Voted one of Britain’s finest golf clubs according to the official website, Royal Birkdale hosted the Open in 2008 when Padraig Harrington won the competition.
The course has a unique layout with no two holes facing the same direction, making it difficult on the notoriously windy days, indeed the Royal Birkdale Golf Club is right on the coast in Southport in north west England.
at Royal Birkdale
Southport is a traditional British seaside resort so there are plenty of hotels and accommodation available as well as lot’s of other entertainment for visitors.
The Prince of Wales
An elegant Victorian style four star hotel right in the centre of Southport with landscaped gardens and close to the sea.
Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa
For enthusiastic golfers this may be the natural pick, close to the Royal Birkdale course, it’s also a 4 star hotel and lots of little touches of luxury and exquisite details, now enhanced with a lavish spa, fitness and lesiure club following extensive redevelopment, all set in lovely parkland.
Southport Centre 360 View – Ramada Plaza
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The featured photograph shows Lee Westwood at the Open in 2008.