Blackpool North Shore

On 06/09/2013 at 00:00

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Captain's Trophy

Defending Champion Howard Wadsworth

27 Hole Stableford Competition

Sponsored by Jason Lee

At Blackpool North Shore

Postcode FY2 0RD

Meeting Time 9-30am

1st Tee 9 Holes 10am

1st Tee 18 Holes 1pm

Contact Trevoe Orrell


Blackpool North Shore Golf Club has previously been used as a qualifying course when the Open Championship has been held at Royal Lytham. As Home of the Lancashire Open for the past 10 years, many players have expressed the view that the greens are the best in Lancashire. 

THE original course was laid out in the early 1900s before the decision was made to move it to the highest point in Blackpool on Knowle Hill. 
Harry Colt, best known for his work at Sunningdale and Wentworth, was selected for the design over James Braid. 
At a fee of £200 and a budget of just £3,500 the new course was opened in 1927, with the clubhouse following suit a year later.
Today the clubhouse and course have both received facelifts, the club has recently installed a full greens, tees and approaches irrigation system, and the test remains as challenging.
The main reason for this, given its location, is the wind. You only play one hole downwind, and this comes at the short par-4 8th where you don't need too much assistance, two holes into the wind while the other 15 face a cross wind. 
And while the images on the club's website suggest that there is plenty of room it is a different case when you are stood on the tee.
You might think this is a true links given that it is built next to the sea but the land lies on clay and not sand though the greens remain superb and possibly the best in the county. 
Every year the club hosts the Lancashire Open and the local professionals are always full of praise for the putting surfaces.
Also to hand is an excellent academy which houses a short-game area, custom-fit centre and putting studio.


Top holes

By Andrew Richardson, head professional
7th 175 yards, par 3
A bit of a postage stamp green and heads towards the sea so almost always into the wind. The green is slightly raised and well protected by the bunkers. With a strong wind it can play well over 200 yards.
15th 537 yards, par 5
A strong dogleg. The drive is played uphill, then you come back down the hill for the second and third shots. Out of bounds lurks down the right-hand side as you near the green. 
18th 415 yards, par 4
If there is a signature hole it is this, all uphill to the green and to the clubhouse. 
There are two big grass hollows 50 yards short of the green, it has the look of somewhere that has had two huge bombs dropped in it, which makes the green look closer than it is. 
The average handicapper will think twice about taking these on. The green measures 46 yards from back to front, the hardest challenge is to find it. 


Mens Card

1 398 436 4 5
2 366 400 4 11
3 479 524 5 3
4 335 367 4 15
5 392 429 4 1
6 352 385 4 7
7 160 175 3 13
8 277 303 4 17
9 179 196 3 9
OUT 2938 3215 35  

10 487 533 5 8
11 398 435 4 2
12 162 178 3 10
13 271 296 4 18
14 312 341 4 16
15 491 537 5 4
16 283 309 4 12
17 157 172 3 14
18 379 415 4 6
IN 2940 3216 36  
OUT 2938 3215 35  
TOTAL 5878 6431 71