11. Royal Lytham & St Annes
What our panellists said:
CC: The best links in England.
RM: It may not be the most scenic course but it is still seriously good.
CH: Strong course although lacks views.
MM: Stunning golf holes, disappointing environs.
SA: The course relies on bunkering too much to be top class.
KE: Wonderfully strategic from the tee. Multiple bunkers are in play, in just the right way, for players of all abilities.
AL: Too reliant on bunkers – the terrain is not special.
Commentary: Lytham will never seduce the first-time visitor like a Turnberry or Kingsbarns but it is bunkered like nowhere else in this list.
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