Waterloo Road, Birkdale, SOUTHPORT, PR8 2LX
Founded in 1889, The Royal Birkdale is considered by many to be the ultimate championship venue, having hosted every major event in the game including nine Open Championships, two Ryder Cup matches, the Walker Cup, the Curtis Cup and many amateur events. The 1st hole provides an immediate taste of what is to come, requiring a well-placed drive to avoid a bunker, water hazard and out-of-bounds and leave a reasonably clear view of the green. The 10th, the first of the inward nine is unique in that it is the only hole to display the significant fairway undulations one would expect from a classic links course. The 12th is the most spectacular of the short holes on the course, and is considered by Tom Watson to be one of the best par 3s in the world; tucked away in the sand hills it continues to claim its fair share of disasters. The approach on the final hole is arguably the most recognisable in golf with the distinctive clubhouse designed to appear like an ocean cruise liner rising out of the sand hills. It's a par 5 for mere mortals, and played as a par 4 in the Open, but it will provide a memorable finish to any round of golf.
Tel: 01704 552020
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- 18 holes, 6381 yds, Par 72, Standard scratch score 72, Course record 63.
Fees are for guidance only. Please contact the club to confirm prices.
Societies Booking required
Club membership 800
Professional Brian Hodgkinson
Course designer Hawtree
Visitors Mon, Wed & Thu except Bank Holidays. Tue pm. Fri & Sun am. Dress code.
Trolleys for hire. Motorised trolleys for hire. Clubs for hire. Club shop. Driving range. Putting green. Practice area. Changing rooms. Bar with snacks. Lunch. Dinner. Tea and coffee.