Tickets are now on sale for the prestigious Walker Cup match to be played next year at Hoylake's Royal Liverpool Golf Club.

The beginnings of the Cup can be traced back to Hoylake in 1921 when it was the venue for the first match between amateur golfers from Great Britain and Ireland and the United States.

The biennial encounter will be staged at Hoylake for the first time since 1983 and GB&I will be bidding to win back the historic trophy after a 19-7 defeat to the United States at Los Angeles Country Club last year.

The United States will be looking for a first win on this side of the Atlantic since 2007 when they won 12½-11½ at Royal County Down.

Duncan Weir, executive director – golf development and amateur events at The R&A, said, “The Walker Cup is one of the world’s most prestigious and exciting amateur events featuring the most talented golfers from Great Britain and Ireland and the United States.

“The two teams have contested many memorable encounters and golf fans of all ages can look forward to watching a competitive and entertaining match next year when it is played on one of the finest links courses in the country.”

The iconic links also has a notable history of staging championships and international matches.

The Open has been played there on 12 occasions, most recently in 2014 when Rory McIlroy lifted the Claret Jug, while it has also hosted the Amateur Championship 18 times.

The Curtis Cup was played there in 1992 and the Women’s British Open in 2012.

The staging of the 47th Walker Cup will coincide with Royal Liverpool’s 150th anniversary and will take place on Saturday, September 7, and Sunday, September 8.

Fans will be able to attend the match for £40 for an adult weekend ticket and £25 for a daily ticket, while families are also being encouraged to attend with children under the age of 16 admitted free of charge.

Reduced price tickets are available for those aged 16-to-24 years old, starting at £15 for a daily ticket and £20 for a weekend ticket.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.randa.org/walkercuptickets