GAM Travel - International

England: September 21-28, 2019

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Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club
Hillside Golf Club
Royal Liverpool Golf Club at Hoylake
Formby Golf Club
Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Cub
Royal Birkdale Golf Club
Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club – established in 1903, a James Braid masterpiece. Two time host of the Ryder Cup in 1933 and 1937. The spectacular clubhouse provides a splendid setting for unwinding after a round on this championship course.  It continues to regularly serve as a qualifying site for the Open.
Hillside Golf Club – a true championship links, the club recently hosted Open Championship qualifying starting in 2014. In 2018 the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship returns for the second time. It has been written that Hillside is a contender to be the finest links in the UK not to have held the Open though it has staged the British Amateur Championship twice, in 1979 and 2011.  Greg Norman wrote after playing the 1982 European PGA Championship, “The back nine holes are the best in Britain.”
Royal Liverpool Golf Club at Hoylake – founded in 1869, it is the second oldest seaside course in England. In 1872, hosted the first ever professional golf tournament, won by Young Tommy Morris. Walter Hagen won the Open in 1924 with his wife running into his arms on the 18th to celebrate the victory … the first recorded storming of the green.  Bobby Jones won the Open in 1930, part of his epic grand slam.
Formby Golf Club – founded in 1884, Willie Park designed the original links. Hosted the British Amateur in 2009 and 1984, in which Jose Maria Olazabal prevailed over Colin Montgomery.  In 2004, hosted the 33rd Curtis Cup, which was won by the US team.
Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Cub – founded in 1886 with the present course constructed in 1897, the club has hosted a broad range of championships including 11 Opens, 5 Senior Opens, two Ryder Cups and the 2015 Walker Cup. Bobby Jones won his first Open in 1926 besting two members of the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame, Walter Hagen and Al Watrous.
Royal Birkdale Golf Club - Situated on the golden links of the North West coast in Southport, Royal Birkdale is possibly the finest of all courses in England. Royal Birkdale has held more Championship and International events since World War 2 than any other course in the world. Open Championships, Ryder Cups, Women's British Opens, Senior Opens, Amateur Championships, Walker Cups and Curtis Cups.  Royal Birkdale Golf Club has been voted the number one golf club in England, one of the top five clubs in the UK and amongst the top 35 in the world.