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The Course

These are exciting times at Pleasington Golf Club as we have been included in the newly released Golf Monthly Top 200 Courses in the UK & Ireland listing for 2023/24

This is in recognition of our £1m investment programme under the guidance of renowned Golf Course Architect, Ken Moodie, and we’d love you to come and visit us.

The golf course is simply stunning, with breath-taking views across the Lancashire 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.

A Heathland Challenge

Our course is a 12 time Open Qualifying venue which is set in a rare area of heathland. This 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 even in the wettest conditions with fabulous greens and beautifully defined aprons. Providing a real heathland challenge and of a Championship standard. Higher handicappers can also benefit from 5 different tee options to cater for all abilities.

Course Design

Originally designed by George Lowe Snr and later extended by Sandy Herd. The layout offers the golfer a unique challenge whilst offering a wonderful variety of holes across different elevations. Following the building of the new bridge in 2014, the 5th and 11th holes were swapped.  Pleasington offers the golfer the chance to play many types of shot. You can fly it all the way or conversely, play 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. The course is a par 71 with three par 5’s, four par 3’s and eleven par 4’s.

The Mill

Pleasington’s Signature Par 5, 7th Hole

This challenging par 5 with stunning views is in the top 100 most extraordinary holes in Great Britain with the lower fairway over 100 feet below the top fairway and it is connected with a grass chute. Depending on your accuracy and distance there are 4 different ways to play it, it is a true risk and reward hole!

Option 1: An accurate drive of circa 260 yards flying it 10 – 15 yards left of the marker post, this will leave a 180 yard blind shot down over 100 feet to the green – a potential eagle awaits!

Option 2: Aiming just left of the post about 230 yards should catch the gathering swale and make it down the grass chute to the lower fairway leaving a 190 yard shot and a strong birdie opportunity.

Option 3: The choice of the shorter or safer hitter. A shot of 170 – 200 yards will hold the newly developed right hand fairway, leaving a mid iron to the lower fairway and a good chance at a solid par.

Option 4: The Tiger line! A carry of just over 250 yards often into a prevailing wind straight over the corner, with a good bounce you can leave only 160 yards to the green and a very strong eagle chance – high risk but extremely high reward.