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Royal Birkdale Golf Club

Course Information

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

18 holes | Par 72 | 6817 yards | Private | Links

Golf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire


Tee Time Information

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.


Visitor Information

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

Contact Information

Address: 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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Royal Birkdale Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  5

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 40
Average Ratings
4.81 ... Overall Rating
4.95 ... The Course
4.87 ... Course Cond.
4.90 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.90 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.20 ... Pace of play
4.73 ... Hospitality.
4.60 ... Prac. Facil.
4.47 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

40 ratings & 33 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 9 out of 2183.

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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 Dec 4 2018 by Jim K - rated 4 out of 5

Lives up to its status

Staff try deliver a premier club experience, course is every bit as beautiful as you hope it will be.
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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 Oct 8 2014 by Gary P - rated 5 out of 5
Excellent course better than I imagined every hole is stunning

(Round played: Oct 2014 - Score: 96 Handicap: 26.8)
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Reviewed Sep 14 2021 by Nicholas W - rated 5 out of 5

As per hype

Really good challenge, good greens, fast and true.
bunkers very very very challenging... maybe more practice needed

(Round played: Sep 2021 - Score: 91 Handicap: 17)
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Reviewed Jul 9 2021 by Matt M - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Jun 16 2021 by Kieran W - rated 5 out of 5

Fantastic experience pricey but a must if you can

Played as part of a package with YGT to Southport. The walk up rate is eye watering but how often do you get to play a course that hosts Major Championships? Superb condition with well defined fairways & greens against the penal linksy rough. Couple of the par 5s become 4s for handicap golfers which makes it more playable for mortals. Excellent greens, stay out of bunkers & rough to score well, then buy your shirt in the pro shop.
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Reviewed Dec 23 2020 by Steven K - rated 4 out of 5

Must play course

The ?185 winter visitor rates are expensive, but this is a bucket list course you aren't going to play every week. The course was in good condition despite the recent weather and a real challenge as the wind picked up. Honestly, I'd rather play Formby, Hillside or Royal Lytham now that Birkdale is ticked off my bucket list, must it's a must play course despite the cost, even if only once!
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Reviewed Oct 22 2019 by Andy C - rated 5 out of 5

Perfection

Perfection in every way, this was supreme class from beginning to end. And with beautiful sunny skies it couldn't have been a better day in any way

(Round played: Oct 2019 - Score: 86 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jun 7 2019 by Jonathan D - rated 5 out of 5

Dreamtime

A great test of golf, in perfect condition, with a historic, yet relaxed clubhouse with an assortment of open and ryder cup memorabilia, Not overly long playing off the yellows, but bunkers and rough obviously tough, absolutely tremendous experience!

(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 101 Handicap: 15.5)
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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 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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