The Open 2023

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Too early? Found out I've been allocated tickets for the Sunday at Royal Liverpool 2023! Very excited but.......

1) I've never been to a pro golf tourney before, let alone The Open. Any tips/tricks/must haves?
2) Hints around accommodation and travel? Assuming Liverpool is the obvious one, do they put on trains or buses to get out to the course or need to drive? What about Chester, any experience re staying there and getting (driving) over?

(Unfortunately) my wife quite fancies joining me so the chances of a golfing weekend and playing a course in the area are slim to none!
 
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Got tickets for the Wednesday and Saturday, train over from Yorkshire for both days I think.

Plenty of places to stay either in Liverpool, or Manchester which is an awesome city if you don't mind a train journey into Liverpool for the golf.
 
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The train station for Hoylake is about 200 yards away from the entrance.
The trains are usually every 10mins from James Street station in Liverpool when the open is on.

Chester isnt too far away, probably about 40mins by car but hoylake can be bit awkward to get to by car so you'd have to use the park and ride and i'm not sure how far away they are.

If i were you i'd try and get accomodation in Liverpool then jump the rattler to Hoylake. Easy enough and less hassle in all honesty.
 

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The train station for Hoylake is about 200 yards away from the entrance.
The trains are usually every 10mins from James Street station in Liverpool when the open is on.

Chester isnt too far away, probably about 40mins by car but hoylake can be bit awkward to get to by car so you'd have to use the park and ride and i'm not sure how far away they are.

If i were you i'd try and get accomodation in Liverpool then jump the rattler to Hoylake. Easy enough and less hassle in all honesty.
What he said ^ Liverpool is also a better night out than on the Wirral.
 

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My mate managed to bag 4 tickets for the Sunday so I'll definitely be there.

Not heard about my application yet as I went for saturday and Sunday tickets.

I live about an hours drive away so still undecided about what to do for travel etc.
 

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I've got tickets for Wed and Thu.
I thought if I got lucky, I'd maybe get one day, so now I need to see if I can negotiate with my wife to go for 2 days.
 
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If anybody want's an adult and junior ticket for the Wednesday, let me know. Will sell on at cost which is £55.

The youth will still be in school now we're back in England, and I don't want to get into bother for him having a day off, so we'll just go on the Saturday instead.
 
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