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

Royal Birkdale Golf Club Hole By Hole Guide: Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 4 – 458 yards

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

Related: Royal Birkdale Golf Club Course Review

The par-4 eighth is a testing dogleg-left, with an array of bunkers in the landing zone off the tee.

A bunker on the apex of the dogleg is around 270 yards to carry, although anything left of it will find thick rough.

Royal Birkdale Golf Club Hole By Hole Guide: Hole 8

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Bunkers on the right at 246, 308 and 326 yards off the back tees will also see plenty of action.

The green is protected with two bunkers short-right and one left, with gorse to the right.