Par/length: 72/7,218 yards
TEL: 0151 632 7772
GREEN FEE: £140
DESIGNER: Robert Chambers/George Morris (1869)
DESCRIPTION: Though flatter than many Open venues (except at the far end) the layout is brimming with strategy and subtlety. Unusually, it also has out-of-bounds inside the course, and is renowned for its exacting closing stretch. After an absence of 39 years from 1967-2006, it will host The Open again in 2014.