Courses near Royal Birkdale
Guarantees a round to remember next to Royal Birkdale, providing a great variety of holes including an absolutely awesome back nine rated by Greg Norman as “the best in Britain”.
Green fees: £115 (£140, Sundays).
Contact: 01704 567169.
Proud home of the oldest club in Southport and a lovely links that has proved a worthy Open Qualifying venue. Regular visitor Henry Cotton reckoned the par-3 16th is the best short hole in Lancashire.
Green fees: Mon-Fri £60; Sat-Sun £80.
Contact: 01704 536897.
A great base for England’s Golf Coast, offering on-site accommodation, an 18-hole championship course, nine-hole par-3 and excellent practice facilities.
Green fees: £30-£60.
Contact: 01704 875699.
You’ll discover this little beauty at Prenton near Birkenhead but, be warned, if you pull out the driver you need to be precise. The course plays like a links sprinkled with swathes of heather and gorse.
Green fees: Mon-Fri £40. Sat-Sun £50.
Contact: 0151 652 2468.