If you are planning on extending your golf vacation south of Scotland , and looking for some of the greatest links courses in the world , then head south towards the northwest of England to the Lancashire area where you will find the finest courses north England on a stretch of golfing terrain that is the envy of many other areas.

England’s Golf Coast is home to 17 of the finest golf courses in Britain. With no less than 7 courses in the ‘Top 100 Courses of the UK & Ireland’ and 11 listed in the 'Top 100 Courses in England' the concentration of championship golf available within England’s Golf Coast is unparalleled.

The  3 Open Championship venues of Royal Birkdale, Royal Liverpool and Royal Lytham & St. Annes have hosted The Open an impressive 32 times between them since 1897. The Open was most recently held on England's Golf Coast by Royal Liverpool in 2014. The Open returns to the area in 2017 when Royal Birkdale host the 146th playing of The Open Championship.

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