Tee off on England’s Golf Coast
Southport, Wirral, Lytham, Merseyside
Discover 12 of the finest links golf courses in the UK, including three Open Championship courses, within striking distance of central Liverpool.
England's Golf Coast, in the northwest of the country, has no less than seven courses in the Top 100 Courses of the UK & Ireland. Royal Birkdale, Royal Liverpool and Royal Lytham & St Annes, have hosted The Open Championship an impressive 32 times between them since 1897. The Open will return in 2017, at Royal Birkdale.
Golfers can choose from a wide range of accommodation or easily reach the Golf Coast by road or rail from Liverpool. When the day’s golfing is done, explore the coastline and picturesque countryside: relax on The Wirral Peninsula, immerse yourself in the charming coastal towns of Lytham and St Annes, or head to buzzing Liverpool for urban adventures.
Liverpool is just over 2 hours by train from London. From there you can take Merseyrail trains to Southport or The Wirral stations, from which many of the golf courses are walking distance.
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