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Royal Liverpool | 16 - 23 July 2023

Getting There

Travelling to The 151st Open

The 151st Open will be played at Royal Liverpool, Hoylake from 16-23 July 2023.

A high number of spectators are expected to attend throughout the week. To minimise road traffic congestion, The R&A is recommending that spectators consider the use of public transport, which will be significantly enhanced for travel convenience, or car share with others in their group. Those staying in the local area should consider active travel (walking, wheeling or cycling). There will be no public car parking available at Royal Liverpool or in the immediate surrounding area. All public parking will be provided at managed Park & Ride sites, with the exception of pre-booked Blue Badge parking (see the ‘Car and Motorbike Parking’ section for details).

Local Area Restrictions

To assist with traffic management and reduce congestion in the vicinity of Hoylake, temporary traffic regulations and parking restrictions will be introduced. These will be enforced by Wirral Borough Council in order to minimise disruption to local residents and businesses, assist traffic flow and increase safety and security for all road users.

The fifth hole at Royal Liverpool
Spectator Advice

View the latest advice for spectators attending The 151st Open at Royal Liverpool.

Spectator Advice

By Public Transport

By Rail

Merseyrail provides train services on routes across Merseyside to Hoylake – the nearest station to Royal Liverpool. Connections from the wider rail network to the Merseyrail Wirral Line are available from Bidston, Chester, Ellesmere Port, Liverpool Central and Liverpool Lime Street. Hoylake Station is located approximately 800m from the main spectator entrance to The 151st Open. An accessible shuttle bus will be available to transport passengers with reduced mobility to and from the course.

Train services are expected to be busy during The 151st Open so please ensure you leave plenty of time to travel. Rail timetables and ticket booking information will be published here when available.

A Merseyrail train

By Bus

Information on bus services will be added to this section in the near future. Check back soon for details.

A bus at St Andrews in 2015

By Road

There will be no public car parking at Royal Liverpool or in the immediate surrounding area. All public parking will be located at The Open Park & Ride facilities, where dedicated buses will be available to transport spectators to the course.

Spectators choosing to travel to the event by car or motorcycle will be directed to The Open Park & Ride sites by Variable Messaging Signs (VMS) and specific black and yellow event signs provided by The AA.

Please note overnight parking is not permitted at The Open Park & Ride facilities.

A park and ride bus at Royal St George

Directions

From the North

Leave the M6 at J26 and follow signs for the M58 towards Liverpool. At the end of the M58, follow signs for the A59 towards Liverpool and continue to follow the A59 through the Wallasey Tunnel. Once through the tunnel, continue on the M53 and follow signs for The Open Park & Ride.

From the East

Follow the M62/M60 westbound. Leave the M60 at J12 and keep right to join the M62 westbound towards Liverpool. At J10, leave the M62 to join the M6 southbound towards Birmingham and Chester. Leave the M6 at J20A and keep right to join the M56 towards Chester and Runcorn. At J15, leave the M56 to join the M53 towards Ellesmere Port. Continue on the M53 and follow signs for The Open Park & Ride.

From the South

Leave the M6 at J20 and keep left to join the M56 towards North Wales and Chester. At J15, leave the M56 to join the M53 towards Ellesmere Port. Continue on the M53 and follow signs for The Open Park & Ride.

From the West

From North Wales, follow the A55 eastbound towards Chester. Continue on the A55 to join the M53 towards Ellesmere Port. Continue on the M53 and follow signs for The Open Park & Ride.

Gate Opening Times and Park & Ride Service Times

 

Day  Gates Open  Hours of Play 

 First service from P&R to the course

 Last service from the course to P&R

Sunday 16 July 9am Throughout the day 8am 8pm
Monday 17 July 7am Throughout the day 6.45am 8pm
Tuesday 18 July 7am Throughout the day 6.45am 8pm
Wednesday 19 July 7am Throughout the day 6.45am 8pm
Thursday 20 July 6am 6.35am-8.30pm estimated 5.45am 10pm
Friday 21 July 6am 6.35am-8.30pm estimated 5.45am 10pm
Saturday 22 July 7am 8am-7pm estimated 6.45am 9pm
Sunday 23 July 7am 8am-7pm estimated 6.45am 9pm

Car and Motorbike Parking

All public parking will be located at The Open Park & Ride facilities, where dedicated buses will be available to transport spectators arriving by car or motorbike to the course.

Parking tickets are available to purchase on arrival at a cost of £15 from Sunday 16 to Tuesday 18 July, and £20 from Wednesday 19 to Sunday 23 July. A £5 discount will be applied to tickets purchased in advance (up to the day before). Parking will be available on TheOpen.com at a later date. Ticket holders will be emailed with a link to do this in late 2022 or early 2023.

A free of charge drop off and pick-up area is provided at each Park & Ride car park for those who wish to drop off and collect friends and family. There is no charge for the use of the dedicated bus service to and from the course.

Pre-booked accessible parking is available free of charge for Blue Badge holders. An accessible minibus shuttle will be provided from the Blue Badge car park to the main venue entrance. To request an accessible car park pass, contact The Open Ticket Office on +44 (0) 1334 460010 or by emailing tickets@randa.org.

Motorbike parking is available at a cost of £5 per day.

Minibus Parking

Minibus parking is available at a cost of £35 per day for vehicles measuring between 5 metres and 7.99 metres in length and/or with a seat capacity between 10 and 22 seats. Drivers should follow signs to the Coach Park.

Coach Parking

Coach parking is available at a cost of £50 per day for vehicles measuring 8 metres or more in length and/or a seat capacity greater than 22 seats. Drivers should follow signs to the Coach Park.

A £10 discount will be applied to coach and minibus parking tickets purchased in advance (up to the end of June). All minibus and coach parking is located within walking distance of the course.

By Taxi

There will be a designated taxi rank and private hire drop off/pick-up area in operation for The 151st Open from 16-23 July, located within walking distance of the course. Further details will be published here when available.

By Car

By Bicycle

National Cycle Route 89 forms part of the Wirral Circular Trail, which links Hoylake and West Kirby with the rest of the Wirral Peninsula via a coastal walking and cycling route. A cycle park will be provided close to the venue entrance. Please follow signs for Bicycle Parking on approach to The Open. For further information on the cycle network in the local area, please visit the Sustrans website, or view details of the Wirral Circular Trail on the Visit Wirral website.

By Bike 2

By Air

An official helicopter landing site will be in operation at The 151st Open. For further information and to book, please contact heliops@helimates.com.

Scheduled flights operate to and from a number of airports within easy reach of Hoylake, including:

• Liverpool John Lennon Airport (19 miles/30km away) https://www.liverpoolairport.com

• Manchester Airport (49 miles/78km away) https://www.manchesterairport.co.uk

These airports also accept charter flights. Please contact the airport directly through their website to book.

By Plane

Accommodation

Looking for somewhere to stay in or around Royal Liverpool? Visit our accommodation page to get more information on your options.

The Claret Jug in front of the Liver Building