Royal Liverpool Golf Club can be, by turns, beautiful, uplifting, awe inspiring and, on occasion, soul-destroying. The course was created to be a demanding test of golf and remain so, and they lie at the very heart of the history and development of golf in Great Britain.
Built in 1869, on what was then the racecourse of the Liverpool Hunt Club, Royal Liverpool is the oldest of all the English seaside courses with the exception of Westward Ho in Devon, which was established just a few years earlier.
Much time has passed since then, but Royal Liverpool, despite a first glance of a flat and benign appearance, is still very much among the toughest and most demanding tests of golf. What’s more, in recent years, under the guidance of renowned course architect, Donald Steel, the course has been lengthened and upgraded to take on twenty-first century technology and increasingly athletic big hitters.