Venue Details - The Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex

1/15/2013 4:05:00 PM
Venue           Promoter
Royal Birkdale Golf Club
Waterloo Road
Merseyside PR8 2LX
Tel: +44 (0) 1704 552020
Fax: +44 (0) 1704 552021

Location: 18 miles north of Liverpool, 2 miles south of Southport on A565

Nearest airport:
Manchester Airport – MAN (70 minutes/50 miles)
Liverpool John Lennon Airport – LPL (50 minutes/30 miles)

Event format:
72 holes stroke play
144 competitors
Cut to 70 players (+ ties) after 36 holes

Entry regulations and conditions are outlined on a separate entry form available from European Senior Tour Headquarters and

Qualfying round: Monday 22 July, 18 holes stroke play 

Pre-tournament Pro-Am: Tuesday 23 July (by invitation)

Entries close: Thursday 04 July


Edward Kitson
European Senior Tour
Wentworth Drive
Virginia Water
GU25 4LX
Tel:+44 (0)1344 840400
Fax:+44 (0)1344 840500


Travel Information for the Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex

Travel by Road

Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Waterloo Road, Southport, PR8 2LX.

From M6 south:
• At junction 26 take the M58 exit to Skelmersdale/Liverpool/Southport.
• At the roundabout take the first exit onto M58 heading to Liverpool/Skelmersdale/Southport.
• At junction 3 take the A570 exit to St. Helens/Southport/Ormskirk then exit roundabout at take third exit for A570. Take A570 exit at the next roundabout.
• After approximately 3 miles turn left, continuing on the A570 towards Southport.
• After approximately 4 miles turn left on A5147 towards Liverpool/Maghull/Halsall.
• After approximately 1 mile exit the roundabout at the second exit onto Gregory Lane.
• After approximately 4 miles turn right onto Waterloo Road/A565.
• After approximately half a mile turn left onto Greenbank Drive for Royal Birkdale Golf Club or follow event signage to your relevant car park.

Travel by Rail

• London Euston to Southport: Approximately 3 hours 30 minutes, two changes.
• Birmingham to Southport: Approximately 2 hours 15 minutes, two changes.
• Manchester to Southport: Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes, direct.
• Liverpool to Southport: Approximately 45 minutes, direct.

Taxi Companies

Please find a selection of local taxi companies below:
• Central Cabs – 0800 544 414
• Kwik Cars – 0800 547 000
• All White Taxis – 01704 537 777
• Radio Yellow Top Cab – 01704 531 000