Royal Birkdale Golf Club, which hosts the British Open for the ninth time in 2008, is renowned for its warm hospitality and offers all the facilities expected at the world’s top golf courses. Managing secretary Mike Gilyeat and his staff are available to help you in any way possible, from general enquiries to bookings.


For further information and to make a reservation please call +44 (0) 1655 333 993 or email turnberry@westin.com

Pro Shop

Among its many facilities, the Royal Birkdale Golf Club boasts a well-stocked pro shop run by club professional Brian Hodgkinson. Private tuition from Hodgkinson or his assistant can easily be arranged. The professional also provides quotes for video tuition and golf clinics.
Tel: 01704 552 030
Email: proshop@royalbirkdale.com
Other facilities at this British Open host club include a first-rate practice area and putting greens, ample parking, elegant bars, lounges and a dining room, all in the clubhouse.

Wildlife Enthusiasts

The course and the surrounding areas at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club are of great national and international significance in terms of both fauna and flora. The club is actively involved in several conservation initiatives and is just one part of the Southport Sand Dunes and Foreshore Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in which there is a wide variety of wildlife interest.
The dunes along the coastline where the Royal Birkdale Golf Club is situated also provide an opportunity for human contact with nature, with an estimated 500 000 people visiting the coast each year.
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