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England’s Golf Coast | Golf Bliss with a Touch Of Holiday

England’s Golf Coast is home to 14 of the finest golf courses in Britain. With no less than 7 courses in the ‘Top 100 Courses of the UK & Ireland’ and 9 listed in the ‘Top 100 Courses in England’, the concentration of championship golf available within England’s Golf Coast is unparalleled. Our 3 Open Championship venues of Royal Birkdale, Royal Liverpool and Royal Lytham & St. Annes have hosted The Open an impressive 33 times between them since 1897. The Open was most recently held on England’s Golf Coast by Royal Birkdale in 2017.

England’s Golf Coast boasts a wide choice of accommodation, exciting tourist and retail attractions, breath taking coastline and picturesque countryside. You can take it easy on The Wirral, immerse yourself in the charming coastal towns of Lytham and St Annes, enjoy England’s Classic Resort in Southport or live it up in Liverpool, the home of The Beatles, the choice is yours!

We have come up with a number of some of the best courses you can find in the world, let alone just England. Learn more about some of these courses by reading below and plan your next trip to England’s Golf Coast!

Royal Birkdale Golf Club

Among the many great courses along the Northwest coast, Royal Birkdale stands out as a perfect example of links golf. It is currently the number one course in England and ranked third in Great Britain & Ireland.

The links measure 6,690 yards and although the distance itself is a test even for the most accomplished golfer, the wind, whistling down the fairways when it comes from the sea, adds to the challenge. Each hole runs through a landscape of high dunes, the fairways are flat and fair and from the tee there is generally a clear view of the task ahead. Each hole is memorable, from The Open Championship tees the 6th and 13th holes both measure 498 yards and are two of the longest par 4s in championship golf.

Green Fees: March Mon-Fri: 175pds / March weekend 215pds / Apr-Sep Mon-Fri: 235pds / Apr-Sep Weekend 265pds

Website: http://royalbirkdale.com/

Royal Liverpool Golf Club

Royal Liverpool Golf Club at Hoylake has staged major tournaments throughout its long history including eleven Open Championships and many amateur events. The Club is proud that The Open Championship made a successful return to Hoylake in 2006 when Tiger Woods achieved his third victory.

The golf course was built in 1869 and, with the exception of Westward Ho! in Devon, is the oldest seaside course in England. It is also one of the great links courses.

Whilst at first appearance the links may look flat, at 6,900 yards from the member’s tees it is a stern test and like all links courses, the wind makes its presence felt. The summer breeze can be your ally and the icy gale a ruthless adversary. All the holes require your utmost attention.

Green Fees: March Mon-Fri: 135pds /Apr-Sep Mon-Fri: 200pds / Apr-Sep Weekend 215pds

Website: http://www.royal-liverpool-golf.com/

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Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club

Nestling between two busy seaside resorts, the Royal Lytham and St. Annes Golf Course is one of the most unique courses in the rotation of the British Open. It is a links in every sense of the word, with sandy soil and the wind blowing in from the Irish Sea. Open to the elements, the trees on the course permanently lean sideways, with the wind often proving a formidable competitor in the homeward five holes of the course.

The course is well designed, with holes to test every level of player. It opens with a Par 3, the only major championship course to do so. The first four holes and last five are said to be amongst the trickiest in Britain, but some respite is offered in between with holes which are within everyone can hope to emulate Seve Ballesteros’ five birdies and an eagle in this stretch on his way to winning the 1979 Open, this is a chance to put some lower scores on your card.

Green Fees: March Mon-Fri: 140pds /Mar Sat: 175pds / Apr-Sep: 200-250pds

Website: https://www.royallytham.org/