£2.5 million facility designed to offer a premier sporting experience to all. Our impressive complex is home to Burnley’s first purpose-built golf driving range. You’ll also find a PGA professional golf academy at Prairie Sports village alongside two FA approved 3G floodlit football pitches, mini golf and short game practice area. But it’s not all action-packed – relax, dine and soak up the Pendle Hill views or catch up on Sky Sports in our 1955 Kitchen & Bar.
Accrington & District Golf Club was founded over 125 years ago in 1893.
The six founder members held a meeting in the courtroom of Accrington Town Hall and their first task was to find a site suitable for play. The original 9-hole course was situated overlooking the town of Accrington on top of the Coppice, and built by Mr. James Birtwistle. The first round of golf played on the course was at the end of August 1893.
18 Hole Golf course set within a scenic location on the leafy edge of Nelson, providing an inspirational escape its elevated position makes for a challenging course stretching 5,989 yards.
Friendly clubhouse with a range of hot and cold food, enjoy a deserved drink from the bar, or hot beverage which can be enjoyed indoors or on the balcony from where you can take in the panoramic views of the course and across to Pendle Hill.
BURNLEY GOLF CLUB was founded in 1905 and was originally known as The Glen View Golf Club. The course was originally mapped out in 1905 by George Lowe the professional at Lytham St Annes. In 1908 the course was redesigned by Alec (Sandy) Herd, former British Open Champion.
In December 1929 the course was visited by James Braid, 5 times British Open winner and renowned golf course designer. James Braid introduced three new holes, over thirty bunkers and several new tee beds and mounds. The local paper called it extravagant!
The layout of the course still remains the same after all this time, which is a testament to James Braid, who at the time said of the course; "In time it will become a course of distinction and will need little or no constructive alteration." He also went on to say that, "The course is beautifully situated, undulating but not unduly so."