North West England, Liverpool

The Open 2023

Thu 20 Jul - Sun 23 Jul

The world’s oldest and most historic golf tournament returns to the renowned links course of Hoylake (Royal Liverpool Golf Club). The Open was last played at Royal Liverpool in 2014 when Rory McIlroy clinched his first Open Championship and third major title with a memorable two-shot victory over Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler.

Based on England's Golf Coast, there aren't many places better than this to experience a tournament with Golfbreaks. With 12 of Britain's finest golf courses in the region, it's the perfect tournament to combine with a bucket list golf trip.

  • Authorised Provider of The Open
  • Guaranteed tickets - no need to enter the ballot!
  • On-site experienced Tournaments Team
  • Centrally located hotels in Liverpool

The Open 2023 host - Royal Liverpool Golf Club

The Open is famous for being hosted at historic links courses and 2023 is no different. Royal Liverpool Golf Club (otherwise known as Hoylake) dates back to 1869 and has previously hosted The Open on 12 occasions. The course is located on the edge of the Dee Shores and against the backdrop of the distant Welsh hills, which is a beautiful location to experience the history and traditions of the game.

Home of The 143rd Open, when Rory McIlroy famously claimed his only Open Championship, the course at Royal Liverpool Golf Club is critically acclaimed throughout the world of golf. Champion Golfers at Royal Liverpool also include Peter Thomson, Bobby Jones and of course Tiger Woods, who won his first major tournament win here after the death of his father in 2006.

Although it may appear to look flat and benign at first, don't let this be deceiving. In recent years golf architect Donald Steel has been commissioned, with great success, to restore and elevate the course to modern championship standards. The challenging layout will be remembered as golfers walk in the footsteps of golfing legends.

Experience incredible golf in North West England

Home to twelve of Britain's finest golf courses, North West England has rightfully deserved its title of England's Golf Coast with the concentration of top-class golf unparalleled to anywhere else in the country.

Most notably it is home to three Open venues, Royal Birkdale, Royal Lytham & St Annes, and of course, 2023's host - Royal Liverpool.

Be apart of the championship experience by taking your clubs with you on your trip to The Open 2023. Speak to one of our travel experts to add additional rounds to your tournament package so you can play like the pros at some of the best courses in the area.

On-site Tournaments Team

Our dedicated and experienced on-site team will ensure your trip runs smoothly.

Authorised Provider

We are one of few providers able to offer guaranteed tickets, so there is no need to enter the ticket ballot.

Hosted drinks reception

Golfbreaks drinks reception during your tournament experience to celebrate The 151st Open.

Central Liverpool hotels

Hotels in Liverpool's city centre with easy access via train to The Open Championship.

You're in good hands with our specialist Tournaments Team

We have a team dedicated to making every tournament experience an unforgettable one.

Whether it’s your first tournament or your 100th, our team will guide you every step of the way. They’ll use first-hand knowledge to help you experience the world’s best golf tournaments.

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Golf's oldest major

The Open has been home to 150 years of drama, suspense and excitement as the world's best golfers go head to head in the oldest and most iconic championship. Starting in 1860, at the prestigious Prestwick golf course, eight professional golfers competed against one another to determine who would succeed the Scottish Legend Allan Robertson and be crowned as the Champion Golfer.

The winner was awarded the Challenge Belt, which at the time was worth £25. It wasn't until 1873 that the Claret Jug was presented for the first time. The original Claret Jug is now on permanent display in the clubhouse at The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.

Open winners range from historic champions such as Willie Park Jr and Snr, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, to more recent legends such as Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy - who both secured the win at Hoylake. Being at the centre of all this action is an opportunity you wouldn't want to miss!

Things to do in Liverpool

Liverpool is one of the country's most exciting and lively cities, with plenty of historic landmarks and lively nightlife. Visit top attractions including the Albert Dock, Beatles Museum, Maritime Museum and St. George’s Hall. There is something for everyone including sports fans who should consider a guided tour around the famous football stadiums of Anfield and Goodison Park, home to Liverpool Football Club and Everton Football Club.

Experience Liverpool at night and you’ll be able to enjoy a whole new selection of exciting things to do, including top restaurants and bars in the city’s Baltic Triangle. Visit the lively waterfront and be entertained, amused, informed and inspired in one of the city’s most lively quarters.

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Our customers say...

"I would like to say what a brilliant time me and my friends had in Belfast. The girls on the Golfbreaks desk were very welcoming and couldn't do enough to help you and very hard working. The golf was amazing and with Shane Lowry winning was the icing on the cake. I would definitely recommend using golf breaks and will definitely be using them again in the near future. "

Dale Hardy

Open 2019 Client

Can’t decide or have a special request?

We offer experiences to suit everyone. From playing the tournament course to watching golf’s most illustrious events with green-side hospitality.

If you have any special requests - such as playing some golf of your own – simply ask one of our specialists.

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