Explore Liverpool at the 151st Open Championship
The 151st Open Championship at Royal Liverpool provides the ideal opportunity to explore the iconic city, experience a vibrant culture and delve into its fascinating and somewhat murky past.
Liverpool, the UK’s 5th largest city, is a cultural treasure chest. Its origins are as a major UK port, playing a key role in the industrial revolution. For a period in the 1800s it was considered the UK’s second most important city behind London. However, this prestigious past was plagued by a dark trading history during England’s colonial era.
Through the 20th century, Liverpool saw its share of social challenges, but it was put on the global cultural map thanks to their four favorite sons, The Beatles.
Significant regeneration over recent decades saw the city named European Capital of Culture in 2008, leading to a justified tourism boom.
Today, Liverpool is a modern, metropolitan city, filled with art galleries, museums, bewildering architecture, bars and restaurants. Its people, affectionately known as ‘Scousers’ will guarantee a warm welcome.
At the heart of modern Liverpool are the docklands, headlined by the beautiful Royal Albert Docks. Former warehouses and shipyards are now home to bistro’s, cocktail bars, and a number of attractions including the famed Tate Liverpool gallery. The perfect location to relax, soak in Liverpool’s industrial past and admire its tasteful contemporary revolution.
Liverpool’s vibrant entertainment scene centre’s around the Cavern Club, birthplace of English pop music in the 1960s and still a thriving live music venue today. Revel in the long list of musical superstars who have played this intimate venue.
Liverpool’s ‘Three Graces’, the most famous collection of buildings, sit majestically in sequence alongside the waterfront. The most notable is the Royal Liver Building. Two liver bird statues sit atop 340ft towers, at each end of this great structure. Legend has it that if these two birds were to ever fly away, the city would cease to exist.
North of the city you’ll find England’s Golf Coast. This 40 mile stretch of coastline between Royal Liverpool and Blackpool is home to some of England’s finest courses. Formby, Hillside and Open Championship venues Royal Birkdale and Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club all sit on this same stretch of Irish sea dunes. During our Liverpool Golf Tour you can play each of these iconic Links, 50% of England’s Open Championship rota courses.
A multi-sport city, Liverpool is home to English Premier League rivals, Liverpool and Everton. ‘Match Days’ see the city come to life, with the streets and bars filled with fans singing songs.
Aintree, one of the UK’s showcase racecourses sits on the edge of the city, host of the world famous Grand National horse race, which takes place each April.
The Surrounding Area
The quaint streets of Chester offer an entirely different experience to modern Liverpool. With roman walls still circling the ancient city and the UK’s largest Roman amphitheater. Walk along original two-level galleried arcades in the central Tudor streets and enjoy the renowned collection of independently owned shops, bars and restaurants. A perfect day trip from the hustle and bustle of Liverpool.
‘Liverpudlians’ are immensely proud of their city, and during a 2023 Open Championship package, you’ll soon realize it’s justified. Contact a Premier Golf Travel Expert to discuss options for the 151st Open Championship, call: 866 260 4409 Email: [email protected] or click here.