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Royal Birkdale Golf Club

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Waterloo Road
United Kingdom
Phone(s): +44 (0) 1704 552030, +44 (0) 1704 552020
Fax: +44 (0) 1704 552031
Royal Birkdale GC: Clubhouse


Royal Birkdale Golf Club is considered to be one of Britain's best courses. Located in the seaside town of Southport situated along the northwest coast, Royal Birkdale provides a prime example of classic links golf. The course has hosted several golf championships, most notably it was the stage for the Open Championship on nine occasions and hosts the event again in 2017. The layout weaves through a landscape of high dunes and incorporates numerous strategically placed bunkers throughout. The long and narrow 15th hole, one of the layout's toughest, has 15 bunkers to be negotiated. There are no doubt some tricky holes, but the relatively flat fairways are fair and the tees offer clear views of the challenges ahead. Royal Birkdale's final hole is a long par 4 with out-of-bounds to the right and a long second shot to a heavily bunkered green.

Type Resort
Style Links
Holes 18
  • Donald Steel
  • Fred G. Hawtree
  • Fred Hawtree
  • John Henry Taylor
  • Martin Ebert
  • Martin Hawtree
  • Tom MacKenzie
Year built 1897
Guest Policy Welcomed
Golf Season Year round
Rental Carts Available No, only for a medical necessity
Rental Trolleys Yes
Pro Shop Yes
Pro Available Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Tee Times Welcomed Yes
Price Range Weekdays GBP 165 - GBP 225
Price Range Weekends GBP 210 - GBP 255
Other facilities clubhouse, dining room, bar, banquet facilities, meeting facilities


Tee Par Length Slope Rating
White 70 7156 yd. 0 0
Yellow 72 6381 yd. 0 0
Red (W) 75 5793 yd. 0 0

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