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Royal Birkdale Golf Club

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Address: Waterloo Road, Southport PR8 2LX, England
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+44 1704 567920

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I was lucky enough to play Birkdale on a charity day with work. The weather was great and the course was in tip top condition. I didn't play the greatest but had a few great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Christopher L
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to play Birkdale on a charity day with work. The weather was great and the course was in tip top condition. I didn't play the greatest but had a few great shots that I will always remember. Had a three course meal after, the food was fantastic, would rival some of the better fine dining restaurants.

Thank Christopher L
Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Played in October 2016 during Shoulder season. We play an Open Venue each year and this ranks near the top in terms of the entire experience. Beautifully maintained course, interesting layout and some lovely par 3 holes. Made to feel very welcome by the Pro (who greats you) and given a Birkdale Bag tag and soup and sandwich voucher. The... More 

Thank PaoloBandito
Dayton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Great Course. Highly recommend golfers play. I will return to play again. Recommend play during week. Easy walking course.

Thank Mtunflog
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Wow, realised a life's dream by getting to play Royal Birkdale, made all the better by being on Turkish Airlines golf day, hospitality to the highest order. But what made the day totally special was how pleasant and helpful all the RB staff were; wouldn't have been shocked had they been kind of stuck up etc, but not a bit... More 

Thank swainson14
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

It was a privilege and an honour to play this prestigious course mid June. The staff were very helpful but I'm afraid the course was very tough, it was in tip top condition as you would expect, but definitely one for the bucket list.

Thank Neil M
Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Royal Birkdale was one of the reasons I flew half way around the world to play golf at, and it did not disappoint. The course itself was designed well and just playing there was special. However, on top of the golf was the historical and quite quirky art-deco clubhouse built in the 1920's and all of it's history hanging from... More 

Thank rokasanda
Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Fabulous views over the greens .... Food,on a Sunday lunch buffet great but over priced within the locality of southport and birkdale. People love the prestigiousness of ROYAL BIRKDALE ... So if not on your door step and you want to play an amazing links course - get on over.

1 Thank carole t
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

A wonderful day from start to finish. A warm & friendly welcome. Lovely club house, enjoyed a pot of coffee overlooking the 18th. A superb golf course. Wonderful fairways, greens - a wonderful experience. Each hole is unique and hidden from other holes. Some great par 3's. A nice bowl of hot soup with sandwiches after the golf while we... More 

1 Thank DoctrP
Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Golfers know the quality of this course and how it increases in difficulty when the wind blows. Thr clubhouse hsd an excellent bar and restaurant thought by many to be the best in the area Expensive but you get what you pay for

1 Thank sophrosyneTA
Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Birkdale is a magnificent golf course with tremendous variety in the holes. It is brutally penal if you cannot hit a straight ball (or ball straight). The traps are deep and anything off the fairway will require lots of time to find the ball and a tough recovery shot. The conditioning of the course is wonderful. The clubhouse is quirky... More 

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