About the Club

Due to the COVID -19 pandemic, the Club has made changes to the way we operate to ensure the safety of all of our members, visitors and staff. Please take the time to read this document before your visit to the Club. Thank you. Most areas of the clubhouse are now re-open but under strict government guided regulations. Locker Rooms and changing facilities remain closed for the time being.

To play this Open Championship course is a fantastic experience in terms of testing your game to the maximum and following the greats of golf over the Royal Birkdale links. Visitors to Royal Birkdale are assured a warm welcome. The Managing Secretary and his staff are the people to contact for general enquiries or bookings. Call us on +44 (0)1704 552020.

Our newly appointed Head Professional, Gregg Pettersen, has been attached to the club since 2000.
Chris Whittle, Course Manager, who joined the club in 1994 having supervised the Muirfield links for six years, leads the greenkeeping team.


Unless personally introduced as a member's guest, visitors must make a reservation and obtain a starting time prior to arrival. Reservations may be made by telephone +44 (0)1704 552020 or email to the Secretary's Office, or directly online. Handicap Certificates will be required from all visiting golfers. Caddie and forecaddie bookings must be made over the phone. 

Corporate/Society Golf Days

Corporate/Society golf days can be designed to meet a wide range of requirements for groups of 16-72 golfers. We are pleased to offer facilities for reception, lunch, golf and dinner specifically to suit the needs of individual organizations and groups. Corporate, Society and Prestige golf days are programmed to take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Call +44 (0)1704 552020 for more information. 

Gift Vouchers

The Club will be happy to provide you with a personalised voucher for a round of golf, which will make an ideal and extremely welcome gift for any enthusiastic golfer. We can send it to you or direct to the recipient with any message that you require. Please contact the Secretary's office to discuss your requirements


For a full list of helpful contacts at the Club and for directions please click here

ON Arrival

On arrival at the Club, we ask all visitors to sign in with our Professional Shop. The shop is exceptionally well stocked and is at your service for all golfing needs either prior, during or after your visit.  

Call our shop on +44 (0)1704 552030 to find out more or visit their online store.


The Royal Birkdale Golf Club offers you the opportunity to have 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  If the Bistro is something that you are interested in please contact secretary@royalbirkdale.com.

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. 

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, crew-neck 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.