Royal Liverpool

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

out

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

in

Yards

454

436

429

372

528

202

453

423

198

3495

534

393

448

198

456

161

554

459

560

3763

7258

Hndcp

6

16

5

15

7

13

1

9

17

3

11

12

14

4

18

8

2

10

Par

4

4

4

4

5

3

4

4

3

35

5

4

4

3

4

3

5

4

5

37

72

Royal Liverpool After 40 years the 135th British Open Championship returns in 2006 to this the second oldest course in England and the site of 10 previous Open Championships. This historic seaside course built in 1869 on a racecourse of the Liverpool Hunt Club of Hoylake just south of Liverpool was originally a nine hole track layed out by Robert Chambers and George Morris.  The course was extended to 18 holes in 1871.  In recent years the course has been lengthened and upgraded by course architect, Donald Steel, and is now ready to challenge the long hitting golfers of the 21st Century.  Royal Liverpool was the host of the Open Championship in 1930 when Bobby Jones won here, and was the second leg of his Grand Slam.  The last Open Championship played here in 1967 was won by Roberto de Vicenzo with a score of 10-under 278.  The course is rather eccentric for a seaside layout.  There are a number out-of-bounds lines both inside and around the routing which could cause a lot of problems in gusting winds.  For the 2005 Open the course will play 263 yards longer than in 1967.  Also the routing has been changed and will be played as shown here with the opening Holes, numbers 1 & 2 actually being the 17th & 18th.  As a result the Championship will finish on what is normally the 16th hole and with two par 5's among the final 3 holes will add any number of possibilities to what should be a very exciting finish.

Royal Liverpool Golf Club
The 2006 Open Championship


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