Royal Liverpool Golf Course
Hosts of The Open Championship 2023
The Royal Liverpool Golf Club is one of the oldest and famous golf venues in the country. It was founded all the way back in 1869 and it is based in Hoylake in the borough of Wirral in Merseyside.
The golf course was designed by Robert Chambers, George Morris and Harry Colt, and it spans a staggering one acre. Over the years it has played host to all of golf’s many famous championships, with its first being the inaugural amateur championship in 1885 and then it hosted it’s first Open Championship in 1897.
It has gone on to host The Open Championship a total of 12 times (1897, 1902, 1907, 1913, 1924, 1930, 1936, 1947, 1956, 1967, 2006 & 2014), with 2023 being the 13th time it has hosted this prestigious event.
Many of the best golfers in the sport’s history have graced the Royal Liverpool over the years. Tiger Woods won his third Open Championship. When it hosted The Open in 2006, it had been 39 years since it had last seen action from The Open played out there.
The course has 18 holes and the par stands at 72. There is beautiful scenery throughout the golf course with lakes and plenty of green space for you to enjoy.
There is no better way to experience all the action at The Open in 2023 with Eventmasters’ The Open Hospitality.
Royal Liverpool Golf Course Hospitality
Witness the enthralling action that The Open has to offer with Eventmasters’ Open Hospitality in 2023.
Be in heart of the golf course with our Scorers facilities, or enjoy elevated views of the 16th hole with a private balcony at the Clubmakers. Impress your guests at one of the world’s most prestigious golf championships with official golf hospitality packages at The 151st Open.
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History of The Royal Liverpool Golf Club
The Royal Liverpool Golf Club was founded all the way back in 1869. Initially the grounds doubled as a golfing venue and a horse racing venue. This is still noticeable today with the names of the 1st and 18th holes (Course and Stand). The club’s first competition was the Autumn Meeting in the same year.
In 1885, the Royal Liverpool hosted an informal open amateur grand tournament, which saw 44 top players of the time compete for the title. It was Alan Macfie who emerged victorious against Horace Hutchinson in the final.
The golf course was designed by a trio, made up of Robert Chambers, George Morris and Harry Colt.
1890 saw John Ball win his second amateur championship at his home golf course. It was not at the Royal Liverpool, but Ball later became the first Englishman to win The Open the same year.
Arnaud Massy, one of the best golfers that France has ever produced, became the first non-Briton to win The Open, winning it at The Royal Liverpool Golf Club in 1907.
It has hosted The Open Championship a total of 12 times (1897, 1902, 1907, 1913, 1924, 1930, 1936, 1947, 1956, 1967, 2006 & 2014), with 2023 being the 13th time it has hosted The Open.
In 2006, Tiger Woods won his third Open Championship. In 2023, more history is to be made and no-one can predict who with lift The Open title at the prestigious Royal Liverpool Golf Club.
There is no better way to experience all the action at The Open in 2023 with Eventmasters’ Golf Hospitality.
Royal Liverpool Golf Club Facilities:
There are plenty of facilities available at the Royal Liverpool at your disposal, including a clubhouse, locker rooms, the Piazza (seating area), a hall full of history, a staircase with pictures of legends, a club room with a view of the course, and a library.
There are numerous great hotels in close proximity to The Royal Liverpool Golf Club, including: Malmaison Liverpool (8.2 miles away), Pullman Liverpool (8.3 miles away), Crowne Plaza Liverpool City Centre (8.2 miles away), Holiday Inn Express Liverpool (8.3 miles away) and INNSiDE by Melia Liverpool (8.3 miles away).
Royal Liverpool Attractions:
West Kirby Beach
Relax in style on the West Kirby Beach, right on the River Dee. It is also great for the more adventurous people with it being a great spot for water sports. It is only just over a mile away from the Royal Liverpool Golf Club.
This is for the nature lovers out there. This beautiful island is great for leisurely walks whilst enjoying the fantastic scenery on offer. It is notable for it being a stopping off point for migrating birds. It is only just under 2 miles away from the Royal Liverpool Golf Club.
Royden Park is home to some fantastic parkland nearby Thurstaton Common. The Park is an astonishing 26 Hectares of woodlands to explore with meadows, wetland and fishing all on offer. It is only just over 2 miles away from the Royal Liverpool Golf Club.
Williamson Art Gallery & Museum
For those wanting to take in a bit of local culture, then the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum is for you. It is home to no less than fourteen gallery spaces with regular exhibitions taking place both of local and national interest. It is only just under 6 miles away from the Royal Liverpool Golf Club.
Travelling to Royal Liverpool Golf Course
Please use the map provided by Google for further information.
Please be warned that train services are going to be busy throughout the duration of The Open this year. Merseyrail is the provider of train services throughout Merseyside. There are five lines that are available to use when travelling to the venue: Bidston, Chester, Ellesmere Port, Liverpool Central and Liverpool Lime Street.
The nearest train station to the Royal Liverpool is the Hoylake Station, which is located approximately a mile away, which takes just over 20 minutes to walk.
There is a park and ride service with buses that will take you to and from the Royal Liverpool Golf Club. The Car Park is located where the park and ride service is based.
There are various ways of getting to the Royal Liverpool Golf Club by car.
You will need to leave the M6 motorway at junction 26, before following signs for the M58 heading towards Liverpool. Once you have reached the end of the M58 follow signs for the A59. Follow the A59 through the Wallasey Tunnel. You should then continue onto the M53 and follow the signs that say ‘The Open Park & Ride’.
You will need to follow the M62/M60 westbound, before leaving the M60 at Junction 12 to then join the M62 motorway. You should then leave the M62 at Junction 10 before joining the M6 towards Birmingham and Chester. Exit the M6 motorway at Junction 20A and then you will then need to join the M56. Leave the M56 at Junction 15 and join the M53. Follow signs saying ‘The Open Park & Ride’.
From the M6, you will need to leave the motorway at Junction 20 onto the M56 towards North Wales. Leave the M56 at Junction 15 for the M53 heading towards Ellesmere Port. You will then follow the signs that say ‘The Open Park & Ride’.
From the direction of North Wales, you will need to follow the A55 road towards Chester, before continuing onto the A55. Leave the A55 to join the M53 that is heading towards Ellesmere Port. You will then continue on the M53 whilst also following the signs that say ‘The Open Park & Ride’.
There are two bus routes that can take you to the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake. One is the 38 service, and the other is the 407 service.
There are taxi ranks available for The Open this year in walking distance of the course. Taxis are also available from Hoylake Train Station, which can take you to the Royal Liverpool Golf Course.
Royal Liverpool Golf Club & The Open Championship FAQs
When is The Open 2023?
This year’s open, the 151st to take place, starts on Thursday 20th July with the tournament coming to a close four days later on Sunday 23rd July 2023.
Where is The Open taking place?
The 151st Open is taking place at the Royal Liverpool Golf Course, located in Hoylake (CH47 4AL). This will be the 13th Open Championship to take place at the venue.
Is there a dress code at Royal Liverpool for The Open Championship?
Yes. In the clubhouse, golf wear must be worn until 6pm, but no shorts are allowed upstairs. Jacket, ties and dresses are to be worn thereafter. Denim Jeans, training shooes, round neck t-shirts are not permitted anywhere.
On the course, normal golf wear is required with shirts tucked in. Shirts are to be knee length with white sports socks.
When do the gates open?
On Thursday and Friday, the gates will open at 6am. For Saturday and Sunday, the gates will open an hour later at 7am.
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