Blackpool is a popular seaside resort area that’s known for swimming, sunshine and premier golf. You’ll find a wide variety of golf courses in and around Blackpool that offer excellent courses, high-end club amenities, top-notch pro shops and plenty of social activities.

    Whether you’re a novice golfer looking to take in the sites or a seasoned pro checking championship courses off your bucket list, you’ll find it all near Blackpool. Find out more about the 10 best golf courses around Blackpool to plan your trip.

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    Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club

    Experience a centuries-old course

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    The Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club is a historic championship golf course that’s hosted many prominent golf events. Located in Lytham St Annes, about 17 minutes from the Blackpool city centre, the Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club is one of the courses for the Open Championship and has hosted the Women’s British Open, 2 Ryder Cups and more.

    Founded in 1886, the golf club is one of the premier links in the world and presents challenges for even the most seasoned golfers. In total, there are 167 bunkers on the fairways, requiring thought and accuracy.

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    Location: Links Gate, Lytham St Annes, Lytham Saint Annes FY8 3LQ, UK

    Phone: +44 (0)1253 724206

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    Royal Birkdale Golf Club

    Play on a Royal championship course

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    The Royal Birkdale Golf Club is a premier golf course that’s known for its clubhouse and championship matches. Located in Southport, Merseyside, about an hour from Blackpool, the Royal Birkdale Golf Club is one of the clubs in rotation for the Open Championship, the Women’s British Open and the other prominent events.

    The golf club was founded in 1889 and earned Royal status in 1951. Some of its impressive features include the art-deco clubhouse that was constructed in 1935, championship course designs from the Hawtree family and excellent spectator conditions.

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    Location: Waterloo Rd, Southport PR8 2LX, UK

    Phone: +44 (0)1704 552020

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    Stanley Park Golf Course

    Take your game to the next level

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    The Stanley Park Golf Course is a popular local course with modern facilities and an exceptional course and features a fully stocked pro shop, practice facilities and challenging play. Located on North Park Drive in Blackpool, just east of the city centre, the Stanley Park Golf Course was constructed in 1925.

    The course is known for its picturesque landscape with tree-lined fairways and natural and artificial hazards. In addition to challenging features that enhance play, the course is one of the longer options in the area and serves to develop your game.

    Location: N Park Dr, Blackpool FY3 8LS, UK

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 7 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1253 302613

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    Blackpool North Shore Golf Club

    Walk in the footsteps of golf legends

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    The Blackpool North Shore Golf Club is a historic golf club with a challenging 18-hole, par 71 course and a long list of famous golf events. The course has attracted golf legends like Arnold Palmer and Peter Allis.

    Located on Devonshire Road in North Shore, about 10 minutes from the city centre, the club has a lot more to offer than just golf. Blackpool North Shore is known as a social club and offers catering packages and event spaces, visitors tee bookings, members-only spaces and golf society packages.

    Location: 416 Devonshire Rd, Blackpool FY2 0RD, UK

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 11 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1253 352054

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    Staining Lodge Golf Course

    Practice your swing in the English countryside

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    The Staining Lodge Golf Course is a spectacular pay-and-play, 18-hole, par 72 course set on 65 hectares of picturesque Fylde countryside. The course offers membership and contracts, and all levels of golfer are welcome.

    Located within a 10-minute drive of Blackpool, Lytham St Annes and Kirkham, the course is easy to access from the city. While playing, you can take in the views of the Pennines and the quiet of the English countryside. Afterwards, stop in the bar and restaurant for dining and drinks.

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    Location: Dover Lodge Farm, Chain Ln, Staining, Blackpool FY3 0DE, UK

    Phone: +44 (0)1253 891336

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    Fairhaven Golf Club

    Enjoy a game of golf year-round

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    The Fairhaven Golf Club is a traditional links course that offers year-round golf and an array of amenities in Lytham St Annes. Known as one of the top championship golf courses in the North of England, the Fairhaven Golf Club is only about 20 minutes from the Blackpool city centre and offers something for novices and experts alike.

    In addition to a championship course, the Fairhaven Golf Club also offers a practice range, chipping areas, putting greens, changing rooms and buggies. You’ll also find dining facilities, a bar and lounge area, a balcony with course views and more.

    Location: Oakwood Ave, Lytham Saint Annes FY8 4JU, UK

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1253 736741

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    St Annes Old Links Golf Club

    Have fun on a historic links course

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    The St Annes Old Links Golf Club is a prominent championship links on the North West Coast of England with challenging play, versatile design and immaculate greens. Located about 13 minutes from the Blackpool city centre, the course has hosted high-profile events, such as the Ladies’ Golf Union Girl’s Home International Matches, the English Women’s Open Amateur Strokeplay Championship and the Local Final Qualifying for the Open.

    Constructed in 1901, the St Annes Old Links Golf Club features a par 71 championship links course with challenging hazards and vast greens that are designed to test your skills. One of the best features of the course is its versatility, however, which offers excitement and challenges for golfers of all skill levels.

    Location: The Clubhouse, Highbury Rd E, Lytham Saint Annes FY8 2LD, UK

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1253 723597

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    Village Herons Reach Golf Course

    Play a game on immaculate greens

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    The Village Herons Reach Golf Course features manicured fairways and immaculate greens that present plenty of natural and artificial hazards. The golf resort is situated on heathland and lake estate at the Village Hotels, located near the coast of Blackpool.

    Along with an 18-hole championship course, the Village Herons Reach Golf Course also has short game practice facilities, golf buggies for hire, a golf academy, a pro shop and a floodlit driving range. If you plan to spend a lot of time at the club, you can choose from a variety of points-based memberships.

    Location: East Park Drive, Blackpool, Lancashire FY3 8LL, UK

    Phone: +44 (0)1253 208870

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    Lytham Green Drive Golf Club

    Experience golf near the Irish Sea

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    The Lytham Green Drive Golf Club is a picturesque, tree-lined golf course with club amenities. Located close to the coast of the Irish Sea, about 15 minutes from the Blackpool city centre, the Lytham Green Drive Golf Club offers respite from the busy cities and tourist areas for some relaxing – yet challenging – play.

    The golf club is among the many prominent courses on the notorious ‘Golf Coast’ of the Fylde Coast and boasts a versatile course that’s ideal for all handicaps. Along with the course, you can also visit the pro shop, the clubhouse and the bar and restaurant for refreshments.

    Location: Ballam Rd, Lytham Saint Annes FY8 4LE, UK

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1253 737390

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    Poulton-le-Fylde Golf Club

    Enjoy a relaxing game on a parkland course

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    The Poulton-le-Fylde Golf Club is a 9-hole parkland golf course that’s ideal for veteran golfers and beginners alike. Located in Poulton Le Fylde, about 15 minutes from the Blackpool city centre, the course offers a variety of challenges and hazards to develop your skills and provide an interesting day out.

    Along with the course, the Poulton-le-Fylde Golf Course also has junior and senior sections, golf lessons, membership options, group bookings, a pro shop and a well-equipped clubhouse. Another highlight is the indoor swing studio to practice your skills with golf simulation.

    Location: Breck Rd, Poulton-le-Fylde FY6 7HJ, UK

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 9.30 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1253 892444

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