An Insider’s Look at Liverpool

Cutting-edge artist and longtime Royal Liverpool member Joe McDonnell previews the 2023 Open Championship

Joe McDonnell has always known good golf. He grew up in Hoylake and has been a member of Royal Liverpool since he was a young lad. Today, McDonnell is changing the way the industry thinks and looks at golf holes. Using state-of-the-art topography technology, 3D graphics and an artist’s touch, McDonnell’s hyper-detailed renderings of golf holes land somewhere between golf course architecture and modern art—and we’re proud to feature them in the “Yardage Book” department of The Golfer’s Journal.

The man from Hoylake joins host Tom Coyne to give us a brief history of the land at Royal Liverpool, why first-time players may sleep on the golf course, what we can expect at the 2023 Open Championship, the process behind his art and some of his favorite golf holes in the world. 

Episode 141: An Insider's Look at Liverpool The Golfer's Journal Podcast