Visitors to Royal Birkdale are assured a warm welcome. History and modernity combine to provide great facilities to sit back and relax after a day of golf.

Opening times

Golfers and accompanying guests are welcome to use the bar and lounges. The Clubhouse opens from 8.00am daily.  


Catering facilities are available in the lounge from 9.00am to 7.00pm (6.00pm on Sundays) between 1 April and 31 October and from 9.00am to 5.00pm between 1 November and 31 March. Catering may also be provided outside of these times by prior arrangement. Food can be ordered on the day but it is advisable for parties of 16 or more to book in advance. 

Catering in the dining room is only available by prior arrangement for a minimum of 16 and a maximum of 120 people. We offer excellent quality and service with outstanding views of the course and the coastline beyond.

The Bistro

The Royal Birkdale Golf Club offers you the opportunity to enjoy an evening meal following golf in our 'Bistro', situated in the Longhurst Room overlooking the iconic 18th hole. We offer a relaxed, informal bistro menu of the highest quality using locally sourced ingredients, freshly prepared in our kitchen.

Bookings for the Bistro are required in advance with this option being offered between 6.00pm and 10.00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays during the season - last orders for food will be taken at 8.30pm. 

If The Bistro is something that you are interested in please contact 

Please note, visitors are not permitted to bring their own food or drink into the Clubhouse.

Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the clubhouse. This includes e-cigarettes.

Dress code

ON THE COURSE – Please wear smart golf clothing - this is essential. Golf shoes are to be worn and any shorts should be tailored. 

LEAVING THE COURSE – Please remove hats and waterproof clothing in the locker rooms, as they are not allowed in the main Clubhouse. Cleaned golf shoes may be worn in the Spike Bar. 

IN THE CLUBHOUSE – Please note smart casual/golf dress is essential. 

Gentlemen require a jacket and tie in the Main Dining room only unless attending a function with more formal dress stipulated. 

Our general principle is that Members, their Guests and Visitors are smartly attired on and off the links.

Inappropriate clothing, for example, blue denim jeans, tracksuits, cargo pants, uncovered t-shirts, flip-flops or similar are not permitted.   

MOBILE PHONES - We all appreciate that mobile phones are silent in the Clubhouse; they may be answered and used discreetly in the Golfers’ Corridor and Locker Rooms.