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

Golf Pro: John Heggarty | Tel: 0151 632 5868

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

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.

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

Golf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire Handicap required

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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


Royal Liverpool Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.84

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 47
Average Ratings
4.77 ... Overall Rating
4.79 ... The Course
4.67 ... Course Cond.
4.77 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.10 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.33 ... Pace of play
4.78 ... Hospitality.
4.78 ... Prac. Facil.
4.67 ... Food + Drink
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47 ratings & 42 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 62 out of 2162.

HIGHLY RATED - 97% would play again or recommend

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Reviewed Aug 18 2018 by Stephen M - rated 3 out of 5

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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Reviewed Feb 12 2015 by Andrew P - rated 3 out of 5


(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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Reviewed Sep 12 2016 by Jon M - rated 4 out of 5
Great course. Really special clubhouse. Knowledgeable and helpful staff. Especially the starter.

(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 119 Handicap: 18)
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Reviewed May 4 2016 by Duncan S - rated 4 out of 5
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.

(Round played: May 2016 - Score: 90 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jun 13 2015 by Andy A - rated 4 out of 5

Abnormally still conditions, rough was very punishing but very enjoyable

(Round played: Jun 2015 - Score: 88 Handicap: 15.1)
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Reviewed Feb 21 2015 by Callum D - rated 4 out of 5


(Round played: Feb 2015 - Score: 87 Handicap: 12.7)
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Reviewed May 22 2010 by Ian R - rated 4 out of 5
Played in the Macmillan cancer charity day. Beautiful day and the course was great. Tough course for high handicappers, especially the bunkers but a great experience to play one of the UK's open championship courses.
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Reviewed Jul 9 2009 by David B - rated 4 out of 5
Not much to say as it was a very wet day, extremely difficult to get out of the rough and not as enjoyable as it should have been, but we still enjoyed playing a great course.
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Reviewed Apr 13 2009 by William C - rated 4 out of 5
Played here same week as we played birkdale, nice course but was not overly impressed with the cost, course was in good condition food was good.
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Reviewed Aug 16 2020 by John P - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed Mar 23 2019 by Graham T - rated 5 out of 5
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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Reviewed Mar 21 2019 by Jim R - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed Mar 21 2019 by Steven K - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed Feb 28 2019 by Richard M - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed Jul 12 2018 by Sean K - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed Aug 18 2017 by Andy C - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed Jul 11 2017 by Ben M - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed May 29 2017 by Ian H - rated 5 out of 5
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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Reviewed Jan 19 2017 by David J - rated 5 out of 5
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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Reviewed Dec 7 2016 by John N - rated 5 out of 5

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

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