A guide to the sixth hole at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England ahead of the 146th Open Championship

Royal Birkdale Golf Club Hole By Hole Guide: Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 4 – 499 yards

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The 146th Open Championship takes place at Royal Birkdale this month, here is a guide to the sixth hole.

Related: Royal Birkdale Golf Club Course Review

The sixth is an extremely testing par-4, measuring 499 yards from the back tees.

Royal Birkdale Golf Club Hole By Hole Guide: Hole 6

The green on the sixth hole. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

This sweeping dogleg-right features a diffuclt drive, with three bunkers to avoid.

The bunker on the right, on the corner of the dogleg, is around 280 yards to carry so a well struck drive over it is required.

The green sits uphill from the players, and is guarded by three bunkers short. It is a sloping green surrounded by thick rough.