Sir Michael Bonallack, Britain's finest post war amateur golfer and former Secretary of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrew's describes his feeling's on arriving at Royal Lytham: "The first time you arrive at the entrance to Royal Lytham & St Annes, the somewhat foreboding exterior of the Clubhouse gives a totally false impression of the wonderful experience that is awaiting you".
The minute you enter the front door, a sense of history is all encompassing, but combined with a warmth and friendliness that is a characteristic of the membership of this great Club.
Upstairs in the Clubhouse the almost lifelike portrait of Bobby Jones looks down approvingly from the wall and there is the famous club with which he made one of the two most famous strokes in the Championship golf to win the 1926 Open Championship.
The other being the wooden club shot of Gene Sarazen to win the 1935 Masters and who was a great friend and contemporary of Bobby Jones and also held in great affection by the members of Royal Lytham.
When you drag yourself away from browsing through great reminders of the past and from the splendid lunch in the dining room literally over looking the eighteenth green, it is time to test your skills and patience on one of the most under rated Championship courses in the world".