Royal Liverpool Bids for Additional Club Expansion
The Merseyside course has recently bid to take over Hoylake Municipal Golf Club which was submitted just last week because they want their venue to continue to play an important role in hosting the big game!
Hoylake Municipal, along with Brackenwood Golf Club, closed at the beginning of April after councillors voted in favour of a £20 million cuts plan.
It has since emerged that Ian Woosnam’s brother is helping to maintain Brackenwood for free, to keep it viable as it seeks a new operator.
The golf club has submitted a bid to Wirral Council that, if accepted, would see it manage the venue, which includes a nine-hole course and driving range.
Royal Liverpool would use Hoylake Municipal’s clubhouse for a golf shop, while wildlife habitats and nature trails accessible would also be created at the venue for the benefit of the local community.
The Club’s Championship’s Committee says Hoylake Municipal is a key part of The Open Championship infrastructure, providing practice facilities and the ‘tented village’ among other things, and that without it the venue cannot stage this global event in the town.
Royal Liverpool has hosted The Open Championship twelve times and is one of the few courses to have done so in all three centuries. The two winners from this century have been Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, and the club is set to host the event next in 2023.
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