Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake is hosting the 2012 Ricoh Ladies British Open Golf Championships this week. The competition started yesterday but play was suspended all day today due to high winds.
I took these photos on Wednesday, the last practice day. If I’d had more time I would have taken a walk around the course as tickets were free for all the practice days.
As you can see from some of the photos in the gallery the train line at the end of Morpeth Road was covered over and gave access to the practice greens over the municipal course. All trains to/from West Kirby are currently starting and terminating at Hoylake. The cinder path is also closed.
Several local business owners have expressed disappoint that visitors arriving at Hoylake Station to attend the competition are being directed on a route to the course that bypasses The Quadrant and Market Street. Volunteers from Hoylake Village Life have I understand been handing out promotional leaflets to let people know of the shops, cafes, bars etc that are available in Hoylake.
What do you think of Hoylake hosting international golf championships? Visitors, residents, shopkeepers, business owners please have your say and leave a comment below.