The course was orginally mapped out in 1905 by George Lowe the professional at Lytham St. Annes. Iin 1908 the course was redesigned by Alec (Sandy) Herd, former British Open Champion at Hoylake in 1902. The course was altered and increased to 18 holes between its inception in 1905 and 1929, however in December 1929 that the course was visited by James Braid, 5 times British Open winner and renowned golf course designer.
James Braid suggested at the time, three new holes, over thirty bunkers, 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 that "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"
Glen View is laid out on open moorland but the water courses and terrain give the 18 holes variety and sporting character which give strong appeal to golfers of all standards.