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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

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Green Fees

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

2024 Rates:
1st January to 7th May – Course Closed
Summer Rate (8th May to September) – £340pp
Summer Rate (Sunday) – £370pp
Autumn Rate (October 1st to 13th) – £240pp
14th October to 31st December – Course Closed

2025 Rates:
1st January to 6th May – Course Closed
Summer Rate (7th May to 12th October) – £370pp
Summer Rate (Sunday) – £400
13th October to 31st December – Course Closed

During the months of May, June, July, August, and September, Thursdays are reserved exclusively for our ‘Birkdale Experience’ Package. Please note that we will be unable to accommodate standard green fees or bookings for individual golfers on these days.

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The Birkdale Experience

‘The Birkdale Experience’ (May – September)

  • Meet and Greet
  • Special Gift Pack from the Professional
  • 18 Holes of Golf
  • 2 Course Bistro Meal (Bistro Times: 12noon to 8pm)


2024 Rate – £390pp
2025 Rate – £425pp

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Open Events

We run a number of Open Events throughout the year. To book, please follow this link: Royal Birkdale Opens

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Additional Services

Club Hire – £60
Pull Trolley – £5 (available on the day of play)
Electric Trolley – £25 (pre-booking advised)
Buggy – £45 (medical certificate required)

Buggies
Because of a disability, certain guests might require assistance from a motorised ride-on buggy to play golf. Kindly arrange for your buggy by contacting the office before your scheduled teetime. On the day of play, a Buggy Policy must be completed at the professional shop.

Regrettably, due to the terrain conditions on the Links, visitors are not permitted to bring their own buggies. Please reach out to the office to explore alternative options for your golfing experience.

Caddies

Our team of caddies are dedicated to enhancing your golfing experience with expert advice and support throughout your round. Every caddie at Royal Birkdale is highly trained and committed to providing a quality service to all our players, ensuring an unforgettable day on the course.

Caddies (Payable cash(£) to the caddie)
Single Bag£70+tip

Forecaddies (Payable cash(£) to the caddie)
2 Golfers – £100+tip
3 Golfers – £120+tip
4 Golfers – £140+tip

While we strive to accommodate all requests for specific caddies, please understand that due to high demand, we may not always be able to guarantee your preferred choice.

Kindly be advised that cancellations of caddies within 24 hours of your tee time will incur the caddy fee.

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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.

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Tees
Golfers will play from the yellow/red tees (green 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.

Winter and Shoulder Rates
Please be aware that our golf course may be subject to necessary maintenance procedures during the winter and shoulder rate seasons. While we strive to minimise disruptions, some maintenance activities may temporarily impact the condition of certain areas of the course.

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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.

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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.

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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.

TEE TIME ARRANGEMENTS

Please note that when making a booking, the tee time arrangements are such that you may be playing behind or ahead of golfers in 4-ball groups. It is important to understand this when booking, as it may affect the pace of play and overall experience on the course.

WINTER AND SHOULDER RATES

Please be aware that our golf course may be subject to necessary maintenance procedures during the winter and shoulder rate seasons. While we strive to minimise disruptions, some maintenance activities may temporarily impact the condition of certain areas of the course.