Lytham St.Annes Coat of Arms
Lytham St.Annes, Lancashire, England


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  The Grand Hotel, St.Annes, in the early 1900s

The Golfers Hotel

Between 1886 & 1897 the Lytham & St.Annes Golf Club had its course on the inland side of  the railway between St.Annes Railway Station and Highbury Road. The Club leased a room in the St.Annes Hotel (site of The Crescent Pub). The hotel was run by Rose J Holloway.

In 1897 the Golf Club moved to the present site at Links Gate, some distance from the St.Annes Hotel. The same year Mrs Holloway had the Grand Hotel built amongst the sand dunes at what was then the end of South Promenade, St.Annes. It was then an isolated spot but was less than half a mile from the new Golf Club and was known as "the golfers' hotel" because it was used by many visiting golfers.