A look ahead to the Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in September 2012
PUBLISHED: 02:23 12 August 2012 | UPDATED: 21:43 20 February 2013
The Ricoh Women's British Open will be held at Royal Liverpool Golf Club this September
The successful return of The Open Championship in 2006 to Royal Liverpool Golf Club attracted over 230,000 visitors and worldwide attention like never before. As The Independent newspaper asked: Was this the finest Open in living memory?
And now we are preparing to do it all again as Wirral gets set to welcome the worlds best women golfers to the peninsula for the Ricoh Womens British Open at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in September 2012.
Ross Hallett Championship Director for IMG said: Together with the Ladies Golf Union, we are very excited to be bringing the Ricoh Womens British Open to Royal Liverpool Golf Club this September. It will be the first time that the Championship has been staged in Wirral and we believe the fantastic links course at Hoylake will be a magnificent setting for this years event.
Wirral is well known for its glorious scenery and friendly hospitality, so golf fans of all ages can expect to be treated to the highest standards, both inside and outside the Ricoh Womens British Open gates.
With its breathtaking coastline, lush countryside, a delicious range of eateries and boutique shops, Wirral really is one of the most welcoming places to stay. Why not rejuvenate your senses and #DiscoverWirral when you visit us for the golf?
Ideally situated between the River Dee and River Mersey, visitors to Wirral enjoy stunning views over the Welsh Hills on one side and the spectacular Liverpool skyline on the other. Well connected to the rest of the country, it is a great base for an action-packed break or a leisurely long weekend.
The award-winning Leverhulme Hotel and Spa, provides art-deco boutique accommodation in picturesque Port Sunlight Village. Here you will receive an absorbing insight into a 19th Century model village.
Marvel at award-winning gardens and the Lady Lever Art Gallery - Wirral Attraction of the Year and host to nationally renowned exhibitions. Step back in time at the museum before indulging in Fine Food North West award-winning - Victoria Sponge at nearby tea rooms, GorgeUs.
Mere Brook House, Wirral Accommodation of the Year, is a stones throw away. This Edwardian guesthouse offers a warm welcome in luxurious surroundings. Close by is Claremont Farm where you can hone your culinary skills on a cooking course, and visit the Wirral Food and Drink
Festival each August Bank Holiday.
For those wishing to explore the cultural delights of nearby Liverpool take the Ferry cross the Mersey with Europes award-winning and oldest ferry service, departing from Woodside. Enjoy spectacular waterfront views and after experiencing highlights including the Tate Gallery, the newly opened Museum of Liverpool, the Albert Dock, Liverpools two cathedrals or the shoppers heaven that is Liverpool One why not venture to Oxton Village, with its array of gastro delights including Michelin Star Restaurant Fraiche recently voted one of the UKs top 30 restaurants.
Enjoying a stroll along the promenade or beach at West Kirby is a favourite pastime amongst visitors and residents alike. Take in amazing views of Wales and Wirrals treasured Hilbre Islands, then walk or take a boat to the islands.
Try the water sports on offer at the Marine Lake or browse your way through the boutiques in West Kirby before emerging shaken but not stirred at THE place to be seen - The Wro Bar & Lounge, winner of Best Bar in Merseyside 2010 & 2011. The Wro is the perfect place for post golf drinks during the Womens Open and the towns of Hoylake, West Kirby and Heswall will be buzzing with excitement during the Championship with each town offering an array of beautiful restaurants to choose from for a truly delightful dining experience.
If you do indulge in Wirrals culinary delights and need to burn off some of those extra calories why not explore the woodland at Royden Park and take in the inspiring views across to Wales and Liverpool. The park is home to the stunning Hillbark Hotel, where you can enjoy fine dining in an idyllic setting as well as the relaxing and rejuvenating spa.
Close by is Wirral Country Park; the first Country Park in Britain. It is home to the Wirral Way, a 12-mile former railway line tracing the Dee Estuary coast and offering an environmental oasis for walkers, cyclists and horse riding enthusiasts. A short distance away is family friendly Church Farm. Meet animals, enjoy fun activities and beautiful coastal views or step inside the farm shop and cafe. For rest and relaxation in a rural setting book into Herons Well cottage Best Self Catering Accommodation in Merseyside 2010 & 2011 and perfectly situated for visitors to the golf.
If, after all that activity you are desperate for some peace and tranquility
why not head south to Ness Botanic Gardens and discover an exquisite
educational environment, with a visitor centre and nature trails. And if youre full from all that pampering and foodie treats remember to keep a little bit of space for afternoon tea at the Taste Northwest award winner - Roses Tea Rooms; a perfect end to your visit.
Dont miss out!
It is easy to plan your break to Wirral