Corporate Golf Days Royal Birkdale

With Liverpool or Southport


Situated on the Lancashire coast at Southport, there is no better links golf course in England than Royal Birkdale. It's that simple! An Open Championship venue, former Ryder Cup host, and world top-50 ranked course, Birkdale is the jewel in England's crown

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Where We Stay

‘Themed’ hotels can sometimes be a bit cheesy. This ‘Titanic’ creation has authenticity on its side though. ’30 James Street’, is the former head office of the White Star shipping line. Original features such as the grand booking hall have been sympathetically woven into the design. So too have various rooms that have had their Edwardian splendour restored and enhanced to echo high-class cabins. Other aspects are pastiche. The penthouse restaurants have a promenade deck, and the swimming pool is a replica of the ships. Ultimately the Titanic did luxury, so a cross-over into a hotel needn’t be an inappropriate fit


Positioned amongst spacious surroundings with 180-degree views over-looking the Southport marina and Irish Sea, the Bliss hotel has quickly redefined the waterfront area. The art deco architecture makes a statement and the stylish interior backs-up this 4-star luxury boutique hotel. With 131 luxury bedrooms & Penthouses, Roof Garden and sublime spaces to accommodate guests and private functions, the Bliss does lean towards a corporate client and ensures Southport now has a genuine high-quality alternative to Liverpool

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How To Get There

For some it might be perfectly feasible to privately drive, whereas others might choose to fly to Liverpool or Manchester. If coming from London it might be possible to use the railway to Manchester albeit we’d probably advise that you complete the final leg on a managed road transport rather than taking the train onward.  If you decide to arrive in Manchester and transfer by road it’s 44 miles (75 mins)

Royal Birkdale is 18miles (45 mins) from Liverpool

If you choose to stay in Southport it is 2 miles (5 mins)

Unless staying in Southport, Birkdale will likely require an all-day transport hire


Royal Birkdale

Royal Birkdale is almost unique in having hosted the Open Championship, Ryder Cup, and Walker Cup (only Muirfield and Lytham can lay similar claims). It’s widely regarded as being England’s premier links golf course and few commentators will give you a contrary view. The course is characterised by a series of high dunes more commonly associated with Ireland. The sixth is a notoriously difficult par 4, but course really comes to life in the stretch between the tenth and thirteenth, the last in this sequence now made famous by Jordan Speith. The two closing holes will also keep you honest to the finish

Royal Birkdale can only be played on a corporate package on Thursday’s and Friday’s subject to availability. If you require exclusivity you’ll need to take out all 72 tee slots

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There’s probably little point trying to tip-toe around it. We know that golf day corporate hospitality often overflows into the evening, and whereas perhaps people are reluctant to try and ‘sell this’ it remains something of an unspoken consideration. Anyone familiar with Liverpool knows that its one of the UK’s most lively and atmospheric cities

The non-golfer also has an array of riches to occupy themselves, including the iconic waterfront, the three graces, and ‘ferry cross the Mersey’. Culture vultures have the Tate Modern, and Walker Gallery, Add in the Albert Dock, the ‘battle of the Atlantic museum’, two cathedrals, one of the biggest football clubs in the world to visit, and that’s before we even look at the Beatles links. The city of Liverpool is a massive argument in favour of choosing Birkdale


Step aboard the colourful Magical Mystery Tour bus for a fun and fascinating 2 hour tour of Beatles Liverpool. You’ll see all the places associated with John, Paul, George and Ringo as they grew up, childhood homes, schools and colleges and get up close to places that inspired some of their most memorable songs – Penny Lane and Strawberry Field. The Magical Mystery Tour is the only Beatles tour that finishes at Mathew Street, home of The Cavern and steeped in Beatles heritage.

The likelihood however is that an official Beatles tour is only going to work for non-golfers because of timings. We might have some scope with a medium sized group to lay one on during a summers evening

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St Andrews

There can be few more impressive venues in the world for a corporate golf event than St Andrews, the spiritual home of the sport



Nestled in the magnificent Perthshire countryside, Gleneagles is the very essence of Scottish luxury and refinement


Dalmahoy/ Edinburgh

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Portmarnock / Dublin

Combine the poetry and atmosphere of Dublin, where verse and thirst collide, with a corporate golf event at the seaside resort of Portmarnock.


Castle Stuart/ Inverness

Get away from it for real and hit the highlands. Fly to Inverness and combine your golf at Castle Stuart with history and landscape: Culloden and Loch Ness