Royal Liverpool Golf Club

Course

9.6

Greens

9.4

Facilities

9.2

Value

7.8

Hospitality

9.2

Average rating

9

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Royal Liverpool Golf Club

Meols Drive

Hoylake

Merseyside

CH47 4AL

0151 632 3101

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Still tough without the wind!

Average rating

9.6

11th August, 2015, by colinn

We went to play on a calm and warm Friday morning. What a blessing!
It took me a few holes to warm up probably because I didn't want to play badly here, and by then we were 3 down. I had by then become a victim of the deep bunkers and coarse rough which is what happens when you're ball striking is off here. Distances are compromised by dead ground and the depth of the bunkers makes shot selection critical. The greens were very good but surprisingly easy paced, compared with my last visit. The pace was uniform. Excellent green surrounds make using the putter the choice from off the green. You can get round with decent hitting and a bit of thought, but really good scoring is not easy. The back tees are for experts, I would have trouble reaching the fairway from most of them, and the rough is penal. A good test for anyone's game.

Course

9

Greens

9

Facilities

10

Value

10

Hospitality

10

Fantastic

Average rating

9.6

19th June, 2015, by derekmedley

Made very welcome last time we played it fantastic open venue a must visit take plenty of balls if the wind blows

Course

10

Greens

10

Facilities

10

Value

8

Hospitality

10

A fantastic late summers evening

Average rating

9

18th June, 2015, by Ian Newell

Blessed by a rare calm afternoon on this historic stretch of links Hoylake was able to share with us its full majesty. While the Open layout differs to the members course there is something quite special hitting your first drive past the club house to the corner of the dog leg first hole and seeing the rest of the course open out in front of you. Traditional links splendour for the purist in us all awaits and the opening holes do not disappoint. Turning back toward the sea this stretch that takes your furthest from the towering clubhouse picks up the scent of the sea and some brutal holes then await punishing the wayward off the tee and fairway alike. The greens get seemingly slicker and more diverse in shape and size the further round the outer reaches of the course you travel and with the the most cunning of par threes navigated it is time to press for home. The warmth of the clubhouse beams before forcing you to turn your back and, if like us you are fortunate, you will be greeted by a sunset lit final finale from this a most magnificent and wholly justified open championship venue.

Course

9

Greens

9

Facilities

9

Value

8

Hospitality

10

A class above

Average rating

7.8

10th August, 2014, by Roper1592

I visited Royal Liverpool [Hoylake] on 6th August 2014 having been to watch The Open Championship there only a couple of weeks previous.

It would seem obvious to write a review of an Open venue as being fabulous, as it must clearly needs to be to host such a huge and prestigeous event. However, I have played on Royal Birkdale, The Brabazon at The Belfry, Gleneagles and Hillside and I can safely say that Royal Liverpool sits right up there with all of them.

The first thing that made this a special round was that the majority of the Open grandstands were still in place for our visit and having sat in most of them a few weeks earlier, it was a real treat to play down the same fairways and see how the stands play their part in defining the course and really making the greens seem tighter. The walk down the 18th - with the enormous stands banking down each side was an absolute treat and gave us goosebumps to think that only a matter of days earlier, Rory McIlroy had done likewise to take the claret jug in front of 1000's of cheering fans.

In the build up to our visit, there had been some lovely summer weather followed by 3/4 days of unsettled rain and wind and we had concerns on how the course may have held up. Pointless really as we should have known it would be immaculate. We were lucky that our round was in dry conditions and even finished in glorious sun.

On arrival at the club we were met by the starter who was extremely friendly and helpful and after a quick practice putt we made our way to the 1st tee. We couldnt have a practice with irons as the grandstands were still occupying the practice area.

Having played the ruthless Royal Birkdale a couple of times, I was prepared to loose quite a few balls in the thick rough and gorse. Birkdale I have found to be a bit of an anti-climax because of this as it ruthlessley punishes you for even a slightly wayward shot and in some respects it ruins the round for a reasonably high handicapper.
Pleasantly, Royal Liverpool did not pan out that way and I lost 1 ball in 18 holes and that was to a horrific snap hook that deserved such punishment.

The rough is nasty to play from, but not tough enough that you struggle to find your ball [thats unless you go 50 yards off line and into the superb thick stuff]

The fairways were like the greens of most courses. Soft and spongy but cut nice and short. The first cut was moderate and made it playable and added to the enjoyment of the round.

The greens were fair and true without being 'super quick' and the break on them was reasonable rather than ridiculous. Set the ball on the right line and it stuck and found the cup. Tee boxes were flat, well kept and in prisitne condition and the pace of play throughout the round was good.

The history in the club house [Tigers 2 iron and winning scorecard are a nice touch] and the club shop is superb with some lovely branded items to take as a nice keep safe for the day.

The bar area was extremely quiet and was the only disappointment of the visit. It felt like a library and there was absolutely no atmosphere - whereas it would have been great to see happy, smiling faces recounting their stories of great rounds played on the wonderful links. But you don't go for the bar do you?

Theres no denying that for this kind of treat, it doesn't come cheap. But this is the equivalent of playing on Wembley 3 weeks after the FA Cup final, or going to a knock on Wimbledon after the wombles have packed up. It just doesn't happen.
Thats the beauty of golf.....you can play the same course, with the same equipment [within reason] of your heroes and on occassions you can hit that one shot that is a close equivalent to what you have watched them achieve. Magical, and you cannot put a price on that as far as Im concerned.

Course

10

Greens

9

Facilities

8

Value

5

Hospitality

7

taking a peek at the open venue

Average rating

9.2

6th July, 2014, by Dave123

First of all i didnt play the course.
However it looks amazing.
the grandstands are all in place setting the scene for what will be an amazing event i am sure.
From tee to green it looked epic.
What a venue right on the coast with the beech and amazing views of wales in full view.
gutted i just missed mr rory mac.
who played the course and passers by got to walk and watch.
having played the course before and was not dissappointed in present condition it would be a pleasure.

Course

10

Greens

10

Facilities

9

Value

8

Hospitality

9