Lightfoot Lane (Fulwood Amateurs)

Well blow me down if this one isn’t a little bit of a dazzler! I’m a big fan of sports being played in the wrong stadium. I love watching Wembley transformed for motor-racing, or rugby played at football grounds. And watching Lords transformed from the home of cricket into an archery arena for the London Olympics was a little bit special.


So, a football stadium that poses as a golf course during the day? Oh yes, Fulwood Amateur Football Club! Oh yes indeed. Truth be told, we really don’t need any further explanation, do we? I didn’t, but visited this little beaut, situated near Preston, a couple of years ago now.


It’s arguably unspectacular, but it does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s actually a driving range rather than a golf course, but let’s not pick it apart for something as trivial as that. If anything, that makes it easier to access during the day and take in its majesty.


A couple of covered stands and some dug outs are pretty much all there are to see here, other than an assortment of golfers teeing off and the distance markers, but that’s not really the point. Majestic is absolutely fair. It’s a definite must-see. A bizarre little gem.





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