Royal Liverpool Golf Club at Hoylake has staged major tournaments throughout its long history which includes eleven Open Championships and many amateur events. The Club is pleased with the Open Championship that made a successful return to Hoylake in 2006 when Tiger Woods achieved his third victory. The Golf Club is always pleased to welcome visiting golfers to the Links and to the Clubhouse where their impressive heritage collection is on display.
The Royal Liverpool course at Hoylake started life as the racecourse of the Liverpool Hunt Club, which is on the shores of the Dee and with the Welsh hills in the distance. As a reminder of its previous life, the original saddling bell is shown among the memorabilia in the clubhouse.The golf course was built in year 1869 and, with the exception of Westward Ho! in Devon, which is the oldest seaside course in England. It is also one of the great links courses.
Although, the Club has hosted many great events and many a famous golfing hero has walked the fairways over the years, it is probably notable for its contribution to the amateur game and a place where amateurs feel at home. Apart from hosting the first Amateur Championship there have been other great golfing accomplishments. Harold Hilton, from neighbouring West Kirby, won The Amateur Championship 4 times and The Open in 1892 and 1897. Hoylake’s own John Ball won The Amateur Championship an amazing 8 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 Amateur and The Open Championship on both sides of the Atlantic in the same year to achieve his famous ‘Grand Slam’.