Royal Liverpool Golf Club

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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
 

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  • 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

  4.82

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 46
Average Ratings
4.77 ... Overall Rating
4.79 ... The Course
4.63 ... Course Cond.
4.77 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.11 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.25 ... Pace of play
4.75 ... Hospitality.
4.75 ... Prac. Facil.
4.63 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

46 ratings & 41 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 68 out of 2137.

HIGHLY RATED - 97% would play again or recommend

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Reviewed Nov 25 2011 by Eugene Mc Daid /Solihull - rated 5 out of 5
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.
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Reviewed Nov 14 2011 by Paul S - rated 5 out of 5
I agree that Royal Liverpool is a grower, it can sometimes come across as unassuming and a little flat in places for a links. However after a couple of rounds it's clear why this is a classic, it's a real shot-maker's course. It's tough but fair, good shots are rewarded as well as bad shots penalised. The condition is always first class and the recent modifications have worked really well including an extremely challenging new 17th green. Stand out holes include the 1st, 5th, 11th, 12th and 16th. Before you leave, check out the museum-like clubhouse, full of memorabilia and historic golfing firsts.
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Reviewed Jul 1 2008 by Andrew S - rated 5 out of 5
The greens were amongst the best (and truest) I have ever payed on. The rough was amongst the longest I have ever played in! Very Friendly in the clubhouse.
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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 May 9 2011 by Simon E - rated 5 out of 5
Royal Liverpool is one of those courses that grows on you the more you play it... It is a truly magnificent test of golf for all handicappers, but probably best to play the Yellow tees for handicaps over 16. I feel honoured to play their every week.
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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 Mar 3 2008 by Will G - rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic Course In great nick 12 months of the year. You will not play on better greens.
Is a real monster of the championship tees when the wind's howling....
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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 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 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 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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Reviewed Dec 6 2016 by Connor G - rated 5 out of 5


(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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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 Jul 26 2016 by Joshua C - rated 5 out of 5
Golfshake Team ReviewWhen 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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