Playing the Course
The Hoylake Golf links can be beautiful, uplifting, awe-inspiring and, on occasion, soul-destroying. They were created to be a demanding test of golf and remain so and they lie at the very heart of the history and development of golf in Great Britain.
Built in 1896, on what was then the racecourse of the Liverpool Hunt Club, Hoylake is the oldest of all the English seaside courses with the exception of Westward Hall in Devon. Robert Chambers and George Morris were commissioned to lay out the original Hoylake Course, which was extended to 18 holes in 1871. This was also the year in which the club was granted its Royal designation thanks to the patronage of His Royal Highness The Duke of Connaught.
In 2014, Rory McIlroy clinches his first Open Championship and third major title with a two-shot victory over Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler on a thrilling final day at Hoylake.
The Northern Irishman joins Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win three of golf’s modern majors by the age of 25.
Royal Liverpool is proud of its links and clubhouse, which offer great golf followed by fine food in relaxed surroundings, and the opportunity to enjoy what is probably the finest collection of golfing memorabilia outside St Andrews. By respecting tradition and keeping up to date, the Club aims to make the Hoylake experience second to none.
Even on the calmest of days we like to think you’ll be blown away.
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