Royal Liverpool Golf Club

  Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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

Contact Information

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

Tel: 0151 632 3101 | Fax: 0151 632 6737

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

Golf Pro: John Heggarty | Tel: 0151 632 5868

Contact/Secretary: David Cromie

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Price Guide: £££££
  • 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.

Facilities & Visitor Information

Course Information: 18 holes | Par 72 | 7350 yards | Private | Links

Facilities: Golf pro shop, Changing rooms, Golf clubhouse, Bar, Food available, Available for functions, golf course.

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

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap 20

Location: http://www.royal-liverpool-golf.com/index.lasso?pg=22ded93716877d01&cl=1&catid=cccea8cb2b0fab5e&mp=02ec705e39af474a

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Royal Liverpool Golf Club Reviews & Information

Golfshake Rating

  4.76

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 40
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4.74 ... Overall Rating
4.79 ... The Course
4.77 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.07 ... VFM
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40 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked 39 out of 1971.

HIGHLY RATED - 96% would play again or recommend

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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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I was delighted to get to play Hoylake again, now for the 3rd time, but with a year or so since the last time. I have to say that I can see what people mean when they say it grows on you. Playing the course with some prior knowledge of where you need to be on the fairways to get the best shot at the green and how to avoid the killer bunkers really makes a difference. Talking of the bunkers, I managed to go in less this time, but when I was, I have to say the condition of them is second to none. There are no complaints or excuses when it’s a struggle to get out. Another thing I had in mind was that the 11th is a lot more challenging once you know more about it. It looks idyllic perched on the edge of the Dee Estuary with fantastic views 360 degrees around. Don’t be fooled, this is a tough Par 3 and a real highlight of the round. The other stand-out hole for me was the all new green on the 17th. I say green, but actually the new angle of attack makes it feel like a completely new hole... and a great one at that. It’s a tough landing area, with some intelligently placed bunkers and roll-off areas that offer a premium for accurate long iron play. Overall, I love playing at Hoylake and I can’t wait to get fit again after my knee operation and get back out ahead of the Women’s Open next year. - Nov 25 2011


Golfshake Team Review

When talking about Royal Liverpool, it is easy to run out of superlatives as the place is just that good. As you walk the tightly mowed fairways you really do get a feel of the history of the place and its past Open Championships. The greens were spot on and the pot bunkers were everything I imagined before arriving here. Every single member of staff was extremely helpful and I would not hesitate to go back. - Jul 26 2016


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Stephen M rated 3 out of 5 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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Connor G rated 5 out of 5 - Dec 6 2016



(Round played: 23such a famous golf course with a brilliant atmosphere and glad I could
Play it to the best of my ability! Very windy but overall a brilliant day out
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Jon M rated 4 out of 5 - Sep 12 2016

Great course. Really special clubhouse. Knowledgeable and helpful staff. Especially the starter.

(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 119 Handicap: 18)
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Joshua C rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 26 2016

When talking about Royal Liverpool, it is easy to run out of superlatives as the place is just that good. As you walk the tightly mowed fairways you really do get a feel of the history of the place and its past Open Championships. The greens were spot on and the pot bunkers were everything I imagined before arriving here. Every single member of staff was extremely helpful and I would not hesitate to go back.
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Ryan B rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 3 2016


loved every minute. great welcome and great coruse. will return!

(Round played: May 2015 - Score: 90 Handicap: 15.2)
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Simon F rated 5 out of 5 - May 23 2016


Played as member's guest so fantastic value for money. Very challenging, as when missing narrow fairways straight into thick rough. Happily only visited two of the impressive bunkers.

(Round played: May 2016 - Score: 118 Handicap: 27.7)
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Duncan S rated 4 out of 5 - May 4 2016

Greens were very fast and tricky to read. Not one of my favourite courses and tighter than you think. Hole 10 and 12 are unfair due to the camber on the fairways. The last five holes are just up and down and uninteresting. It's a tough test but not in the top league in my opinion.

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Sam M rated 5 out of 5 - Nov 25 2015

A super day and course in great condition considering the rain.

(Round played: Nov 2015 - Score: 79 Handicap: 5.5)
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Peter N rated 5 out of 5 - Oct 25 2015

Fantastic course and very good playing conditions, I wish I had the time to play more link courses as it definitely makes you course manage better.

(Round played: Sep 2014 - Score: 107 Handicap: 21.3)
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Richard L rated 5 out of 5 - Sep 16 2015

Beautiful course and got really lucky with the weather. Greens had been worked on but were still very true and fair. Clubhouse is full of history. I feel very lucky to have had the privilege to play there.

(Round played: Sep 2015 - Score: 98 Handicap: 20.7)
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Andy A rated 4 out of 5 - Jun 13 2015


Abnormally still conditions, rough was very punishing but very enjoyable

(Round played: Jun 2015 - Score: 88 Handicap: 15.1)
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Paul C rated 5 out of 5 - Apr 28 2015

Excellent course and amazing day out. Well worth the trip to sample what the real pros play and understand how difficult an Open course can be.

(Round played: Apr 2011 - Score: 89 Handicap: 15.3)
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Callum D rated 4 out of 5 - Feb 21 2015



(Round played: Feb 2015 - Score: 87 Handicap: 12.7)
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Andrew P rated 3 out of 5 - Feb 12 2015



(Round played: Feb 2015 - Score: 83 Handicap: 10.7)

Played this as a birthday present from my fiancee. Clubouse is two floors. Downstairs very standard bar area with the hallway having some good memorabilia. Upstairs was lovely. Very old world with a lovely big bay window looking across the course.
Couldn't have asked for better playing conditions in Feb. Sunny, no wind and very quiet course. The course was in excellent condition. The greeens were fair at best at putted very slowly. I know it is February but I would expect more at a course such as this. What struck me most was how flat the course was, like one giant field, though in immaculate condition other than the greens. Some nice holes but nothing spectacular. The tees were very far forward as well which I felt took something away from the challenge.
Having played a lot of golf at Wallasey down the road (albeit mostly in summer) I would honestly say I find that more interesting and prettier.
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