Overview of golf course named Royal Birkdale Golf Club

Royal Birkdale Golf Club

Southport, England
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Holes

18

Par

72

Built

1894

Type

Links Course

Architect

George Low, JH Taylor,F.W. Hawtree

The Royal Birkdale is rightly mentioned in the same breath with St. Andrews' Old Course, and rightly cited as the finest, and toughest, links there is. The holes are threaded over rows of high dunes and across intervening valleys and so offer spectacular vistas. Fred Hawtree and J. H. Taylor transformed an earlier layout into the present configuration, apart from some more recent work done to reroute the final two holes. As on any links, the powerful ocean breezes are frequently in play, a classic case of this phenomenon being the 2008 Open Championship, where Padraig Harrington managed to tame the exceptionally strong gusts. The 1st hole is as challenging as any on the course, with a constant crosswind, a bank and a bunker on one side and other hazards on the other and a shot off the fairway that requires a long iron to thread the way to the green.

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0 Hcp 162 courses played
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10 October
One of my favorite courses in the world! Royal Birkdale is as pure as it gets! Every hole is magnificient and your eyes are distracted by nothing else than the design of this course! The first hole (par 4) starts as a double dogleg and will challenge you right from the start as it measures 448 yards and will most probably play against the wind! The 7th hole (par 3) and 8th hole (par 5) are memorable golf holes! The last Open Championship at Birkdale was in 2017 when Jordan Spieth made one of the best comebacks in Open history to beat Matt Kuchar! The clubhouse is also very special as it was built in an art deco style and is completely white from the outside!
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5 Hcp 13 courses played
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16 September
Dress code 😀Nice golf course, not really special compared to other places, „nice but not must play“
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