The golf courses in Lancashire immediately provoke images of the superb championship links golf courses at Royal Lytham, and St. Annes Old Links, but there are a number of other fantastic golf courses in Lancashire that deserve equal praise. The heathland golf course at Pleasington is used for Open Qualifying, and the Peter Aliiss & Clive Clarke designed parkland golf course at De Vere Heron’s Reach, are two examples of other championship golf courses in Lancashire. There are over 100 golf clubs in Lancashire and the variety will please the beginner looking for a public golf course, as well as the potential member looking for a private golf club. The county is bordered by Cumbria, Merseyside, and Yorkshire, and it is an extremely popular golfing holiday destination due to the number of golf courses near Manchester, and the nearby tourist town of Blackpool. Other golf clubs in Lancashire of note include Houghwood, Knott End, and Marriott Worsley Park.