Royal Birkdale Golf Club

Liverpool & Southport, England

Royal Birkdale Golf Club Overview

Royal Birkdale Golf Course overview

Royal Birkdale is a magnificent links course that is widely recognized for its fairness. With fairways laid out in the flat-bottomed valleys between the towering dunes, rarely will the ball be thrown off course if you hit them. This too is reflected in many survey results stating Birkdale to be the favorite English course on The Open Championship rota.

A par-70 measuring just over 7100 yards from the tips, it is difficult without being overly penal however it can be a torrid experience when the wind is up. The course boasts multiple great golf holes with testing carries from tee to fairway and extremely difficult greens to read.

Signature Holes

There are so many to choose from. Perhaps the 183-yard par-3 12th hole where you are required to hit from a raised tee across a hollow onto a raised green protected by tussocky sand dunes and four deep pot bunkers. Maybe the par-5 15th which is Birkdale’s longest hole and one of the most heavily bunkered, or the monstrous 18th which is a 476-yard par-4 that requires the best two shots in your bag.

Did You Know?

Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, Johnny Miller, Tom Watson, Mark O’Meara and Jordan Spieth have all won Claret Jugs at Royal Birkdale – quite a club!

Accommodation near Royal Birkdale Golf Club

The Vincent Hotel

The stylish, modern, 4-star Vincent Hotel located in Southport near Liverpool is ideally positioned close to many of the UK’s best links courses including three Open Championship venues.

Hard Days Night Hotel

As the world’s only Beatles inspired hotel, filled with wonderful artwork and memorabilia from the ‘Fab Four’, the Hard Days Night promises to be a truly unique experience for every guest.

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