5 Reasons to Love Liverpool
1. Headquarter City for Premier Golf’s 2018 International Pro-Am
Participants in Premier Golf’s 9th annual international pro-am will stay for six nights at the Hard Days Night Hotel in Liverpool. It’s conveniently located on North John Street in the city center “Beatles Quarter” to allow guests to fully enjoy everything Liverpool has to offer. The “Royals” pro-am will take place on Sunday, June 3rd to Saturday June 9th, 2018 and feature play on renowned Open Championship venues near Liverpool such as Royal Birkdale, Royal Liverpool and Royal Lytham & St. Annes as well as Formby and Hillside (practice round).
2. The Beatles’ Hometown
For golfers who also love The Beatles, Liverpool is an absolute must visit. Exceptional golf courses are located near the city and Liverpool is teeming with Beatles landmarks and attractions. Heading the list are The Cavern Club, the legendary nightclub where the Fab Four got their start (which pro-am participants will visit); The Beatles Story at Albert Dock, the world’s largest permanent exhibition dedicated to the lives and times of The Beatles; and The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour, a two-hour bus ride that takes you to The Beatles childhood homes as well as Penny Lane, Strawberry Field and other notable Beatles landmarks.
3. Great Pubs
Liverpool has a great pub culture with a variety of interesting and charming pubs. Heading up the don’t miss list are Peter Kavanagh’s, an historic pub on Egerton Street with vintage decor, stained glass windows and rich wooden appointments; The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, arguably the most famous pub in Liverpool which is located opposite the concert hall; The Grapes on Mathew Street, where The Beatles used to go to wind down after performing at the Cavern Club; and The Caledonia, where lots of ales and live music are the draw.
4. Variety of Things to Do
Main attractions to enjoy in Liverpool are Merseyside Maritime Museum, Sefton Park, Liverpool Cathedral, Albert Dock, World Museum and St. George’s Hall concert venue. Southport has beaches, botanical gardens and the Southport Pier for those who enjoy waterfront and nature settings.
5. Proximity to Great Golf
While The Beatles tend to overshadow Liverpool’s appeal, sliding under the radar somewhat is the fabulous golf in and around Liverpool. It has 18 golf courses, including 7 courses ranked in the “Top 100 Courses in the U.K. and Ireland” and 10 listed in the “Top 100 Courses in the U.K.”. The courses settings include beautiful coastal land and picturesque countryside. The obvious headliners are Royal Birkdale, Royal Lytham & St Annes and Royal Liverpool, yet there are other excellent courses, too, such as Formby Links, Hillside, Southport & Ainsdale, West Lancashire, Fairhaven and Wallasey.