Along the coastline of England to the west of Manchester, you’ll find the area which has become known as England’s Golf Coast. From Blackpool to Liverpool and in the surrounding areas, a total of 17 different golf courses can be found, making this one of the definitive places in the country for golfing fans to arrange a visit to.
In fact, more than 10% of the UK’s top golf courses can be found in this area alone. The Open Championship has been held on the Golf Coast dozens of times in the last century, including in 2017 with the Open being held at Royal Birkdale. The Ryder Cup and The Walker Cup both have a long history of being hosted in the region too.
All three of these major competitions have been held at Royal Lytham & St Anne’s, Royal Birkdale and Muirfield, which are all considered the premier venues in the area. However, given that all 17 of the courses considered part of the Golf Coast have been open for over 100 years, it’s no surprise that the entire region has a unique reputation around the world and every one of the courses is considered to meet a very high standard.
Since accommodation is available very close by at every one of the courses on the Golf Coast, with many venues having their own private hotels and rooms, visiting the area for a short break is an extremely popular option. Of course, being very close to Liverpool is another major draw for tourists who also happen to be interested in golf, plus this means a wide range of restaurants, shops and amenities are always nearby. Combining a short UK holiday with some time at these iconic golf courses is the ideal way to spend some time playing your favourite sport.