The course will re-open to members on Monday 29th March, and visitors from Monday 12th April.

In July, with the 105th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, West Lancashire hosted a Final Qualifying Competition. Among the field were Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer, Ian Woosnam and Sandy Lyle, and while only Faldo and Langer progressed to Birkdale, all four would go on to win The Masters and the coveted green jacket.