Royal Birkdale Golf Club

  Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED   Golfshake Review

Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Merseyside is an 18 hole, par71 (6817 yard), private, links golf course established in 1889.

Contact Information

Waterloo Road, Birkdale, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 2LX United Kingdom

Tel: 01704 567920 | Fax: 01704 552021

Website: http://www.royalbirkdale.com

Golf Pro: Brian Hodgkinson | Tel: 01704 552030

Contact/Secretary: Mike Gilyeat 01704 552020

Tee Time Information

Price Guide: £££££
  • Midweek Guide: £175.00 per round 1 April 2011 to 25 September 2011 *
  • Weekend Guide: £205.00 per round 1 April 2011 to 25 September 2011 *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Facilities & Visitor Information

Course Information: 18 holes | Par 72 | 6817 yards | Private | Links

Facilities: Golf pro shop, Changing rooms, Golf clubhouse, Bar, Food available, Available for functions, golf course.

Visitors: Jeans, track-suits, T-shirts and training shoes, for example are not permitted either in the clubhouse or on the golf course. A jacket and tie is required in the dining room after 6.00pm.

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available

Location: http://www.royalbirkdale.com/location_01.asp?id=7

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Royal Birkdale Golf ClubYellow72726381
Royal Birkdale Golf ClubRed75685793

Royal Birkdale Golf Club Reviews & Information

Golfshake Rating

  4.83

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 27
Breakdown Averages

4.80 ... Overall Rating
4.97 ... The Course
4.93 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.03 ... VFM
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27 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked 18 out of 1839.

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What the club says: A true test of golf, Royal Birkdale was founded in 1889 and on eight occasions has played host to the most famous championship of them all, The Open. Measuring 6817 yards from the white championship tees, the links demands far more than simply distance, although this is a particular challenge when the wind comes in off the sea and seems to gather strength as it funnels through the valleys of giant sandhills. A round here is to be cherished and will never be forgotten.


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Tim M rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 18 2017

Brilliant
Still in open championship condition - brilliant course with great facilities all round
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Dave B rated 4 out of 5 - Aug 16 2017

Just after the Open!
Lovely course, in tip top condition as you can imagine after the open has just been played.

(Round played: Aug 2017 - Score: 98 Handicap: 25.2)
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James D rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 5 2017

absolute quality
I played here in the junior open 2 weeks after the open and most of the stands were still up which was amazing and the course was still in great condition, great day!

(Round played: Aug 2017 - Score: 78 Handicap: 5.4)
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Adam S rated 5 out of 5 - Apr 11 2017

Lovely course, demanding, very windy, immaculate greens and fairways, bunkers very difficult overall a fantastic experience 3

(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 107 Handicap: 20.5)
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David M rated 5 out of 5 - Apr 4 2017

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(Round played: Mar 2017 - Score: 88 Handicap: 15.3)
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Andrew W rated 5 out of 5 - Oct 29 2016

Great course, in wonderful condition. Greens immaculate but avoid the bunkers at all costs!

(Round played: Oct 2016 - Score: 90 Handicap: 16.9)
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Keith D rated 5 out of 5 - Oct 9 2016

Outstanding and a pleasure to play- even though too many visits to the many well placed bunkers meant it wasn't the game I wanted to play but hopefully , on my return, I'll have a much better idea how to play.
Feeling blessed to play where many legends of the game have walked.
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David P rated 5 out of 5 - Sep 29 2016

Truely awesome from start to finish. Top class golf course. The food in the club house was wonderful. Overall 5*
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Tim M rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 15 2016

Course is fabulous to play. Condition is very good, there are no weak areas. Some holes are a challenge but they are all fair. If you get the chance play this course.
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Guy E rated 5 out of 5 - May 27 2016

Amzing course, Brian the pro is a tru gentleman and the staff are always wonderful. Course was in excellent condition but rough was brutal due to the rain.

(Round played: May 2016 - Score: 100 Handicap: 19.9)
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Duncan S rated 5 out of 5 - May 3 2016


A true test of golf and deserves to be an Open venue. Absolutely great track and very tough. Greens were excellent and a fantastic Clubhouse with lots of memorabilia.

(Round played: May 2016 - Score: 80 Handicap: )
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Dominic H rated 5 out of 5 - Mar 14 2016


(Round played: Mar 2016 - Score: 107 Handicap: 19.1)

(Round played: Mar 2016 - Score: 107 Handicap: 19.1)

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Warren B rated 4 out of 5 - Jul 15 2015


what a course .never play a course like it .......playing in the in the sunshine was a privilage
(Round played: Jul 2015 - Score: 106 Handicap: 21.1)
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Simon M rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 7 2015

Wonderfull golf, championship course, a pleasure to play, facilities outstanding.

(Round played: Apr 2015 - Score: 107 Handicap: 23.9)
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Andrew H rated 5 out of 5 - May 23 2015

Such a good course, that is testing but fair. Excellent playing surface, each hole is memorable. Links golf that is well worth a go

(Round played: May 2015 - Score: 97 Handicap: 14.4)
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Gary P rated 5 out of 5 - Oct 8 2014

Excellent course better than I imagined every hole is stunning

(Round played: Oct 2014 - Score: 96 Handicap: 26.8)
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Robert V rated 5 out of 5 - Sep 15 2014

Beautiful scenery and a fantastic golf course.
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Lucy G rated 5 out of 5 - Oct 6 2013

fantastic course greens amazing felt right at home with this g.c

(Round played: Aug 2013 - Score: 75 Handicap: )
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David M rated 5 out of 5 - Sep 11 2013

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(Round played: Sep 2011 - Score: 91 Handicap: )
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Richard T rated 5 out of 5 - May 22 2013

Just the best course i've ever played! The search for better starts now.....

(Round played: May 2013 - Score: 99 Handicap: 21.9)
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