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Lytham’s famous bunkers

July 17, 2012

This week’s Open Championship (British Open for us Yanks) will be played at Royal Lytham and St. Anne’s, an hour north of Liverpool. It’s at the northern end of some great links land which features a half dozen fantastic courses.

Royal Liverpool (Hoylake) is at the south end of the stretch, out on the Wirral peninsula. Then the special foursome; Formby, Southport & Ainsdale, Hillside & Royal Birkdale between Liverpool and Lytham.

If you get up early to watch the live golf, like I will, you’ll certainly hear about Lytham’s famous bunkers. There are over 200 of them and they are hazardous to your score. Attached is a photo from our 2010 trip. This is where I ended up when I tried to play safe and not go over the huge bunker-faced dune off the tee on the sixth.

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Did I mention that the wind can blow on the links (even though Lytham is about a mile inland from the water).

Players who get the bad half of the draw can be blown right out of the event.  They’re talking about tough weather conditions this year.

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