General Information

Visitor’s coming to Royal Birkdale will be Members for the Day and will have access to all facilities.


On Arrival

You will be greeted by one of our golf operations team and asked to check in with our Professional Shop. A member of our team will be on hand to service all your golfing needs on the day of your visit

Green Fees

Visitors may play the links on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and some limited times on Sundays.


2023 Rates: Fully Booked

2024 Rates:

January to 7th May – Course Closed

Summer Rate (8th May to September) – £340pp

Summer Rate (Sunday) – £370pp

Autumn Rate (October) – £240pp

November to December – Course Closed

For the months of May, June, July, August and September, Thursdays will be exclusively for our ‘Birkdale Experience’ Package – we will not be able to offer standard greenfees or bookings to single golfers.

Winter Play

Please note that from 1st October to 31st March there may be winter maintenance work going ahead which may lead to occasional hole closures and/or a shorter course.

The Birkdale Experience

2023 Rate

Fully Booked

2024 Rate – Thursdays Only

‘The Birkdale Experience’ (May – September) £390pp

  • Meet and Greet
  • Special Gift Pack from the Professional
  • 18 Holes of Golf
  • 2 Course Bistro Meal

Open Events

We run a number of Open Events throughout the year. To book, please visit

Additional Services

Single Bag Caddie – £70+tip (Payable to the caddie)

Forecaddie £100+tip (Payable to the caddie)

Club Hire £50

Pull Trolley £5 (available on the day of play)

Electric Trolley £20

Buggy £40 (medical certificate required)

Competition Management – From £200



Due to a disability, some members and visitors may not be able to play golf without the help provided by a motorised ride-on buggy. Please follow the below link to understand the terms and conditions and enable you to book a buggy. Please book your buggy in with the office before filling out this form.

Buggy Policy Form

Dress Code

Our general principle is that members, their guests and visitors are smartly dressed on and off the course. Please wear golf clothing that can be found in most professional shops. Tailored shorts are permitted with short socks. Inappropriate clothing, for example, blue denim jeans, tracksuits, crew-neck t-shirts, flip-flops or similar are not permitted. Upon entering the clubhouse 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.


Mobile Phones

Please ensure they are silent in the Clubhouse; they may be answered and used discreetly in the Golfers’ Corridor and Locker Rooms.


Golfers will play from the yellow tees (green tees in winter) unless a prior arrangement has been agreed upon. This is to help ensure a good pace of play and for the enjoyment of all golfers.


Slow Play

Normal courtesies and etiquette for golf should be always observed. If your group is holding up play, please stand aside and let the group behind play through.


Ready Golf

At Royal Birkdale ‘Ready Golf’ is encouraged, players are both allowed and encouraged to play out of turn in a safe and responsible way.

Professional Shop

Professional Shop

Our Head Professional Gregg Pettersen has a superb array of golfing equipment and apparel to suit the needs and style of all golfers. A visit to his shop is a must when visiting Royal Birkdale where you will find a knowledgeable and friendly team only happy to help find you the right equipment. You are also able to purchase online via his website by clicking here.


PGA Professionals

PGA professionals will receive courtesy of the course when bringing 3 or more guests paying a full green fee. When their guests are on a green fee package including food, the PGA professional will be required to pay for the food element of the package.

Practice Facilities

Practice Facilities

At Royal Birkdale, our visitors have full use of our Practice Facilities on the day of play.


Driving Range

Our driving range is a short 5-minute walk from the clubhouse and gives every golfer a chance to warm up and prepare for that opening tee shot.


Short-Game Area

Situated next to our driving range our short-game area is one of the best. With two different elevated greens, it gives the golfer a chance to practice every shot they might encounter on their round at Royal Birkdale.

Terms & Conditions

Online Bookings – Groups of 8 and below

Full payment is required to secure the booking. A provisional enquiry will be held for 14 days after which the tee time will be released unless payment has been paid.

Booking Conditions – Groups of 9 and more

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to secure the booking. A provisional enquiry will be held for 14 days after which the tee time will be released unless a deposit has been paid. Full and final payment for green fees is required 60 days before the day of play. Bookings made within 60 days of the date of play will be charged 100% of the green fee at the time of booking. Within 60 days of the date of play, all payments received are non-refundable. 

Reduction in Numbers 

Groups can reduce in numbers up to 60 days before the day of play with no penalty. The total deposit paid will be applied to the balance for the remaining players. 

Refunds / Cancellation

Cancellations received more than 60 days in advance of the date of play will result in the forfeiture of the deposit. Within 60 days of the date of play, cancellations will result in forfeiture of the full green fee. We regret that we cannot offer refunds due to delayed/cancelled flights, travel plans, personal injury, or illness. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you have travel insurance to cover this eventuality.   

Alteration of Booking

Up to 60 days before the day of play, tee times can be moved to an alternative date within a year of the original booking (subject to availability). Should the green fee rate increase the difference will need to be paid.

Adverse Weather

If you are unable to complete your round of golf due to the course closure, you will be entitled to re-book or receive a full refund for the part of the round unplayed. If the course is open and you decide not to play no refund will be given.