The Royal Liverpool Golf Club is a leading golf club in Merseyside in North West England. It was founded in 1869 on what was then the racecourse of the Liverpool Hunt Club, and received the “Royal” designation in 1871 due to the patronage of the Duke of Connaught of the day, who was one of Queen Victoria’s younger sons. Robert Chambers and George Morris (younger brother of Old Tom Morris) were commissioned to lay out the original Hoylake course, which was extended to 18 holes in 1871. Harry Colt, one of the world’s leading golf course architects, redesigned the course early in the 20th century, and it has since been tweaked periodically, mainly as a response to advances in equipment.
Royal Liverpool — or Hoylake, as it is usually known — is the second-oldest seaside links golf course in England, and was the first course in North-West England to host The Open. Built on the racecourse of the Liverpool Hunt Club, it retained a dual role as horse racing venue and golf course for the first few years of its life.
After the 1967 Open, it seemed unlikely that the Championship would ever return to Hoylake. Yet in 2006, following years of work undertaken to create the space needed for a modern Open, the event returned — and it did so in style. In a week of wonderful weather on a superb, fast golf course, Tiger Woods produced an imperious display of intelligent golf — during which he only once used his driver!
Perched next to the famous Liver Birds is the 4 star Malmaison’s first purpose built hotel in Liverpool, at the heart of the city’s stylish docklands. Look one way and you’ll find stunning sea views. Look the other way from your Liverpool hotel and you’ll find the city centre, awash with shops, bars, concert venues and a city that’s always ready to party. Begin with cocktails in MALBAR, enjoy dinner in the Brasserie, then brace yourself for a brisk walk along the riverside, or, if you’re feeling a little more adventurous, jump from your Liverpool Mal into the city centre with both feet and enjoy one of the most memorable nights of your life.
Included in your package price is:
- 5 nights accommodation sharing a twin/double room in the 4 star Malmaison Liverpool Hotel (16th – 20th July)
- Full English Breakfast daily
- 2 dinners in your hotel (simply advise the hotel which nights you would like to dine)
- Packed lunches for the four championship days (17th – 20th July)
- Return standard class rail tickets (Liverpool Lime Street Station/Hoylake 30 minute journey) on the four championship days (17th – 20th July)
- Season ticket for the 2014 Open Championship (16th – 20th July)
- VAT @ 20%