Royal Birkdale - No. 10
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Royal Birkdale - No. 10
The 10th hole at Royal Birkdale is a 408-yard par 4. Ryan Lavner/GolfAdvisor
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Royal Birkdale - Open Championship
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Royal Birkdale - Open Championship
Padraig Harrington won the last Open Championship held at Royal Birkdale in 2008. Ryan Lavner/GolfAdvisor
Fairhaven Golf Club
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Fairhaven Golf Club
In Northwest England, Fairhaven Golf Club is a regular Open Championship qualifying links course. Ryan Lavner/GolfAdvisor
Hesketh Golf Club - No. 18
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Hesketh Golf Club - No. 18
The 18th hole at Hesketh Golf Club is a reachable par 5. Ryan Lavner/GolfAdvisor
Hillside Golf Club - No. 10
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Hillside Golf Club - No. 10
Hillside Golf Club, located near Royal Birkdale, features a phenomenal back nine. Ryan Lavner/GolfAdvisor
Hillside Golf Club - No. 11
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Hillside Golf Club - No. 11
The 11th hole at Hillside Golf Club is a 509-yard par 5. Ryan Lavner/GolfAdvisor
Hillside Golf Club - No. 7
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Hillside Golf Club - No. 7
The 7th hole at Hillside Golf Club is a moderate par 3. Ryan Lavner/GolfAdvisor
Royal Liverpool - No. 14
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Royal Liverpool - No. 14
Royal Liverpool hosted the 2014 Open Championship won by Rory McIlroy. Ryan Lavner/GolfAdvisor
Royal Liverpool - No. 15
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Royal Liverpool - No. 15
Tour the courses of England's 'Golf Coast' Ryan Lavner/GolfAdvisor
Royal Liverpool - No. 18
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Royal Liverpool - No. 18
The 18th hole of Royal Liverpool featured a massive horseshoe grandstand for the 2014 Open Championship. Ryan Lavner/GolfAdvisor
Royal Lytham - No. 18
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Royal Lytham - No. 18
The 18th hole at Royal Lytham can play up to 400 yards long from the blue tees. Ryan Lavner/GolfAdvisor
Royal Lytham - No. 8
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Royal Lytham - No. 8
The 8th hole at Royal Lytham plays 396 yards from the blue tees. Ryan Lavner/GolfAdvisor
Wallasey Golf Club - No. 18
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Wallasey Golf Club - No. 18
The 18th hole at Wallasey Golf Club heads uphill. Ryan Lavner/GolfAdvisor
Wallasey Golf Club - No. 4 green
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Wallasey Golf Club - No. 4 green
Wallesey Golf Club was the birthplace of the "Stableford" scoring system, first played in 1932. Ryan Lavner/GolfAdvisor
Wallasey Golf Club - No. 4 tee
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Wallasey Golf Club - No. 4 tee
One of the better scenic views in northwest England is the 4th tee at Wallasey Golf Club. Ryan Lavner/GolfAdvisor

In Photos: The golf courses of Northwest England

Of all of England's golf destinations, the northwest coast, or "Golf Coast" is the most heralded. Home to three Open Championship venues, Royal Birkdale, Royal Lytham & St. Annes and Royal Liverpool, the golfing world spotlight shines often on this part of England.

There are other worthy links however that make a week's golf trip here a fun one. Prior to the 2014 Open Championship, Golf Channel's Rex Hoggard, Ryan Lavner and Jay Coffin teed it up at some of the best courses in the area, including Hillside Golf Club, Wallasey Golf Club, Fairhaven Golf Club and Hesketh Golf Club. Coffin reviews them all and can be read in his Golf Advisor profile .

Ryan Lavner joined Golf Channel in 2012 and is a staff writer for GolfChannel.com. His main responsibility is contributing to the Golf Central blog, GolfChannel.com's most visible franchise. Before Golf Channel, Lavner spent more than two years at Golfweek, where he covered everything from the PGA Tour to junior golf. Lavner grew up in Canandaigua, N.Y., about 30 minutes south of Rochester, and graduated from the University of Georgia in 2009.
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