When it comes to links golf in the UK, there is arguably nowhere better to play than 9 time Open Championship and 2 time Ryder Cup host, Royal Birkdale. Located in the beautiful town of Southport on the Northwest Coast of England, many view this stunning region of the country as the golfing capital.

Since gaining Royal status by King George VI the course has been the setting for more Championship and International Tournaments than anywhere else in the world. In typical links fashion the course provides a stringent test of every aspect of a golfer’s game and rewards good play but punishes careless shots. Royal Birkdale offers some spectacular views during the round and if you aren’t playing as well as you’d like, then there are always these to enjoy.