to Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club

“Walk the Path of Legends”

We are pleased to share this historic course with you and to make your experience as enjoyable as possible we would like to bring a few things to your attention.

 On arrival

Please visit either the Professional Shop, which is located next to the first tee, or enter the historic Clubhouse where we invite you to enjoy our famous Northern hospitality.  Our extensive Catering menu is available daily between 10am and 6.30pm (5.00pm in winter).  For larger groups of 12 or more we encourage pre-bookings to be made with our Catering team – email: catering@royallytham.org

Royal Lytham is often regarded as one of the toughest tests of golf in the world.  It has just 174 bunkers peppering the fairways and surrounding the greens.  It is not a conventionally beautiful golf course but has a charm all of its own.  A Links Course which is a long way from the sea yet close enough for the sea breeze to have an effect on one’s game.  Bernard Darwin, the leading golf writer of the thirties, described it as ‘a beast of a course, but a just beast’.

We encourage all visiting parties, irrespective of ability, to play from the Green Tee Markers (for Men) and Orange Tee Markers (for Ladies). To get full enjoyment out of your visit to Royal Lytham, we advise that handicaps are no higher than 21 for Men, and 30 for Ladies.

We understand that every golfer does not play to the same standard or at the same speed so all we ask is that you do not hold up players behind, please allow groups behind to play through if you start to see them wait.  For everyone’s enjoyment please replace divots, repair pitch marks and rake bunkers (we all know that one bad lie can ruin a golfer’s day!)

You are welcome to make use of all our practice facilities, range ball tokens are available at the Pro Shop.  Caddies, Club Hire and Trolleys are all available by prior arrangement.  We have two buggies available for guests with a medical condition preventing them from walking the course (medical certification is required), these are driven by one of our Caddies for Health & Safety reasons.

Dress Code – On the Course

 Conventional golfing attire including golf shoes are required. Shirts should be tucked in at all times.  Tailored shorts are permitted on the links and can be worn with either knee length or white sports socks. In the Clubhouse  – golfing attire is permitted throughout the Clubhouse.  However shorts, golf shoes, hats and outerwear are not permitted in any of the Club’s public rooms including all bar and catering areas. Jeans, trainers, tracksuits and round neck T-shirts are prohibited on the Course and in the Clubhouse.

Mobile Phone / Media Devices

Devices such as Smart Phones, Tablets and Laptops are permitted for use to access the Internet, Emails, etc., but are not permitted to be used as telephones on the golf course or Practice areas (except in an emergency).  They are strictly prohibited within the Clubhouse,  except in the Locker Room(s) or in the Telephone Booth (situated in the main Entrance Hall).  Devices when used as cameras are permitted.


 In the event of a cancellation, the booking may be moved to an agreed alternative date, within 12 months of the reservation.  Please contact the Reservations Team to check alternative availability.  If you do not wish your booking to be transferred to an alternative date a refund will be offered as per the schedule below:

60 days or more before the date of play – 50% refund

59 days or less before the date of play – No refund

Course closure

In the unlikely event that we close the course due to unplayable weather conditions, the booking may be moved to an agreed alternative date within 12months or a refund of green fees will be made.

We hope these notes cover everything you need to know in advance of your visit but if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to seeing you!