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 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 2021.
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.
NEWS: The 2020 Open Championship has been cancelled. The 149th Open will take place from 11 – 18 July 2021 at Royal St Georges in Kent. Please see here for the latest developments.
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New door-to-door 149th Open Package
Enjoy the full-service travel package provided by Voyages.golf and Events Travel. We have created a new package with transport, flights, accommodation and Official Open Tickets included. All taxes and fees are included in the price to make your Open Experience entirely seamless from start-to-finish, and thereafter until your next trip.
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 149th Open tickets but need accommodation in Kent or London, contact us.
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!
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.
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