Jack Nicklaus brought in for proposed golf development at Hoylake

Jack Nicklaus brought in for proposed golf development at Hoylake
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

The team behind the proposed Hoylake Golf Resort in the UK has teamed up with Jack Nicklaus’ Joint Venture Group.

Wirral Council will present the latest plans for the resort to the UK Cabinet on 20 July.

“The golf resort represents an opportunity to make Wirral the capital of England’s golf coast, attracting visitors from all over the world using Hoylake as the base for their golfing holidays,” said Cllr Phil Davies, Wirral Council leader. “Building a golf resort has long been one of the council’s objectives. Wirral already has the fastest growing visitor economy in the Liverpool City Region and we see the golf resort as a further chance for us to cement this position, building on the international profile Hoylake already has in the sport as the home of the Royal Liverpool Golf Club.”

Plans for the Hoylake site include an 18-hole championship course designed by Jack Nicklaus’ design firm, as well as a ‘Links Academy’ where visitors can learn about the unique challenges of links golf.

“I am delighted that Wirral Council is recommending us as its partner for the golf resort in Hoylake. Hoylake has a rich history in the game of golf, being close to Royal Birkdale, Royal Lytham St. Annes, and of course Royal Liverpool right next door,” said Nicklaus in a specially recorded video message. “I know this is going to be a very special project in the Hoylake area which is going to add to the legacy of golf in Wirral. We’re looking forward to it very much and we can’t wait to get started.”