Hoylake to get new 600-yard hole

Home > News > Hoylake to get new 600-yard hole
Course undergoing 'future friendly' shake-up
Posted on
February 18, 2020
by
The Editorial Team in
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

The 18th hole at Royal Liverpool will measure more than 600 yards for the 2022 Open Championship in one of a number of changes aimed at making the Hoylake course "future friendly".


The news, which was released on the club's website rather than through the R&A, comes just a fortnight after golf's governing bodies stated their intention to break the "ever-increasing cycle of hitting distance".

Two new tees will be added to the par-five 18th at Hoylake to produce a hole measuring 607 yards.

A new par-three of 139 yards will also be created, with players hitting to an elevated green - approximately on the same site as the current 15th tee - looking out to the Dee Estuary. This will become the 17th hole.


The other changes involve the front of the fourth green being raised to produce a flatter landing area, the seventh green being moved left to make way for a new tee complex at the eighth and a new run-off at the 13th green.

Royal Liverpool's chairman of green, Andrew Goodwin, said: "The decision to make changes to a course like Hoylake wasn't taken lightly, but throughout the club's 150-year history alterations have been made and Royal Liverpool has continued to evolve and improve, ensuring it remains a wonderful challenge for both amateur and elite professional golfers alike.


"The club is eager to remain a regular host of The Open. It attracts the world's best players to Wirral and brings a huge economic benefit for the region.

"Of course, the many visitors we are delighted to welcome every year want to play the best courses in the country, and we believe the changes will make Hoylake even better."

Hoylake last hosted The Open in 2014, when Rory McIlroy lifted the Claret Jug.

Johnnie Cole-Hamilton, executive director of championships at the R&A, said: "We are very much looking forward to returning to Hoylake for The Open in 2022 and the enhancements being made to the 17th and 18th holes will help to produce a thrilling and dramatic climax to the Championship for players and spectators."

The Editorial Team Avatar

About The Editorial Team

The editorial team at Golf Today strives to provide readers with captivating content that celebrates the rich heritage and exciting developments in the world of golf. Their collective expertise and dedication ensure that Golf Today remains a premier destination for golf enthusiasts seeking the latest news, insightful analysis, and engaging stories from the world of golf.

Join the discussion

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Read Next

FedEx Cup Standings

FedEx Cup Standings 20/2024

Week 20 - 19/05/2024
Scottie Scheffler in action at the US PGA Championship

Scottie Scheffler’s arraignment date postponed to June 3

The world number one was arrested ahead of his second round at the US PGA Championship on Friday morning.
Xander Schauffele celebrates after winning the US PGA Championship at Valhalla

First major win has rid Xander Schauffele of chip on his shoulder

Schauffele held his nerve to birdie the 72nd hole and avoid a play-off.
magnifiercrossmenuchevron-downcross-circle
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram