The home of Lancaster Golf Club is Ashton Hall which dates back to medieval times and has hosted kings of England in centuries gone by. It will impress even the most discerning visitor with its Gothic style architecture and superb setting, providing an unforgettable ambience.
The beautiful Lakeland mountains to the north and the rolling heather clad hills of the Trough of Bowland to the east form the backdrop to a most attractive, gently undulating parkland course on the Lune Estuary.
The course, measuring 6512 yards with a par of 71, and designed by James Braid in 1932 (5 times open champion and Britain's greatest course architect), provides a challenge to every golfer, especially the classic dogleg ninth, the demanding seventeenth known as 'Braids Best', and the daunting elevated tee to the final green.
Braid's achievement was to construct a course in harmony with the existing landscape, that did not prevent him from introducing spectacular touches of theatre. The most striking effect come after 11 holes: suddenly this parkland course reveals an unexpected seaward aspect, looking out towards the open bay.