The Open has been held at Royal Liverpool 12 times, and the city hopes to make even more unforgettable experiences in 2023. Hoylake will host the Open for the first time in nine years after serving as the location for Rory McIlroy’s Claret Jug victory in 2014. Founded in 1897, Royal Liverpool has hosted 12 previous Opens. Legends of the sport including J.H. Taylor, Walter Hagen, Tiger Woods, and Rory McIlroy, are just a few of the well-known players who have claimed the title there.
“Any golfer worth his salt has to cross the sea and try to win the British Open”
Taking place between July 16 and 23, The Open 2023 will be hosted at Royal Liverpool, Hoylake, just ten miles from Liverpool city center, a previous city of culture title holder. This breezy coastal venue showcases the best of what the north west of England has to offer.
Premier Golf can arrange your Open experience vacation, so all you need to do is arrive and dive right into the electric atmosphere of this competition. Our knowledgeable representatives arrange luxury accommodation and recommend the finest restaurants for an experience of a lifetime.
6 nights’ accommodations at The Pullman Liverpool Hotel
3 days Grounds Admission Badges – Thursday, Saturday, Sunday with transfers
2 rounds of golf at Hillside and Royal Lytham & St Annes (including caddie requests)
8 nights superior room accommodations at Titanic Hotel Liverpool
3 days Tournament Grounds Admission Badges (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
4 rounds of golf at Royal Birkdale, Formby, Hillside & Lytham St Annes
The Open, the oldest and most prestigious championship, has seen the best golfers in the world compete against the challenge of links golf for more than 150 years. Eight professional players met in Prestwick beginning in 1860 to decide who would be the Champion Golfer.
The Challenge Belt, valued £25 at the time, was to be awarded to the victor. The first presentation of the Claret Jug didn’t occur until 1873. At The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, the historic Claret Jug is now always on exhibit in the clubhouse.
The Amateur Championship and English Amateur Championship were first played at Hoylake, the “spiritual birthplace” of amateur golf. Here, the competition that would eventually become the Walker Cup was first held in 1921.
Two golden pineapples can be found on poles close to the putting green. They represent hospitality and were once found on the entrance gates. From the beginning, the Royal Liverpool Golf Club’s defenses were primarily made up of rushes, cops, and bunkers (pot, strip, and cross). Only the cop who surrounds the practice field may be left of these initial elements that can still be recognized today.
Few people realize how much those powerful breezes have altered relatively recent course designs, despite the fact that many people write about the powerful winds that hammer the links. Since the massive 200-yard bunker along the right side of the first hole was filled in, the fairway’s level has increased to almost a foot above that of the practice area.
Join Premier Golf in exiting Liverpool and attend the 151st Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club (“Hoylake”). Choose from one of these three packages with daily entrance tickets and some including wonderful rounds of golf including World Top 100 Open Championship venues, such as Royal Lytham & St Annes and Royal Birkdale.
Our hotels are well positioned in Liverpool just a short walk to the downtown activities including the World Museum, The Cavern Club, Museum of Liverpool, The Beatles Story exhibition, and The Royal Albert Dock. Two of our packages include The Pullman Hotel in Liverpool, and our deluxe escorted tour utilizes the luxury Titanic Hotel Liverpool!
Each itinerary is loaded with great golf, tournament tickets, meals, parties, gifts, and sightseeing options for the non-golfers. Liverpool is always a fun place to visit, and this week with the 151st Open in town, it will be electric. Just pick the experience you want, and we’ll take care of the rest!