Many famous golfers have played at Wallasey over the years, Bobby Jones, James Braid and Henry Cotton came for the 1930 Open when qualifying embraced one round at Hoylake and one at Wallasey.
The 1936 Open qualifying again included Cotton as well as Gene Sarazen, Tommy Armour and a young eighteen year old amateur called Bobby Locke.
1956 saw Peter Thompson’s third successive Open victory, for which, despite being the defending Open champion, he still had to qualify at Wallasey, along with previous Open champions Henry Cotton, Gene Sarazen, Max Faulkner and Bobby Locke. Together with Sam Snead, Peter Alliss, Dai Rees and Gary Player, then a twenty year old.
The current role of honour includes:
1891 Links opened for play
1908 Exhibition match between H.Vardon and J. Braid
1930 Open Championship – Qualifying (for Hoylake)
1932 Worlds' First Stableford competition played on any course
1936 Open Championship – Qualifying (for Hoylake)
1956 Open Championship – Qualifying (for Hoylake)
1958 World Senior Professional Championship
1967 World Senior Professional Championship
1969 Inaugural Frank Stableford Open
1981 European Open Championship – Qualifying (for Hoylake)
1995 Amateur Championship Qualifying
2000 Amateur Championship Qualifying
2006 Open Championship – Qualifying (for Hoylake)
2008 Carris Trophy - English Boys Championship 2008 English Ladies Golf Association Mid Amateur Championship