Home Destinations Custom Tours Upcoming Events What We Do Corporate Tour Manager Contact Us
Golf England
Request Info
Email a Friend
Information Request
Subscribe Newsletter

 

Royal Birkdale Golf Course

English Golf Courses Accommodations Sightseeing and Travel Info Recommended Golf Tours
 
Royal Birkdale Golf Course
Situated a few miles from Southport town royal Birkdale stretches out along the Lancashire coast, one of the greatest stretches of golfing land in the world. With high calibre company such as Royal Liverpool, West Lancashire,
Hillside and many more besides nearby, it is with ease that Royal Birkdale can be classed as one of the British Isles leading Championship links courses.

The course is made up of towering sand dunes that are such a distinctive feature of England’s links. However what you wouldn’t expect is the wide and inviting fairways that flow between the mighty dunes system resulting in long relatively flat targets. If you do experience trouble, it’s your own fault. The greens were re-laid prior to the last Open held there, receptive and true they have a right to claim them the best in the British Isles.

With an impressive list of past champions such as Palmer, Trevino, Miller and Watson. One of its most historical events occurred at the 1969 Ryder Cup there. Jack Nicklaus gave Tony Jacklin his missable putt and so doing made the ultimate sporting gesture which resulted in a tie.

Host to the Walker Cup, the Curtis Cup, the Ryder Cup and 8 Open Championships.

No. 5 Golf World Top 100 Courses in the UK & Ireland

Details - The Dunes Course:
Royal Birkdale Map
Course type : Links
Founded :
1889
Par :
72
Yards :
6690
SSS :
73
Designers : F. Hawtree, M. Hawtree, J.H. Taylor
 
Has hosted every major event including 8 Open Championships, 2 Ryder Sup matches, the Walker Cup, the Curtis Cup and many major amateur events.
 
 
Local Interest

Lake District National Park : The English Lake District with its stunning mountain and lake scenery is within easy access.

Blackpool:A lively seaside resort with a wide range of entertainment

Liverpool: A city with a historic waterfront, galleries and other cultural attractions. (Cultural Capital of Europe for 2008)

Chester: A historic walled city with many Roman remains.

 
 
 
Description
The choice of courses in England is almost endless for the discerning golf visitor. There are mighty seaside links such as those of Royal Liverpool Golf Club at Hoylake,where the Amateur Championship was born and where Bobby Jones won the Open Championship in his historic Grand Slam year of 1930. There is plenty of historic interest in English golf, with the oldest existing course in England and Westward Ho in Devon. The club was formed there in 1864 and today sheep continue to grace the ancient links on this common land.
Golf Courses
 
ABERDOVEY
ALWOODLEY
CELTIC MANOR
CHART HILLS
FOREST OF ARDEN
FORMBY
GANTON
HANBURY MANOR
HILLSIDE
HUNSTANTON
LINDRICK
LITTLE ASTON
LITTLESTONE
NEFYN
PRINCE'S
ROYAL BIRKDALE
ROYAL CINQUE PORTS
ROYAL LIVERPOOL
ROYAL LYTHAM & ST ANNERS
ROYAL PORTHCAWL
ROYAL ST DAVIDS
ROYAL ST GEORGES
RYE
SAUNTON
SILLOTH
SLALEY HALL
ST MELLION
ST PIERRE
STOKE POGES
SUNNINGDALE
THE BELFRY
TREVOSE
WALTON HEALTH
WENTWORTH
WESTWARD HO
WOBURN
WOODHALL SPA
 
Home | Golf Destinations | Custom Tours | Upcoming Events | What We Do | Specials | Tour Manager | FAQ’s | Contact Us | Privacy | Terms of Use | News | Sitemap
Luxury Golf Vacations | Executive Golf Travel | Golf Courses | Accommodations Sightseeing & Transport
Custom Golf Packages in Ireland, Scotland, England & Wales.

© 2017 Thru The Links. All Rights Reserved.
Internet Marketing by TechWyse
TechWyse