Golf on The Wirral boast a good mix of fine tests from parkland courses to renowned links, among them last year’s Open Championship host at Royal Liverpool

Royal Liverpool

Royal Liverpool, or Hoylake, is undoubtedly the cream of golf on The Wirral. The course has a slightly different feel to other Open venues, perhaps as a result of the large practice area just across the 1st fairway (the 3rd hole during The Open), which the later holes also circumvent.

But as the links moves away towards the Dee estuary, and then along it for a memorable back-nine stretch, it visits some classic and intriguing linksland, which forms a formidable adversary especially when the wind is blowing in unfettered off the Irish Sea.

Royal Liverpool 769

Looking across the green of the famous par-3 11th hole, ‘Alps’