The golf course is simply stunning, with breath-taking views across the countryside and gives a real sense of tranquillity. Set in the rural village of Pleasington, the course is 5 minutes from the M65 and 10 minutes from the M6 Preston junction.
The course is set in a rare area of heathland which combines beautifully with some ancient woodlands, backing on to the famed Hoghton Tower where the “Sirloin” was created when King James I of England knighted the loin of beef. The course is lucky to be based mainly on sand, with excellent drainage, and fabulous greens. The course is challenging and of a Championship standard but does benefit from 5 different tee options to cater for all abilities.
Originally designed by George Lowe Snr and later extended by Sandy Herd, the layout offers the golfer a unique challenge with a wonderful variety of holes across different elevations. Following the building of the new bridge in 2014, the 5th and 11th holes were swapped. The par for the outward 9 nine is now 38 with 3 par 5’s giving the golfer the chance to post a score including the famous 7th hole “Mill” with its split level fairway . The back nine however has 3 par 3’s and 6 par 4’s presenting the golfer with little room for error, including the tough 13th “Lodge” which can play over 450 yards and the dramatic par 3 12th hole “Owlets” played across a valley. Pleasington offers the golf the chance to play many types of shot, from flying it all the way, to a more links style game. It is a great test of golf which is complemented by the beautiful views across the Lancashire countryside and real sense of serenity.