The Open Championship returns to Royal Birkdale in 2017.
Royal Birkdale is one of the finest links courses in the UK, and will host The Open Championship for the tenth time in 2017. On other ocassions it hosted The Open in 1954 1961 1965 1971 1976 1983 1991 1998 2008.
The course was first established in 1889, but was extensively redesigned in 1922 by Fred Hawtree and JH Taylor to create the current layout, which winds its way through the sand dunes towering over each of the fairways. Since first hosting The Open in 1954, the course has been (alongside Royal Lytham) the most regular venue for the Championship other than St Andrews. At Birkdale’s first Open, Peter Thomson won the first of three in succession; he returned to the same course in 1965 to add his fifth and final title.
PaR nz Golfing Holidays offers full packages to The Open in 2017 including daily tickets, accommodation, hospitality passes and add-on golfing holidays to Scotland including historic courses such as St Andrews, Muirfield, Turnberry, Prestwick and Gleneagles. We can gain tee times many Scottish courses even during The Open Championship.