Royal Birkdale


Royal Birkdale, one of Britain’s finest golf clubs has been voted the No 1 course in Britain, and is among the best in the world.

Royal Birkdale hosted the 2008 Open Championship and amongst the many great courses along the Northwest coast, Royal Birkdale stands out as a perfect example of links golf.

The course measure 6,690 yards and although the distance itself is a test even for the most accomplished golfer, the wind, whistling down the fairways when it comes from the sea, adds to the challenge. Each hole runs through a landscape of high dunes, the fairways are flat and fair and from the tee there is generally a clear view of the task ahead. Each hole is memorable, from The Open Championship tee the 13th measures 498 yards, one of the longest par 4's in championship golf.

Visitors are welcome at the club, but unless personally introduced as a guest by a member must make book a reservation prior to arrival.

Reservations can be made by telephone, e-mail or fax to the Secretary's Office. Handicap certificates are required. Correct golf attire must be worn on the course. A jacket and tie are required in the dining room after 6.00pm.

Green Fees

1 April-30 Sept. 2009

Weekday £165 per round Weekends £195 per round

1 Oct-31 Dec 2009

Weekday £120 per round Weekends £150 per round

Includes soup and sandwich lunch


Royal Birkdale is located between Southport and Ainsdale.

Travelling from the North
Follow M6, exit at junction 29, Leyland, to the A582,A59 and A565

Travelling from the East
(M62) Follow M62, M57 and A5147

Travelling from the South
Follow M6, exit at junction 26, Orrell, to M58, exit at junction 3, Rainford, to A570

Travelling from Wales and the Wirral
Follow M56, M6, exit at junction 26, Orrell, to M58, exit at junction 3, Rainford, to A570

For further details visit the website Royal Birkdale


Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015