The 149th Open Championship will return to Royal St George’s for the first time since 2011, when Darren Clarke held his nerve against Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson to fulfil his boyhood dream of becoming Champion Golfer of the Year. Join Voyages.golf as we take to Sandwich for the 149th Open Championship. Submit an enquiry form for flights to complete packages, Sunday tickets, non-golfing experiences, ticket & transport packages, and luxury train experiences. Travel packages to the 149th Open are limited so secure your place to view golf history written on the links in 2020.
Disclaimer: Voyages.golf is sourcing all its 149th Open Product from Events Travel, who is our parent company and an Authorised Provider of the 149th and 150th Open Championships.
Post-Open Tour. Voyages.golf is pleased to announce that we will be running a fully escorted luxury Irish golf tour after The Open 2020. There is limited space and we expect an intimate group who will share memories lasting a life time. For the full post-Open Voyages.golf Irish Tour, please look here & complete the enquiry form at the bottom of the page, alternatively you can email email@example.com.
Our Classic Packages are spectator only packages based in Kent or London with a range of 4-star and 5-star accommodation options. Attendance is for 1 or 2 days at The Open either with transfers or self-drive parking. If you already have accommodation and couldn’t get tickets we can also assist with our Park & Ride packages. If you want to stay longer and play golf on the best courses adjacent to Royal St. Georges, then read further to our Stay & Play Packages.
STAY & PLAY OPEN PACKAGES
There’s nothing better than hitting a ball around in the morning then heading next door to The Open to see the experts do it better! No offence but if you were as good as them you wouldn’t be reading this. Seriously, we have a few amazing options playing literally next door on the same land to Royal St. Georges at two equally inspiring layouts; Princes Golf Club and Royal Cinque Ports. Our tee-times are in the morning and because you are right there you can attend The Open immediately after lunch – brilliant – no one does it better!
E S C O R T E D L U X U R Y T O U R ROYAL COUNTY DOWN!
Take any Events Travel Open Package and add on this amazing Escorted Luxury Tour where you will enjoy some of the best possible golf available in Ireland including Golf Digests World #1 Royal County Down. The package includes your transport from Kent or London to the Airport and your flight to Ireland!
Monday 20th July
Transfer to Gatwick Airport for our flight to Dublin. On arrival we will be met and transferred to the stunning Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle (Northern Ireland) adjacent to the worlds #1 course! Enjoy a Welcome Dinner in preparation for our exiting golf to come.
Tuesday 21st July
This morning after breakfast we play the famous Royal County Down. What a treat this is considering it’s the middle of July and peak season – this is a coveted tee-time so make the most of it.
Wednesday 22nd July
This morning we head a little further north to Ardglass Golf Club with the oldest Club House in the world. This is a seaside course that has spectacular views and some very challenging holes – overall a great outing. After lunch we head south back to Dublin where we check in to the Portmarnock Hotel for the evening.
Thursday 23rd July
This morning we play the Portmarnock Links, another very highly rated course. After lunch we will transfer you to the Airport for your onward flights or we can arrange an extension for you in Ireland to play golf or simply hang out in Dublin for a day or two.
A fully inclusive luxury tour escorted by one of our team from Voyages.Golf includes a golf travel kit, prizes, 1dinner, buffet breakfast, 3 rounds of golf (walking) and luxury transportation throughout.
Twin or double per person £1,489 Single £1,715 (terms as per deluxe)
Example: Add this tour at £1,489 to our Stay & Play Royal Deal Package at £1,989 per person double share and the total package for 8 nights with 5 rounds of golf and 4 days at The Open totals £3,748 - you won’t find better value!
Learn about The 149th Open Championship
Tournament started: 1860
Tours: European Tour, PGA Tour, Japan Golf Tour
Field Size: 156 players
Format: Stroke Pay
Purse: USD$10.25 million
Trophy: Claret Jug and the Challenge Belt
Current Champion: Shane Lowry
Notable Past Champions: Seve Ballesteros, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Greg Norman
Oldest winner: Old Tom Morris (46 years, 102 days), 1867
Youngest winner: Young Tom Morris (17 years, 156 days), 1868
Lowest score after 36 holes: 130, Nick Faldo 1992 and Brandt Snedeker 2012 (66-64)
Lowest score after 54 holes: 198, Tom Lehman 1996 (67-67-64)
Lowest final score after 72 holes: -20, Henrik Stenson 2016 (68-65-68-63, 264)
Most runner-up finishes: Jack Nicklaus (64, 67, 68, 72, 76, 77, 79)
Thursday and Friday: 156 players play 36 holes of stroke play
Saturday and Sunday: Leading 70 players and ties will play a further 36 holes to decide the Champion Golfer
The Champion Golfer will be the player with the lowest 72 hole aggregate. In the event of a tie, the players will play a four hole play-off. If a winner is not decided, play will continue over the 18th hole until a winner emerges. Immediately after play concludes a presentation ceremony will be held.
Royal St George’s was the first Open venue in England and has held The Open Championship on 14 previous occasions since 1894, with the most recent in 2011. The course is located in Sandwich, Kent, south east of London and offers links style holes with incredible views of The English Channel. Take note of the 4th hole which has, as some say, the highest bunker in England.