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Fleetwood Golf Club

Fleetwood: A proper links on the Flyde Coast

Why we’d rather be playing this beautiful true links in North West England

 

If you’re looking to play golf on the Fylde Coast, there are plenty of options. However, if you want a true links experience, then Fleetwood Golf Club has to be your first call.

Further south, you have the likes of Royal Lytham & St Anne’s, St Anne’s Old Links and plenty more incredible golf courses. North of Blackpool, Fleetwood is the best you will find.

The course plays on glorious links turf, with five holes playing along the coastline. It also offers up stunning views of the Irish Sea, this is a true links golf experience.

History

Fleetwood’s history of golf dates back more than 160 years. Officers from the barracks began playing the game in 1861, next to the rifle ranges that were on site.

The current location is the third that Fleetwood Golf Club has operated on. Opened in 1932, Fleetwood Golf Club is a true links offering that was designed by James Steer, and it is the only links course on the Fylde Coast.

What makes Fleetwood Golf Club special?

The views from almost every part of the course are incredible. The Irish Sea provides an incredible backdrop, particularly as the sun is setting in the west.

Fleetwood is not your typical out-and-back routing for a links course. It plays with the front nine along the coastline and the back nine more inland. Five holes (from 3 through 7) feature the Irish Sea and the Fylde Coast on their left side.

Thanks to that, the prevailing wind makes playing at Fleetwood a challenge. Once you’ve played there, you will want to come back to try and conquer the links once more.

Where is it?

Fleetwood Golf Club is one of several incredible links courses on the northwest coastline of England. Looking out over the Irish Sea, the course is just a few miles from Blackpool.

Get in touch with Fleetwood Golf Club

For more information about the club and course, visit their website or call them on 01253 773573.

You can play Fleetwood Golf Club on the NCG Top 100s Tour this year!

  • Register now to play in our 2024 Fleetwood event on July 3rd here.

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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