This phenomenal golf region and Royals Tour has been the venue for The Open Championship an astounding 32 times as well as the Ryder Cup and Walker Cup. Instantly recognizable from their T.V. exposure, the Royal courses have iconic clubhouses filled with championship memorabilia. After golf at the Open venues, Liverpool, which has undergone a renaissance in recent years, is teeming with excellent restaurants, superb shopping and Beatles landmarks. Be both a spectator and a player – cheer on the players in luxury at The Open Championship and play golf at the original Open venues – it’s the perfect combination.
3 rounds of Championship Golf: Royal Liverpool, Royal Birkdale, Royal Lytham & St. Anne's
2 days Scorers Hospitality Tickets to The 149th Open at Royal St Georges (Saturday & Sunday)
4 nights at the Malmaison Hotel, Liverpool
3 nights at the Best Western Clifton Hotel, Folkestone
Full English Breakfast daily
Luxury coach transportation throughout
Group Arrival Transfer - Manchester Airport
Group Departure Transfer - London Gatwick Airport
Fully-hosted by a Premier Golf Representative
Items of a personal nature
Meals not specified
Caddie fees and gratuity
Driver gratuity - recommended at £5-10 per person per day
*Pricing starting at:
$4,915.00 per person Twin/sharing golfer $5,980.00 per person Single
$1,500.00 deposit required
* Based on availability
Malmaison Hotel, Liverpool
In the Princes Dock area, Malmaison Liverpool boasts a state-of-the-art gym, boutique-style rooms and the sleek Brasserie restaurant. Designer shopping districts and train stations are all just 1 mile away. Every modern room has free Wi-Fi, an LCD flat-screen TV, DVD player and a luxury private bathroom. Music and DVDs are available at the front desk, while some rooms have views of the River Mersey. The Brasserie at the Liverpool Mal provides a menu of classic British dishes using local produce. A special ‘kitchen table’ allows diners to watch the chefs at work. The historic Liver Building is just a 5-minute walk from the Mal, with bars and restaurants just a few feet further. The lively Plum Bar and elegant Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar offer stylish cocktails and evening entertainment.
Premier Golf Rating: A
Best Western Clifton Hotel, Folkestone
The Best Western Clifton Hotel in Folkestone is perched on the famous Leas, with views across the Channel to France. Celebrated as a Folkestone landmark, the hotel is fabulously situated only fifty yards from the Leas Cliff Hall Conference and Entertainment Centre. The majestic sands of the East Cliff Beach are a pleasant stroll away whilst the town center and harbor are mere minutes away. This charming hotel near the heart of Folkestone dates back to the 1864 and here you will enjoy the Victorian character as well as modern convenience during your stay.
Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake 6,240-7,110 yards | par 72
This historic course is located in the western Liverpool suburb of Hoylake, and thus it’s popular nickname “Hoylake”. In 1930 Bobby Jones won the British Open here, the second leg of his Grand Slam, and later Roberto Devicenzo in ’68, Tiger Woods in ’06 and Rory McIlroy in ‘14. Although relatively flat, the lay of the land is vulnerable to the strong prevailing winds which are likely to blow here and some sloping fairways that can run a nicely placed shot into the rough or bunkers. It is best advised to play here with a caddy your first time out as many tactical shots are required and many hidden hazards await including several in course out-of-bounds. Royal Liverpool also features perhaps England’s most elegant and welcoming clubhouse and locker rooms, recently refurbished to the highest standards. Ranked #69 in the world by Golf Magazine in 2013. Allow 1 hour drive time from Southport and there is a nice practice facility available onsite.
Premier Golf Rating: A
Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club, Lytham & St Annes 6,455-6,882 yards | par 71
Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club was founded in 1886 and the present course was constructed in 1897. It is one of the premier links courses in the world (ranked #59 in the world by Golf Magazine in 2013), host to ten Open Championships, two Ryder Cups and numerous other major tournaments including the Women's and Seniors Open Championships. Bobby Jones won his first Open here in 1926 (see the plaque on the leftside of 17th fairway). Lytham is among the best conditioned Open Championship venues, opens with a par 3, has lots of OB, and the small greens are normally quite fast, but the biggest defense is the 202 bunkers, which clearly dominate your club selection. No doubt you will be in many of them, and you will find this perhaps the hardest course you play on your trip. The clubhouse is among the finest in golf and visitors rooms, lockers, and restaurant are all well-appointed and the golf artifacts around the club are worth the trip alone. The dining areas (all except the Spike Bar) require suit and tie so be prepared. Nice practice facility onsite. Allow a 1 hour drive in each direction from Southport.
Premier Golf Rating: A+
Royal Birkdale GC, Southport 6,817 yards | par 72
The Royal Birkdale GC links on Lancashire’s Southport Coast were originally laid out by George Low, but in the 1930’s Fred Hawtree and JH Taylor redesigned them and it is considered among the very best tests of golf anywhere (Golf Magazine ranked #31 in the world 2013). Birkdale has staged a multitude of major events, including the British Open on numerous occasions and the Ryder Cup (site of “The Concession” by Nicklaus to Jacklin). With most of the fairways being flat and greens generally well defined, Royal Birkdale is a much fairer test than many traditional seaside links. There are some great holes on the course including the 186 yards twelfth set among the sand hills close to the sea, and the heavily bunkered dogleg eighteenth. One of the best features is the majority of holes are solitude, you can’t see any other players from your fairway! This is a golf course that you will walk off the 18th, and want to set right back to the first tee to play it again! Good practice facility available onsite, the pro shop is among the most well stocked in the UK and the art deco clubhouse is fabulous on the inside.
Premier Golf Rating: A+
Scorer's Club Hospitality Tickets - Luxury
Hearty classics served up in a stylish and relaxed environment. Situated inside the popular Spectator Village, this experience lends luxury to your day in a relaxed environment. Close to the famous yellow Open leaderboards on the 18th hole, you are in the thick of the action with easy access to the course. Enjoy the lively atmosphere of the private garden and watch events unfold on the TV screen. Keep one eye on the scores as you savor the bistro-style fare.
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