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Royal Liverpool Golf Club

5   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 50 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Merseyside is an 18 hole, par 72 (7350 yard), private, links golf course established in 1869

18 holes | Par 72 | 7350 yards | Private | Links


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Address: Meols Drive, Hoylake, Merseyside, L47 4AL United Kingdom

Tel: 0151 632 3101

Golf Pro: John Heggarty | Tel: 0151 632 5868

Website: http://www.royal-liverpool-golf.com


Golf Club Facilities

Golf shop  Golf Shop
Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Function Room Hire  Function Room

he Links are not suitable for high handicap players or novices. Maximum handicaps are: Men - 21; Ladies - 32. Handicap certificates are required.

Midweek Guide: £100 per round Mon; £150 Tues - Fri *

Weekend Guide: £180.00 per round *

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap 20

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £100 per round Mon; £150 Tues - Fri *

Weekend Guide: £180.00 per round *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

4.96

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AVERAGE RATING 4.8
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HIGHLY RATED

97%

would play again or recommend


4.8

The Course

4.7

Course Conditions

4.1

Value For Money

4.4

Pace of Play

4.8

Facilities & Service

4.8

Hospitality

4.8

Practice Facilities

4.7

Food & Drink

What the club says: Built in 1869 on the edge of the Dee shores and against the backdrop of the distant Welsh hills, Royal Liverpool is a fine place to sense the history and traditions of the game and walk in the fairways of famous men. Home of the 2006 Open Championship, the course may at first appear to look flat and benign, but don't let this be deceiving as in recent years golf architect Donald Steel has been commissioned, with great success, to restore and elevate the course to modern championship standards.

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Stephen M rated 4.5 out of 5

Reviewed May 7 2022

Stunning place.

So much history, everything you’d expect from an open venue.

Tee boxes are better then most greens around the UK.

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Paul S rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 13 2020

Fantastic Open course

If you want to play a British Open course this must be one of the best. Although we had rain and wind, the course played fairly and the condition it was in was amazing. A very warm welcome from everyone at the club too. If you get the chance play it.

(Round played: Oct 2020 - Score: 97 Handicap: 12.9)

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Stephen J rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 12 2020

Outstanding course well deserved of championship status. Despite quite heavy rain the course remained in good condition and the drainage is excellent. Well recommended during autumn and winter.


(Round played: Oct 2020 - Score: 101 Handicap: 19.9)

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John P rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 16 2020

Fantastic warm reception

Played in August 2020 with few international travelling visitors. What a welcome provided by Andrew the starter. Looked after our group incredibly well. The course was so quiet we had no-one in front or behind. Amazing experience. The course is tough even with limited wind. Deep rough and hundreds of bunkers await. An absolute must play course and experience.

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Graham T rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 23 2019

Wonderful experience the place has a great atmosphere. Everything was superb on the day even the weather held off until the last three holes.

Staff and members were helpful for the Society's 25th Anniversary match.

(Round played: Mar 2019 - Score: 106 Handicap: 23.4)

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Jim R rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 21 2019

Beautiful "Open" Course

Played on one of the spectacular "summer" days at the end of February, so got lucky for the time of year. Just pulling into the car park felt special enough, to see one of the iconic homes of the famous Open Championship and knowing we were going to be walking the same fairways that the greats had done is actually a very intimidating but incredibly exciting experience. The course is beautiful. It's definitely not the hardest test without the strong winds that the region is famous for, but it's still testing enough! Standing on the first tee outside the famous clubhouse with a few other guests waiting for their turn is also quite a nerve-wracking moment! Thankfully the hole doesn't suit a driver off the tee so you can more confidently hit a safer club without looking like a chicken! There are some wonderful parts to the course, especially as you go out around 8,9,10,11, and 12. You have the sea on your left side for views and I imagine when the wind blows, these holes play completely differently!

This is not the cheapest course you will play and in terms of value for money, on the golf side, there are definitely better courses to play for less money, but you can't really put a price on the history of the place and the sheer joy of playing a course you have seen played by the pro's up close on a tv screen. I'm glad I have done it. Not sure I would go back and do it again. One to say I've done, but for the money would look to play another of the old famous courses.

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Steven K rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 21 2019

A privilege to play there.

Played 21/3 on what turned out to be a gloriously sunny day. Course was in fantastic condition, some stunning views and brutal rough. The history of the venue, memorabilia on display and warm welcome experienced all made it a day to remember. The members we spoke to and the starter on the first were all welcoming and made the day even better. Expensive, but worth it.

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Richard M rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Feb 28 2019

Wow. Just played the 2022 Open venue!

Arrived with great excitement to the car park - picturing where Rory drove himself up when he won in 2014. The day was full of Open memories o the course and of course in the amazing clubhouse - absolutely crammed with Open history. We all loved deciphering the players' signatures on the winning photos when Rory and Tiger won - great fun.

The practice area is excellent - a good 5 minute walk to the iconic practice area which impacts holes 1 and 16 with OOB. And what a back drop it provides to aim your practice shots at the clubhouse.
The course was amazing helped by the hottest day in February ever and only a 1 club breeze.
I agree with some reviewers that it is a pretty flat course, And at times the course feels like it is simpy carved out of a field. But the condition is beautiful. Amazing greens fairways and tees.
Favourite stretch for all the party was 10-12 along the coast line with the lighthouse in the background and the coast line to your left. The signature par 3 11th was just breath taking and followed by memories of Tiger holing out on his approach from the 12th fairway in 2006 is just an amazing feeling to walk in his footsteps.
Although the end is probably the weakest part of the course - who cares. The whole expereince is just magical.

We booked with county cards and played an Open venue for £55. Come on!

Only slight gripe - with the Walker cup looming in September they have rebuilt many of the revetted bunkers so most were understandably GUR (which helped!) and they are protecting landing areas on the fairways so offered little mats to play off to protect the fairways (maybe a feature of the area as we played Wallasey on day 2 and they did the same).
Just go play it!

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Stephen M rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 18 2018

Paying for the novelty

Greens and bunkers were outstanding, overall considering it’s an
Open venue it was disappointing tee box’s were neglected. The layout is very flat and not much character to the course , Hillside is a much better course

The clubhouse is stunning and everything you expect with an open venue.

Surprisingly the bar prices are very reasonable.

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 100 Handicap: 18.9)

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Sean K rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 12 2018

Walking among history

One of the oldest clubs in the area , the course is smaller than it looks on TV but is very hard when the wind blows. We played on next to no wind but you still had to club up maybe one or two clubs at times. The rough and gorse is tough in places and of course a bunker will punish you. The views across to North Wales are wonderful. The greens were very true. The staff in the club house were very friendly and helpful. Take time to explore the clubhouse , its fantastic , loads of history. No matter what the price its worth a visit.

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Andy C rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 18 2017

Hoylake

A fantastic day at a course with lots of history. Everyone we met at the club was extremely friendly and ready to help. The course was fantastic, great condition and a challenge. Very memorable day and another open venue ticked off the list.

(Round played: Aug 2017 - Score: 105 Handicap: 18.9)

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Ben M rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 11 2017

Royal Liverpool

The course was in superb nick and the weather was benign so I don't think I'll ever play it as easy as that again

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 96 Handicap: 16.9)

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Ian H rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed May 29 2017

Let's keep this simple: PLAY HERE. This is an amazing course and club and unlike some course which have such history, the people are as welcoming as you will find anywhere. Leave enough time to see the club house memorabilia, including Tiger Wood's 2 iron from his 2006 vistory. Just awesome.

(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 78 Handicap: 5.2)

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David J rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jan 19 2017

One of the best tracks along the lancashire&cheshire coastline. Always great staff and food in the clubhouse and stepping out onto the course is excellent. The greens are always running true and fast. The one big thing it lacks is what they do at other championship Open courses and that's showing visitors the love... I mean this by St Andrews, just the little gift pouch with golfing items in, the experience of a proper starter etc, there missing a very big marketing trick which they need to address.

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John N rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Dec 7 2016


Course was in excellent condition. Friendliest club I've ever visited.

(Round played: Dec 2016 - Score: 88 Handicap: 14.6)

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