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, Sam Snead, Max Faulkner and Bobby Locke. Also playing in that qualifying event were Peter Alliss, Dai Rees and Gary Player, then a twenty year old.
(Pictured: John Panton and Sam Snead in 1967 before the World Senior Professional Championship, won by Panton 3&2)
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 U18 Boys Open Championship
- 2008 English Ladies Golf Association Mid Amateur Championship
- 2013 U18 Boys Amateur Championship – Qualifying (for Hoylake)
- 2015 McGregor Trophy – English U16 Boys Open Championship
- 2021 English Women's Open Amateur Strokeplay Championship