Royal Birkdale Golf Club

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

Golf Pro: Brian Hodgkinson | Tel: 01704 552030

Website: http://www.royalbirkdale.com
 

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  • 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.

 

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  4.92

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 35
Average Ratings
4.83 ... Overall Rating
4.97 ... The Course
4.88 ... Course Cond.
4.94 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.03 ... VFM
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4.00 ... Pace of play
4.63 ... Hospitality.
4.88 ... Prac. Facil.
4.38 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

35 ratings & 27 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 18 out of 1971.

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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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Reviewed Aug 18 2018 by John P - rated 5 out of 5

Great all round experience

From the moment you arrive at Royal Birkdale it feels special. We went to the front door which was locked but were met with smiles and polite guidance to the pro shop - with a quick guided tour of the clubhouse en route. Range tokens were offered up without charge, the range was empty bar one other person. We enjoyed a drink for nominal charge in the bar overlooking the 18th green before setting out for the course.
The starter greeted us with more smiles and a relaxed but helpful manner offering up some guidance for the only ?blind? drive coming back up hole 9.
I won?t try talk through each hole and shot but needless to say it was full of ups and downs with the course being the constant highlight. Bunkers are placed in the right places but are fair whilst penal. The rough was also not ridiculous - meaning I played with the same ball most of the round. Pars on 17 and 18 were a highlight. I hit two good drives setting up shots to the green on both. I came up short on 17 and went in the right trap on 18 but that is part of the fun of Birkdale. To try emulate Harrington (badly!) in 2008. What a unique opportunity for a mid handicap golfer. 34 stableford points and a win within my 3 ball sealed the deal for me. Royal Birkdale will always hold a bit of magic for me.
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Reviewed Jul 21 2018 by Marc S - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Jul 17 2018 by Dan R - rated 5 out of 5
amazing! worth the wait and the hype. Super friendly welcome in clubhouse and on course, great condition (during dry weather)

(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 91 Handicap: 14)
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Reviewed Jul 12 2018 by Sean K - rated 5 out of 5

A must for any golfer and Open fan

You get a real sense of history as you drive into the club , the staff are so friendly. We got a bag tag as part of our green fee (nice touch). The course was dry after the heat wave in the UK and little wind which was great for average golfers like us. The course is so well laid out. The greens were true. Of course stay out of the bunkers and heavy long rough. Bring plenty of balls cause you will lose some but Birkdale is a fair course , if you hit the fairway you have a chance at a birdie and par , hit a bunker or rough and you won`t .. Was a wonderful experience playing such great courses in the area.
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Reviewed Nov 13 2017 by Andrew H - rated 5 out of 5
Brilliant golf course. Still in lovely condition despite it being November. Greens in excellent conditions .
Quality of the tees was exceptional

(Round played: Nov 2017 - Score: 76 Handicap: 6.8)
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Reviewed Aug 18 2017 by Tim M - rated 5 out of 5

Brilliant

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

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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Reviewed Aug 5 2017 by James D - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed Apr 11 2017 by Adam S - rated 5 out of 5
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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Reviewed Apr 4 2017 by David M - rated 5 out of 5
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(Round played: Mar 2017 - Score: 88 Handicap: 15.3)
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Reviewed Oct 29 2016 by Andrew W - rated 5 out of 5
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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Reviewed Oct 9 2016 by Keith D - rated 5 out of 5
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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Reviewed Sep 29 2016 by David P - rated 5 out of 5
Truely awesome from start to finish. Top class golf course. The food in the club house was wonderful. Overall 5*
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Reviewed Aug 15 2016 by Tim M - rated 5 out of 5
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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Reviewed Jul 29 2016 by Brian W - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed May 27 2016 by Guy E - rated 5 out of 5
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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Reviewed May 3 2016 by Duncan S - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed Mar 14 2016 by Dominic H - rated 5 out of 5

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

(Round played: Mar 2016 - Score: 107 Handicap: 19.1)
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Reviewed Jul 15 2015 by Warren B - rated 4 out of 5

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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Reviewed Jul 7 2015 by Simon M - rated 5 out of 5
Wonderfull golf, championship course, a pleasure to play, facilities outstanding.

(Round played: Apr 2015 - Score: 107 Handicap: 23.9)
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Course Information:
18 holes | Par 72 | 6817 yards | Private | Links

Golf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire Handicap required

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.

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