Golf Vacations England – Royal Liverpool-Holylake 7218 yards Par 72
The ancient links of the Royal Liverpool Golf Club at Hoylake, site of the first British Amateur championship, was thankfully added back on to the Open Championship rotation in 2006, a fact that made some of the pros a bit squeamish!
It had been left out of staging the tournament since Roberto deVicenzo’s popular 1967 victory, and since then they have not had to face its controversial challenges such as the out-of-bounds practice area just right of the 1st and 16th fairways, the blind tee shot on the 5th, and the old-fashioned, undulating fairways.
You can feel the past here, both out on the links and inside the clubhouse, one of the most famous in England, housing some terrific Bobby Jones’ memorabilia with much of it commemorating his Open Championship win at Royal Liverpool during his Grand Slam year of 1930. No education of links golf is complete without a visit to Hoylake!
Royal Liverpool – Hoylake, has hosted the Open Championship on 12 occassions, the first being in 1897 and the most recent in 2014 when it was won by Rory McIlroy.