Royal Liverpool Golf Club

The Royal Liverpool Golf Club, formed in 1869, is one of the oldest golf clubs in England. Our unique archive spans the history of Royal Liverpool and its part in the development of Golf as well as its history as a racecourse. It consists of complete collections of Minute Books, Photographs, Trophies, News-cutting collections and Fine and Decorative arts and Golf Memorabilia.

Royal Liverpool was the inaugural men’s amateur championship host in 1885, which became The Amateur Championship. It was also host to the first ever international match between Scotland and England in 1902 and the Home International matches between Great Britain & Ireland and the United States in 1921, an event which became the Walker Cup. In fact, it is Royal Liverpool Golf Club’s contribution to the amateur game that has set it apart from all other clubs in England.

Royal Liverpool is host to an impressive Amateur collection as well as collections relating to other major tournaments such as The Open Championship.

The Club provides an enquiry service for the public and researchers; access to the collections for study is also available by appointment.

This collection entry was last updated on 07/12/2023. Information incorrect or out-of-date?