'Visit Wirral and experience our classic links'
Royal Liverpool Golf Club is positioned between Hoylake & West Kirby on the North West corner of the Wirral Peninsula. Wirral is a haven of award winning coast, countryside, wildlife, culture, art, theatre and heritage. It is nestled between the River Mersey and the River Dee overlooked by the Welsh Hills on one side and the historic Liverpool skyline on the other. Wirral is perfectly placed for a short golfing break with plenty of other things to do while you are in the area. There are scenic walks and cycle routes, picturesque villages with a range of accommodation, beautiful parks and garden villages, and fantastic places to eat to suit a wide range of tastes.
To find out more about what events are coming up in Wirral, go to www.visitwirral.com.
Within the Hoylake & West Kirby area there is a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets including a newly refurbished 56-room Hotel in Kings Gap just a 9 iron from our practise ground and a traditional Bed & Breakfast overlooking the 17th green. The area is also well served in terms of restaurants and a vibrant nightlife, all within walking distance of the club. Just down the road in Frankby we have the Hillbark Hotel, recently awarded 5-star status and a few miles away in Oxton ‘Restaurant Fraiche’ boasts Michelin-starred chef, Marc Wilkinson. To find out more about the local accommodation, take a look at the Visit Wirral accommodation booking page. http://www.visitwirral.com/accommodation
The links coastline is a hub for wildlife enthusiasts with the birdlife (including Oystercatchers, Curlew & Redshank) attracting people from all over the UK. Hilbre Island, which offers a stunning backdrop to holes 9-12, is a beautiful nature reserve with Grey Seals & Bottlenose Dolphins regularly spotted. Royal Liverpool is not the only international sporting venue in the area. The 2011 European Sand Yachting Championships were held on Hoylake beach and the Marine Lake at West Kirby is one of the largest coastal marine lakes in Europe and plays host to major watersports events. Don’t forget to look out for the amazing sunsets around the coastline!
However, the rest of Wirral also has a huge amount to offer, with exciting events & festivals happening all year round. Did you know that Central Park in New York was inspired by our very own Birkenhead Park? In addition Port Sunlight is a stunning architectural example of a Garden Village, built by William Hesketh Lever in 1888 for the Lever’s factory workers. A visit to the stunning Lady Lever Art Gallery is very worthwhile. Should you choose to catch the oldest ferry service in Europe over to Liverpool, be sure to check out the award-winning U-boat Story at Woodside Ferry port.
After decades in the doldrums, the old seaside town of New Brighton, famous for its Tower and Ballrooms, is going through a £60m regeneration. The Floral Pavilion Theatre has been totally and impressively redeveloped plus a new cinema, retail park, play centre and lots of new restaurants have been added in the last year. Perhaps most notably though, is a new ‘Championship’ miniature golf course featuring 18 holes inspired by top golf holes from around the world including the 12th & 13th at Augusta, the 17th at TPC Sawgrass, the 10th at Turnberry complete with a lighthouse. The highlight of course is the hole based on the 8th (10th in major championships) here at Hoylake, the main hazard being the large pot bunker that needs to be successfully negotiated to get to the green, if not the ball returns to your feet!
With Liverpool just a ‘Ferry across the Mersey’ away and experiencing something of a renaissance, a host of world class entertainment, cultural and sporting highlights are easily accessible within 30 mins.
Also close by is the Roman City of Chester offering close to two thousand years of fascinating history and the premier Zoo in the UK.
The current James Bond 007 actor Daniel Craig grew up in Hoylake
Cynthia Lennon lived in Trinity Road & Julian Lennon attended Kingmead School
William Of Orange left to fight the Irish from Kings Gap for The Battle Of The Boyne in 1690
Eric Morecambe won a talent show in Hoylake, the prize was an audition where he met Ernie Wise
1992 Olympic cycling medallist Chris Boardman was born in Hoylake
Hoylake Lifeboat Station dates back as far as 1803 & is one of the oldest in Great Britain