For any true golfer, playing Royal Birkdale is something that simply has to be experienced. The course has been voted the best in England and one of the very best anywhere in the world.
However, this puts pressure on any hotel where you choose to stay for your break – how can it compete with the standards of one of the world’s truly great sporting venues.
At Bliss hotel, we have met this challenge head on, providing Royal Birkdale Golf Breaks that cannot be matched.
For any golf break, it is essential that both the time on course and time off course are enjoyable, contributing to a wonderful break all-round.
When the course is Royal Birkdale you do not have to worry about the golfing side; you don’t need us to tell you just how stunning a course it is.
What, though, of the hotel and experience post round?
A Hotel Made With Golf In Mind
We only opened the doors to Bliss hotel in 2018 yet we have already emerged as one of the region’s leading hotels.
This is not mere hyperbole, the reviews prove our standing.
We average 9/10 on Booking.com, have a 91% positive rating on MyHotelBreak and 90% of our Google reviews are for four and five stars. This is from thousands of reviews too, not a small, select sampler.
We aren’t solely the best hotel for golf breaks in the region, we are the best hotel full stop.
Our location could not be better, we are located in Southport, on what is known as the UK’s Golf Coast, with an incredible concentration of Championship courses.
The courses include Southport and Ainsdale, Formby and Hillside, all truly wonderful courses and all can be played as part of our golfing breaks.
However, Royal Birkdale stands apart.
Working with the club, securing favourable tee times and competitive rates, we have created a number of golfing breaks that include Royal Birkdale.
Indeed, you can even play this amazing course and other championship courses on the same golf break – forget once in a lifetime, it can be a twice in a weekend experience.
The packages range from a one-night stay with golf on the Sunday and Monday through to four-day stays that incorporate four amazing local courses.
Royal Birkdale though is always the highlight and whoever in your group triumphs on this course can surely claim bragging rights for the whole trip!
After 18 holes there is the 19th hole. Here we stand apart.
A Post-Round Pint To Remember
After the round, you will want to relax and unwind and chat through all the action again – maybe a few edited highlights.
There will be THAT approach on the seventh to brag about, but you might want to move the conversation on from THAT putt on the 18th. Of all the shots to finish with!
There will be stories to be told, recaps that will be revisited throughout the years, perhaps the tales becoming a little more exaggerated.
Our hotel bars are modern, stylish and well-stocked.
From the rooftop bar, you have views for miles, out over the coast and countryside – if you squint you might even be able to spot that bunker which caused your playing mate so much grief.
Whether it’s over a beer, G&T, whisky, cocktail – or something less strong with tomorrow’s round in mind – you have the perfect setting to relax as a group and chat.
Our restaurant, the Bliss Kitchen is considered by many to be the best in Southport, certainly our highly skilled chefs strive to achieve this level of standing.
Whether it’s fine dining, or a sizeable burger and chips to replenish energy, we have you covered.
Rooms with a Difference
In our honest opinion, most hotels are far too bland.
They are identikit, with no personality or individuality.
Bliss Hotel was designed to address this.
Our aim was to take the parts many hotels get right but do so with more style, more elegance, more of a feeling of being somewhere special and not a soulless building – however well equipped that soulless building might be.
Equally, our huge experience in the industry told us that individuality should not mean overbearing personality, being different should not mean being zany, or chaotic.
There is a middle ground – a hotel that has the level of luxury and efficiency and professionalism you would expect of a leading four-star hotel, but also with the confidence to be individual.
Inside Bliss Hotel, the art deco architecture and stylish interior sets the scene for what will be a memorable stay in lavish yet intimate spaces, sumptuous bedrooms and palatial penthouses.
Did we mention that we do things a bit differently – we even have a room service robot called Betty, who’s at your beck and call.
She is built to serve. Literally.
Out and About Around Royal Birkdale
With all that time on course and then post-round relaxation you may not have much time for wandering further afield. However, if you do want to explore there is plenty to see.
Southport has a charming centre, with many independent shops and arcades, it is a town with a unique style, for instance Victorian Wrought Iron canopies and the tree-lined lord Street.
Stunning beaches await you at Crosby, Formby and Ainsdale – all part of 22 miles of coastline, perfect for those who enjoy jogging or cycling.
Nearby, you have both Liverpool and Manchester – your golfing break could incorporate seeing a concert or show in one of these famous cities
If you do manage to find time for extracurricular activities there is everything from Formby Red Squirrel reserve and the 17 acres of Kings Gardens through to paddleboarding and kitesurfing nearby.
It will be a break to remember, but perhaps nothing will eclipse those 18 holes at Royal Birkdale.
Football fans don’t get to play at Wembley, those who love tennis can’t experience playing Wimbledon Centre Court. Us golfers are blessed – we can play at Royal Birkdale, the course to have held most Championship and international events since World War Two.
That’s pure Bliss.
If you would like further details about any of our wonderful golf packages, our hotel or wish to make a booking please contact us by calling 01704 516220 or emailing [email protected]
We look forward to welcoming you to the home of UK golf.