Royal Liverpool

Founded
George Morris/HS Colt/Fred Hawtree, 1869

“Hoylake,” as it’s popularly known, hosted its 12th Open Championship in 2014. It’s not a pretty course in the conventional sense, as there are no lighthouses, mountains or wild majestic undulations. Its fairways are flat, its vistas bleak. There’s internal out-of-bounds all over the lot. Yet, when the wind is up, it’s one of the game’s fiercest links, one that requires supreme shotmaking, as Tiger’s Open win here proved in 2006. (Up 19)