ROYAL BIRKDALE GOLF ODDS
Royal Birkdale, one of Britain’s finest golf clubs has been voted the No 1 course in Britain, and is among the best in the world. Having previously hosted two Ryder Cups, the Walker and Curtis Cups, the Women’s British Open and on eight occasions the Open Championship, Royal Birkdale is again to host The Open 2008 Championship.
Padraig Harrington won the 2008 Open Golf Championship at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club.
Course Name: Royal Birkdale Holes: 18 Yardage: 6703 SSS: 73 Links course of Championship standard where length, judgement and skill are required. The course relies heavily on the natural terrain with it’s many contours, abundance of scrub and dunes. Although difficult, the course is a pure test of golf as it does not contain any nasty tricks. It can be enjoyed by golfers of all handicaps.
Original architect George Lowe Jr.
Course Superintendents J.H. Taylor and Charles Hawtree
Number of TOUR events as host venue 9 (including 2008)
Course ranking Ranked 2nd (out of 54 courses) in 1998
Grass Bentgrass/fescue/Poa annua (fairways)
Sand bunkers 20 new (16 fairways and four greenside) and 27 repositioned