Royal Birkdale

Ranked 31st best golf course in the world, originally designed in 1889 by George Lowe Jr., but was drastically redesigned by Fred Hawtree and J.H. Taylor in 1932 to create the current layout. Royal Birkdale has hosted nine Open Championships in its history.

Newer, four-star boutique style hotel situated in the center of Southport. Dining options include a café & sushi bar, as well as an upscale, trendy bar open late. Other amenities include a spa and fitness center.

Five-star, luxury hotel in Chester, just down the street from Chester Cathedral. Their acclaimed Simon Radley restaurant offers an eclectic mix of fine cuisine, while their Parisian style La Brasserie is an excellent place for a relaxing meal, morning coffee, or evening cocktail. They also offer a full-service boutique spa with a sauna and steam room.