Traveling across the world to play golf and absorb the culture is a thrilling opportunity, one to be seized and relished. Once you arrive at your destination, however, it’s a nice perk if there are many exceptional golf courses located within a small radius. Then you can simply unpack your bags, settle in, and spend more time chasing birdies, enjoying the scenery and your companions while you spend less time traveling between your accommodations and the first tee.
Golfers have varying degrees of desire to attend and spectate professional golf events. Given the significant amount of effort and planning required to attend any of the Majors, I can certainly empathize with those who feel the process to be a bit overwhelming at times. I would, however, suggest that if you had just one Major to attend, it should be the Open Championship…for a variety of reasons;
Gary Sheppard, one of PerryGolf’s Golf Travel Specialists plays to a one handicap, but beyond that he has famous golf connections. His maternal grandfather is the highly respected caddie Willie Aitchison, who saw Lee Trevino home for back to back Open Championship victories in 1971 & 1972 at Royal Birkdale Golf Club and Muirfield respectively.
Glenmorangie is known for their well made single malt whiskeys – but is now searching for the world’s most “Unnecessarily Well Made” golf courses. Every golfer has a favorite golf course – maybe it’s because you had a great round there or watched a Major there or just really enjoy the layout of the course. They want to find out which course that may be, and to help do so have brought four established professionals on board to help as ambassadors.
The R&A have announced that Royal Liverpool Golf Club will host The Open Championship in 2014. It will be the 12th time the Hoylake links has hosted golf’s oldest Major.
It has always been one of the finest and most enjoyable venues on the Lancashire coast, however during an almost 40 year absence from the British Open rota between 1967 when Argentinean Roberto De Vicenzo became the first South American to win a Major, and 2006 when Tiger Woods became a back-to-back Open Champion, it arguably did not receive the attention of the golfing world which it deserved. It has certainly been a consistent favorite with PerryGolf clients, and indeed we have taken passengers here on our golf cruises to enjoy this great links course on a number of occasions.