Your PGA Golf Specialist: David Redmond

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Hi Sandy,

Many thanks for your inquiry, we would love to be your resource for all your golf travel needs!
If I may, a quick note on why we feel choosing Epic Golf Travel is a great decision...

We have in-depth and real-world experience traveling and playing the courses we suggest for our clients. Our company partners are PGA Professionals who themselves have over 75 years of golf industry and travel experience. We build every trip from scratch, your trip planning is an ongoing conversation with us, not a package we pull out of our computers. Our commitment is to deliver an exceptional golf travel experience... every client, every trip, every time.

Our approach is very different from the typical tour company and is based on three guiding principles... exceptional service, unprecedented value for your dollar and a fantastic golf travel experience. Our  11 Reasons Why Epic Golf Travel is a Great Choice  explains in detail why we think we're a better choice. I hope you take the time to review it as you're making your trip decisions.

The attached schedule is based on 2 golfers traveling and includes 6 nights accommodations, 5 rounds of golf and a full English breakfast each morning.

Your suggested lodging has you staying in The Bliss Hotel in Southport and the Malmaison Hotel in Liverpool. It will be much more convenient for you to travel to the different golf courses if you change your hotel once during your stay. Your suggested golf has you playing Royal Birkdale GC, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, Formby GC, Hillside GC and Wallasey GC. More information on both your lodging and golf may be found below.

Our prices INCLUDE ALL TAXES AND ANY RESORT OR LODGING FEES, there are no hidden costs of any kind.

Additionally, if anything happens that you cannot make the trip, your deposits are fully refundable... if we're not charged, you're not charged. Every dollar we get back is returned. No other leading golf tour company has the same policy or can make the same claim.

Once you've had a chance to review your itinerary and quoted price for inclusions, please reach out with any questions or comments. If you're ready to book after review, you can simply click on the "Ready to Book" button and it will walk you through the process.

Thanks again!

Dave Redmond, Senior Partner
Epic Golf Travel


DATES: Thursday August 27, 2020 - Wednesday September 2, 2020
# GOLFERS: 2 Golfers
GOLF: 5 Rounds:
Royal Birkdale GC, Royal Lytham & St Annes, Hillside GC, Formby GC & Wallasey GC
LODGING: 6 nights lodging in single rooms at the 4 Star Bliss Hotel in Southport (3 nights) & the 4 Star Malmaison Hotel in Liverpool (3 nights)
7 Days / 6 Nights / 5 Rounds
TRANSPORT: Not required
OF INTEREST: Southport Pleasureland, The Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport Pier, Shopping on Lord Steet, Wayfarers Arcade, Genting Casino, Radio City Tower, The Beatles Story, Sefton Park, British Music Experience, Maritime Museum, The Cavern Club, Liverpool Cathedral, Walker Art Gallery,
PRICE: $2,740.00 USD per person

Royal Birkdale Golf Club

6 nights lodging in single rooms at the 4 Star Bliss Hotel on the waterfront in Southport, UK & the 4 Star Malmaison Hotel on the water in Liverpool, UK
5 rounds of golf with pre-paid greens fees to include Royal Birkdale GC, Royal Lytham & St Annes, Hillside GC, Formby GC & Wallasey GC
Full English breakfast each morning
All Lodging and Golf Course Surcharges & All Taxes
Full Services of Epic Golf Travel personnel before, during and after your trip
Epic Golf Travel 24/7 Emergency Phone Number
Automatic Membership into our Epic Plus Program
Our Gold Star Service Pledge



Any golf or lodging unless listed above

Caddie fees at golf courses

Food & Beverage unless listed above

Any activities or services unless listed above

Any gratuities unless listed above

August 27, 2020 Arrive Liverpool, UK | Check-in at Malmaison Hotel | Sightsee, relax
Overnight at The Malmaison Hotel
August 28, 2020 Play Hillside Golf Club
Overnight at The Malmaison Hotel
August 29, 2020 Play Formby Golf Club
Overnight at The Malmaison Hotel
August 30, 2020 Play Wallasey GC
Overnight at The Bliss Hotel
August 31, 2020 Play Royal Lytham & St Annes
Overnight at The Bliss Hotel
September 1, 2020 Play Royal Birkdale Golf Club
Overnight at The Bliss Hotel
September 2, 2020 Depart Southport for home

Please note that the above itinerary is a suggestion only and can be changed to accommodate your requirements. The itinerary is subject to availability and is subject to change at any time. In order to secure all aspects of your golf trip a one third deposit is required, with the balance due 60 days prior to travel. Nothing can be held or confirmed until a deposit is received.

Please note that the above itinerary is a suggestion only and can be changed to accommodate your requirements. The itinerary is subject to availability and is subject to change at any time. In order to secure all aspects of your golf trip a one third deposit is required, with the balance due 60 days prior to travel. Nothing can be held or confirmed until a deposit is received.



Royal Lytham & St Annes

Ranked #54 in Top 100 Golf Courses in the World

Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club was founded in 1886 and the present Course constructed in 1897. The Clubhouse celebrated its Centenary in 1998. It is one of the premier links courses in the world, host to eleven Open Championships, two Ryder Cups and numerous other major tournaments including the Women's and Seniors Open Championships and the Walker Cup in 2015.

Royal Lytham & St. Annes has 174 bunkers peppering the fairways and surrounding the greens. Although the not the longest of Championship courses, it is one where careful thought and accurate shots are essential. It is not a conventionally beautiful golf course as it is surrounded by suburban housing and flanked by a railway line, but it has a charm all of its own. It is a Links Course that is a long way from the sea yet close enough for the sea breeze to have an effect on one's game.

Royal Birkdale Golf Club

Ranked #38 in Top 100 Golf Courses in the World

Designed by George Lowe, Royal Birkdale as we now know it was opened in 1897. In the 1930s, the course was remodelled and upgraded to championship standards by F.G. Hawtree and J.H. Taylor.

The club was simply known as Birkdale until 1951 when King George VI bestowed the royal charter on the club. Royal Birkdale Golf Club has hosted all the important events—the Ryder Cup, Walker Cup, Curtis Cup, Ladies British Open Championship. The British Open Championship has been hosted at Birkdale no fewer than nine times (most recently in 2008).

It truly is a famous links and widely recognized for its fairness. If you hit the fairways, rarely will the ball be thrown off course. The fairways are laid out in the flat-bottomed valleys between the towering dunes. These dunes, in turn, provide superb viewing platforms for spectators.

Hillside Golf Club

Ranked #23 in Top 100 Golf Courses in England

A true championship links, Hillside is regarded as the finest links golf course not to have hosted the Open Championship. The club has a track record of staging some of the highest profile professional and amateur tournaments, including the 1982 PGA Championship and twice the Amateur and Ladies Amateur Championships. A regular Final Qualifying venue for the Open, Hillside has recently hosted the 2019 British Masters.

Hillside Golf Club is actually ranked in the top 25 courses in all the British Isles, but is relatively unknown internationally because it has never hosted the Open. The club is one of the very best of the Open Championship final qualifying venues, and has also hosted the Amateur Championship and numerous European Tour events. And you won’t believe how spectacular the back nine is, as good as Royal Birkdale is, it is not uncommon to hear someone say they think Hillside Golf Club is the better course.

Formby Golf Club

Ranked #18 in Top 100 Golf Courses in England

Formby Golf Club was founded in 1884, originally with a nine-hole course in play for the members. In 1912, Willie Park Junior established the original 18-hole layout and it was altered by James Braid in 1922 and Harry Colt in 1933. Today's layout now measures more than 7,000 yards from the tips.

Play Formby when you have been sufficiently beaten up by the other windy links courses around Liverpool and Southport, but don’t be fooled into thinking that this course is easy. It certainly is not. Bunkering is strategic, the undulating fairways are very much links-like, the rough is strewn with heather and the pines provide an element of park-like protection from the wind. Formby will suit both links lovers and the player who prefers the softness of inland golf; both these camps will arrive contentedly at the 19th hole.

Formby has hosted a number of important amateur events over the years and played host to the 2004 Curtis Cup and has hosted. The Amateur Championship on three occasions.

Wallasey Golf Club

Wallasey was founded in 1891 by members from nearby Hoylake, perhaps because their links was becoming crowded or maybe because Wallasey was more convenient for the many Liverpool businessmen wanting to slip away to play golf.

Tom Morris senior of St Andrews, four times Open champion, laid out the links. Course improvements were made in 1901 by Alex Herd and in 1913 by Harold Hilton. In 1929, James Braid was consulted on alterations which led to Wallasey being selected as a qualifying course for the 1930 Open.

Although Wallasey was again an Open qualifying course in 1936, a new lease meant that the acreage was reduced and a new layout was required. This was designed by Hawtree and J H Taylor, with additional advice from James Braid.

In 1995 and 2000 Wallasey staged the Amateur Championship preliminary rounds. In 2006 the club hosted Final Qualifying for the Open Championship.

The Bliss Hotel, Southport

The Bliss Hotel of Southport is a four star, 131-room hotel sitting directly on the waterfront. Conveniently located in the charming seaside town of Southport, the hotel is close to Liverpool and within driving distance to Manchester. This modern hotel is in the waterfront development, putting you steps from the Southport Theatre & Convention Centre, Floral Hall Ballroom and Genting Casino Southport. You’ll also be minutes from shopping malls, amusement parks, and the scenic Southport Beach.

The guest rooms are well appointed with free WiFi, flat-screen TV with cable, coffee maker, safe, ironing amenities, and a king- or super king bed with Egyptian cotton linens. Some rooms also include balconies and coastline views, and there are two penthouses. Start your day with a complementary continental breakfast and workout if you're so inclined in their fitness center. Enjoy an after-round drink in the rooftop garden or in the bar and lounge area.

Malmaison Hotel, Liverpool

Surround yourself with views of the water side at this boutique city center hotel. Home of the Fab Four, music is at the heart of Liverpool, as well as legendary football clubs and upmarket shopping. The Malmaison Hotel is just up the road from the Museum of Liverpool, Tate Liverpool, the Echo Arena, and the Royal Albert Dock...– and that’s just the waterfront.

The 11-story building is sleek and modern, featuring an interior with a 'Gothic glam' feel, dominated by black, fuchsia, deep purple and violet hues. Each floor has a discreet Liverpool theme – clad with old Beatles posters and prints of the Liver Building and cathedrals – and there’s a giant yellow submarine hanging between the floors.

There are 130 bedrooms and suites spread over six floors (five other floors have apartments and meeting rooms), ranging from standards and superiors. Beds are king size and super-soft, the baths are unusually deep, and the minibars and snacks are great.

How to Book

Simply use the green "READY TO BOOK" button to confirm your trip. A one third deposit is required for each member of the group. Have a question? Hit the orange button.



Lodging & Tee Time Reservations
All lodging, tee time, car rental and food and beverage reservations are subject to availability at the time of booking. We cannot book reservations until all travelers have submitted a deposit.

Caddies are not required at any of the courses but would enhance your experience playing in England. If you wish to reserve a caddie please let us know and we will make all of the arrangements. You should travel with a carry bag with a stand and weighing less than 25 pounds. Caddy fees including tip usually range from $50 to $80.

Travel Insurance
Epic Golf Travel strongly recommends that all parties traveling on trips purchase travel insurance. 

Ship Sticks
Epic Golf Travel has partnered with Ship Sticks to bring you a simpler way to take your golf clubs on vacation with you. For more information check out the Ship Sticks link on our website.

Flights are not included in this quote.

Ground Transportation
Ground transportation is not included in this quote.

Package Prices
Please note that the package prices include all local taxes and obligatory service/resort fees (unless specified). Quotes are valid for 30 days. If you return back to us after 30 days then any quote you have received will need to be updated.

Usually within a suggested trip, there are one or two golf courses or lodging choices that have limited inventory during your requested dates and ideal times. Please keep that in mind as you progress through your decision making process.

Confirming Your Custom Tour
Your final itinerary will be confirmed after deposits are received from each member of the group. Our staff will then make reservations with each of your golf, hotel, transportation and/or side trip selections to match your selected dates and times.

A one third deposit is due in order to secure reservations.

Cancellations & Refunds

Epic Golf Travel's Cancellation & Refund Policy is simple and straightforward:

  • If you have made a deposit with us for a trip and you ask us to then cancel your reservation, whatever deposit amount is refunded back to us from our vendors on your behalf will be credited back to you in its entirety. We do not charge administrative fees, service fees, cancellation fees or any other fees associated with the refunding of your deposit. 100% of the deposit amount we receive from our venders on your behalf is credited back to you.
  • We follow our vendor policies regarding the cancellation of any guest reservations. The amount that is refunded back to you is entirely dependent upon our vendors cancellation and refund policies. They vary according to each golf course and accommodation but typically allow penalty-free cancellations up to 30 days prior to arrival.

Please feel free to ask for further details from us for your specific destinations and suppliers.

Royal Lytham & St Annes