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Royal Birkdale Links to host The Open in 2017
2015-11-04

Royal Birkdale Golf Club is set to host The Open Championship in 2017, it has hosted golf's oldest Major competition numerous times before and you can test you skills on the course that many of golf's legends, among them Open Winners, Peter Thomson, a double winner at Royal Birkdale, Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, Johnny Miller and Tom Watson. On the 16th hole, a plaque commemorates Arnold Palmer's great shot in appalling weather conditions, on the way to his Open win 1961. Lets not forget Padraig Harrington's wonderful win in 2008 the last time it was here!

Among the many great courses along the Northwest coast, Royal Birkdale stands out as a perfect example of links golf. It is currently voted by Golf Monthly as the best course in England and the 4th best course in the British Isle and in a survey commissioned by Planet Golf for Golfing Digest it was listed as the 18th best courses outside of the United States.

If you would like for us to customise a golf tour that allows you to play Royal Birkdale, and other notable Championship links in the area; Royal Lytham & St. Annes, Royal Liverpool, Hillside, Formby, Southport & Ainsdale, Wallasey, West Lancs and list goes on... please email donncha@thruthelinks.com


Alternatively have a look through our English & Welsh Recommended Tours section for ideas.

 
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