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Royal Liverpool Golf Club

Meols Drive, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside, CH47 4AL

Royal Liverpool Golf Club

Meols Drive, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside, CH47 4AL

Royal Liverpool Golf Club at Hoylake has staged major tournaments throughout its long history including eleven Open Championships and many amateur events. The Club is proud that The Open Championship made a successful return to Hoylake in 2006 when Tiger Woods achieved his third victory. The Club is always pleased to welcome visiting golfers to the Links and to the Clubhouse where our impressive heritage collection is on display. The golf course was built in 1869 and, with the exception of Westward Ho! in Devon, is the oldest seaside course in England. It is also one of the great links courses. The club is a place of firsts: the first Amateur in 1885; the first international match between England and Scotland in 1902; the first international between Great Britain and the United States in 1921, now known as the Walker Cup. Although the Club has hosted many great events and many a famous golfing hero has walked the fairways over the years, it is probably best known for its contribution to the amateur game and a place where amateurs feel at home. Aside from hosting the first Amateur Championship there have been other great golfing accomplishments. Hilton, from neighbouring West Kirby, won The Amateur Championship four times and The Open in 1892 and 1897. Hoylake’s own John Ball won The Amateur Championship an amazing eight times, as well as The Open in 1890. By winning The Open at Hoylake in 1930, Bobby Jones secured a place in golf history by winning The Open and The Amateur Championship on both sides of the Atlantic in the same year to achieve his famous ‘Grand Slam’. Whilst at first appearance the links may look flat, at 6,900 yards from the member’s tees it is a stern test and like all links courses, the wind makes its presence felt. The summer breeze can be your ally and the icy gale a ruthless adversary. All the holes require your utmost attention. The well appointed clubhouse offers a respite from the elements and a place to soak up the history and traditions of the game.
The Club will host the 2012 Women’s British Open, 2013 British Boys Championship and the 2014 Open Championship.

Royal Liverpool Golf Club is part of the following Travel Ideas:

The Top Ten Links Courses in England and Wales by Roderick Easdale

"Often called Hoylake, this links has a reputation as one that grows on you. Bernard Darwin wrote “this place of dull and rather mean appearance is one of the most interesting and difficult courses in the world.” The run of holes after the turn, in among the dunes and along the Dee Estuary are most first-comers’ favourites."

Information on Royal Liverpool Golf Club , Meols Drive , Hoylake , Wirral

General Info: Course Statistics: 18 Holes, 6928yds, Par 72 SSS 75. Large practice area.

Green Fees: Apr to Sep: Mon to Fri 18 holes £150. Weekends & BH 18 holes £200.

Visitors Info: All visitors are expected to be competent golfers who hold a current Club or Society handicap. As the Links provide a difficult test of golf, maximum handicaps allowed for visitors are: Men - 21, Ladies - 32. Proof of playing ability is required prior to play.

Societies Info: Larger groups catered for on Wednesday and Fridays.

Date Founded: 1869

Designed by: George Morris

Catering: Coffee and breakfast snacks are available by prior arrangement. A complimentary lunch is served upstairs in the Dining Room from 12.00 to 4.00pm except on Monday when alternative arrangements are made. A range of snacks, sandwiches and afternoon teas is also available downstairs until 5.30pm. Dinner in the Club House is a special delight, but prior booking is required. Evening catering is normally only available for parties of 20 or more at a minimum charge of £400. Menus are available on request.

Pro-Shop: Yes

Clubs for Hire: Yes

Motorised Cart for Hire: No

Local Directions: The Links are on Meols Drive (A540) between Hoylake and West Kirby on the Wirral Peninsula, west of Birkenhead, approximately 10 minutes drive from Exit 2 of the M53 and about 50 minutes from Liverpool and Manchester Airports. Hoylake railway station is just 600 yards away.

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