The Open Championship was held at Royal Birkdale for the tenth time in 2017. The club needs no introduction as it is considered to be the finest Open Championship venue and has been voted No.1 course in Britain.
The Club was formed in 1889, starting life as a nine hole course. In 1897 the decision was taken to move to Birkdale Hills where an 18 hole course was constructed. In 1991 a decision was taken to redesign and relay all the greens. This considerable investment and ongoing improvement has enabled the club to retain its position as one of the finest links courses.
Royal Birkdale hosted the Men’s Open Championship ten times, most recently in 2017 and Women’s Open Championship in 2010 & 2014. The club has also hosted Ryder Cups, the Walker and Curtis Cups.