The Royal Liverpool golf club

Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of The 151st Open Championship

With the 151st Open Championship right around the corner, starting on the 16th July running until the 23rd July, this iconic event is sure to be a special one. It will be the 13th time being hosted at a legendary venue, with new holes to look out for this year and some great competitors, it’s an event not to miss! 

Here at The Bigger Ball we’re here to provide everything you need to know ahead of the open golf tournament 2023. Whether you’ve been following The Open Championship for years, or plan to get into it for the first time this iconic open championship 2023, we’re here with an all you need to know guide ahead of the 16th July kick off date. 

Where is the 2023 Open Championship?

The Open Championship, commonly known as "The Open" or the "British Open," has a renowned status and a rich past, having first originated in 1860. With this year marking the 151st Open Championship, the competition is one of the oldest and most prestigious golf competitions in history, and since 1872 has seen numerous british golf courses host this iconic event. Due to its renowned status, it’s seen an array of the biggest stars from across the globe compete for the Claret Jug. 

open championship golf tournament claret jug

Host Of The 151st Open Golf Championship

The 151st Open Championship is being hosted at The Royal Liverpool Club’s legendary course, marking the 13th time the club has hosted  golf’s oldest major championship. With not only the history of this club being iconic, this year it’s host to a few major details and challenges that can make for an exciting and unexpected tournament.  

In the golfing community, the Royal Liverpool is known for having the best dogleg 12th hole, which will be the 14th during the 2023 competition. Only the longest drivers should even think about the risky play off the tee, which is over the bunkers guarding the dogleg's turn. Making for an exciting competition seeing the execution of this year's competitors.

What to Expect from The Royal Liverpool Golf Course

With the open 2023 being one of the most anticipated events in the golf calendar, due to it being hosted at the Royal Liverpool it’s new qualities to the course, anticipate and captivating and interesting game for those qualifiers. 

The most noticeable of these changes is the new 17th hole, a tiny par-3 that plays to an elevated and well-defended green. Spectators and players will enjoy a first-hand look at Royal Liverpool’s new par 3 hole, which has been named ‘Little Eye’. With the course looking over the Dee Estuary it provides the ideal backdrop to host an iconic tournament for the greatest of players. However, if Hoylake's renowned winds blow, it will give thrilling difficulties to competitors just about to complete their rounds and determine who takes home the Claret Jug. 

rory mcilroy at the open championship golf tournament

The Open Championship Tee Times 

With the competition set to start soon, the open tee times are set to be released on the 18th of July. Keep up to date with your favourite competitors and the ones to watch in 2023. For information on other Golf tournaments and events, such as the US Open 2023, be sure to visit our blog.

Get ready to see the top male golfers in the world meet for the year's last major tournament.