Royal Lytham & St AnnesEurope / Remodelling / United Kingdom
Royal Lytham & St Annes commissioned European Golf Design to advise on the upgrading and restoration of the course in keeping with its history and traditions in preparation for the 2001 Open Championship.
Work included enhancing the current features by restoration work to bunkers and mounding, as well as the construction of fourteen new bunkers. To retrieve the classic links feel of the course, many of the trees that had been allowed to invade the course over the years were removed, encouraging the indigenous species to re-establish.
There are 196 bunkers on the course, many of which were renovated under the supervision of Stan Eby, of European Golf Design.
Graham Cochrane, the chairman of the green and championship committees, said: “We feel he has done a wonderful job of capturing the essence of the course – his alterations have blended in exceptionally well and look as though they have been there since the course was first laid.”
ROYAL LYTHAM & ST ANNES GOLF CLUB
Lytham St Annes
Lancashire, FY8 3LQ