(16th - 19th July)
The Open returns to Royal St George’s again in 2020 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. Take a look at our packages below...
Be there to witness golf’s most historic championship in the flesh! Stay at a choice of two hotels in the port town of Folkestone, just 20 miles south of St George’s, and enjoy an easy train transfer direct to Sandwich, within walking distance of the venue. And with Golfbreaks staff located onsite, all you have to worry about is enjoying golf by the best players in the world.
After what is expected to be a historic return to Northern Ireland in 2019 at Royal Portrush, the historic championship will once again be travelling down to the sunny shores of Kent. Sandwich Bay is no stranger to hosting The Open Championship. Not only will this be Royal St George’s 15th time of hosting, but it’s neighouring courses of Prince’s (1932) and Royal Cinque Ports (1909 & 1920) are etched in the memories of golf’s oldest major.
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 has 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 points 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 2020. 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.