Hoylake golf resort planned near Royal Liverpool club

Royal Liverpool Golf Club
Image caption The new resort is planned on land near the Royal Liverpool Golf Club

An "international golf resort" has been proposed for land close to the Royal Liverpool club at Hoylake.

The development, which Wirral Council revealed during the Women's British Open Championship, includes a private clubhouse and five-star hotel.

A spokesman said the council wanted to "deliver a high quality world class facility".

BBC golf commentator Peter Alliss said it was a "grand scheme and a bold thing to try".

"There have been many grand schemes over the years that haven't really worked out, but I wish them well," he said.

Wirral has hosted many international golf tournaments and the Royal Liverpool course will be the venue for the Open Championship in 2014.

The council's deputy leader Ann McLachlan said: "The land we have earmarked near Hoylake sits in large part within council ownership and although this is just a vision at present, we would like to find out what interest there is to bring a project of this scale forward."

The council spokesman said that if a developer could be found for the project, it was hoped that it would be completed within five years.

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