South East England, Kent
The Open 2021
Thu 15 Jul 2021 - Sun 18 Jul 2021
The Open returns to Royal St George’s again in 2021 for the 15th time, the last occasion being in 2011 when Darren Clarke picked up his memorable first major win. Known for it’s towering sand dunes, tight undulating fairways and secluded location along Sandwich Bay in Kent, Royal St George’s is a links course through and through and promises to provide the perfect arena for the 149th Open Championship.
- Authorised provider of The Open
- Upgrades to hospitality available
- England's oldest Open venue
- Watch the worlds greatest golfers
The 149th Open venue - Royal St George's
Ranked by Top 100 Courses as the 23rd best golf course in the world, 8th best in the UK and 1st in England, Royal St George’s is renowned for its sheer quality and history, and for good reason. Its large natural sand dunes are unrivalled by any other links, the fairways are undulating and narrow, and the 40-foot bunker on the 4th hole is one of the largest in golf. Not to mention that it was not only the first course in England to host The Open, but has also hosted more Open Championships than any other course in England.
The last time out at Royal St George’s, in 2011, Darren Clarke held his nerve to see off Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson by three clear strokes to win his first major in what was a classic links encounter. The wet and windy contest played perfectly into the Irishman’s hands and we expect more of the same in 2021. Will we have another Northern Irish winner or will Sandwich Bay see it’s first American winner since 2011…needless to say, Royal St George’s promises to host a prestigious and dramatic affair.
Golf's oldest major
For over 150 years, the world's best golfers have battled it out against the challenge of links golf at The Open, the oldest and most international Championship. Starting in 1860, eight professional golfers assembled at Prestwick to determine who would be the Champion Golfer. The winner was to receive the Challenge Belt, which at the time was worth £25. It wasn't until 1873 that the Claret Jug was presented for the first time. The original Claret Jug is now on permanent display at the clubhouse at The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.
Our Tournaments Team will be on hand to ensure your trip goes as smoothly as possible.
We are one of the few providers able to offer tickets and hospitality options for our customers.
Golfbreaks drinks reception during your tournament experience within walking distance to your accommodation.
With seafront hotels in the idyllic town of Folkestone, you're only a short train ride from the action.
You're in good hands with our specialist Tournaments Team
We have a team dedicated to making every tournament experience an unforgettable one.
Whether it’s your first tournament or your 100th, our team will guide you every step of the way. They’ll use first-hand knowledge to help you experience the world’s best golf tournaments.
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Our expert team can answer any questions on booking, courses, hotels and even playing conditions. They can also create custom breaks especially for you!
Upgrade your experience to include hospitality
The Engravers - The Engravers is the most exclusive experience available at the 149th Open. Located overlooking the Par 3, 16th, it's the prime spot to get out among the crowd and walk the course. Throughout the day, guests will be treated to the finest cuisine including full English breakfast, champagne and canape reception and four-course à la carte lunch.
The Scorers - Situated close to the famous yellow Open leaderboard on the 18th hole, the Scorers private garden dining area is located in the Spectator Village. Guests are treated with a bistro-style fare with breakfast, hearty lunch classics and light afternoon snacks and desserts throughout the day.
Things to do in Folkestone
Stay at a choice of two hotels in the port town of Folkestone, just 20 miles south of Royal St George’s, and enjoy a simple train journey travelling directly to Sandwich, within walking distance of the course. Golfbreaks staff will be located on-site to assist with any of your queries so that you can relax and soak up The Open Championship atmosphere. Your hotel is just a short walk, along The Leas Cliff, from the town centre and the Harbour, which places you in the perfect spot to admire the stunning idyllic seaside town. The newly revamped Harbour Arm has quickly become one of the local favourites for food and drink. It's a great place to hang out, bursting with fun and entertainment, there's always something going on! Local businesses on the Harbour offer everything from champagne to artisan coffee, Greek mezze and sourdough pizzas, there is something for all the family.
"The Open was a great experience which was enhanced by your representatives. The representative at the hotel was excellent, she gave us great help and advice as did your two representatives on the transfers. The whole experience was amazing, the days could not have been better."
Open 2019 Client
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We offer tournament experiences to suit everyone. From playing the tournament course to watching golf’s most illustrious events with green-side hospitality.
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