Lytham Green Drive Golf Club
This Lancashire gem measures a meager 6,305 yards, which is relatively short for a modern championship course, but it bares its teeth in a subtle manner. The stealthy, and at times extremely deep, bunkering can be very penal around the putting surfaces.
The outward nine is undoubtedly where you can make a score, and should present a number of birdie opportunities. However, the back nine is extremely challenging, where the long par 4s are a stern examination. The best example of this is the signature 14th, named the ‘Devil's Elbow' - this 90-degree dog-leg is 444 yards long, and also features a stream that comes into play twice, as well as a minute postage stamp green!
Lytham Green Drive is a varied test, and one that challenges every facet of the game. While it may not fit the links mould of Lancashire, it is a fascinating alternative to the many seaside courses during a golf tour of the region.