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Golfs fans advised to plan travel in advance as Open Golf Championship comes to Wirral

Golf fans travelling to The Open Golf Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club this summer are advised to plan ahead, use public transport where possible and leave plenty of time to make sure they can get to and from the event.

The 151st Open is taking place at the Hoylake based course between 16-23 July 2023 and is expected to attract thousands of visitors to the area.

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is working closely with local partners including rail and bus operators, Merseyside Police, Wirral Council and event organisers to help ensure that everybody’s journeys to and from the course are as easy and safe as possible.

Cllr Steve Foulkes, Chair of the Combined Authority’s Transport Committee, said:

“We’re delighted to see the return of the Open Golf Championship to the city region for the first time since 2017. This event always brings thousands of visitors to the area, and we’re expecting it will be no different this year.

“We want everyone to enjoy themselves so it’s important that attendees think ahead and plan their journeys to avoid any disappointment.

“And we also ask that people are kind, patient and respectful of each other and our transport staff who will be working so hard to get everybody to and from this year’s championship.”

Those travelling to the championship can find useful information to plan their journey on our webpage at

For top travel tips for those attending, click here