Make 2017 the year you mark the British Open off your bucket list.
Royal Birkdale Golf Club in England is synonymous with the British Open. This magnificent links layout has hosted the British Open nine times, the first in 1954 and most recently in 2008. The list of champions who’ve won at Birkdale like Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson and Johnny Miller is truly impressive.
In 2017, Royal Birkdale will host the 146th playing of the British Open from July 20th to the 23rd. Scenic and challenging, the historic course has fairways laid out in flat-bottomed valleys between towering dunes.
Situated in the popular seaside town of Southport, Royal Birkdale is only 45 minutes from Liverpool and one hour from Manchester. The convenient location allows visiting golfers easy access to play exceptional courses. Dubbed “England’s Golf Coast”, the area has 17 nearby courses, including Royal Lytham & St. Annes and Royal Liverpool, which are British Open rota courses. In addition, Premier Golf can customize packages to include other great accessible courses.
Southport has beautiful parks, gardens and beaches. For Beatles fans, Liverpool is home to “The Beatles Story”, the world’s largest permanent exhibit dedicated to the life and times of John, Paul, Ringo and George and the Cavern Club, where The Beatles first performed on stage. Liverpool is also home to Britain’s largest cathedral.
The 2017 British Open is a tremendous opportunity to see superb golf at a legendary venue, play world-renowned courses and enjoy a wide array of attractions and activities.