Open Golf Championship

The Open is returns to Royal Birkdale in 2017, one of the world’s most renowned links courses, for the tenth time in its history.

The iconic clubhouse overlooks Royal Birkdale's 18th green.

The Birkdale Hills offer majestic panoramic views of the Lancashire coastline out to the choppy waters of the Irish Sea. It was in 1897 that the original Club members moved here after eight years of playing in their original nine-hole course at Shaw Hills in Southport.

The course is located on the 4000-year-old Sefton dune system, home to sand lizards, natterjack toads and skylarks. While the natural landscape provides a stunning playground for golf, the course has been refined by man many times over the years. Today, Royal Birkdale is one of the finest Championship challenges of its time.

For more information, please see The Open website