The 149th Open, Royal St George’s 2020

The Open is back at Royal St George’s for the first time since 2011

DATES: 12-19 JULY 2020

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The 149th Open

Royal St George’s

In 2020 The Open will return to Royal St George’s for the first time since 2011, when an emotional Darren Clarke fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming champion by holding his own in challenging conditions against Americans Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson.

Royal St George’s was England’s first Open venue and has an illustrious list of champions including Bobby Locke, Sandy Lyle and Australia’s own Greg Norman.

Located south east of London in Sandwich, Kent, Royal St George’s is a spectacular Golf Club with views of The English Channel and quintessential links golf. The fan favourite will be the 6th hole, where spectators will line the towering bunkers surrounding the green.

If you’ve dreamt of watching The Open live, then 2020 is a great year make it a reality. We have a full range of packages available now as an Authorised Provider: including self-drive options, London based options and fantastic local accommodations with transfers to the course each day and guaranteed tickets and hospitality.

Whether you’re a first-timer to The Open or a frequent visitor, we look forward to providing you with a world-class travel experience to watch this world-class event.

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Fast Facts

Learn about The 149th Open Championship


Royal St George’s Golf Club
Sandwich, Kent, England

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: Coming soon for 2019
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)

Event Format

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 Golf Club

Royal St George’s was the first Open venue in England and has held The Open Championship on 14 previous occassions 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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Services We Provide:
  • Accommodation: Extra nights, room upgrades and other accommodation options
  • Flights: All carriers, classes and destinations (we ticket flights in-house)
  • Transport: Transfers, car hire, coaches, train tickets and internal flights
  • Sightseeing Experiences: Private tours, attractions and more
  • Customised Itineraries: Customise a listed event package or create your own itinerary
  • Group Packages: For corporate groups, schools, incentive trips and other group types
  • Travel Insurance: Our customers receive a 15% discount if booking with CHI, a service we provide with your booking.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What ticket types will be available?

We have a full range of tickets available starting with general admission which is course access, where you can roam the course following your pairings. We then have hospitality tickets and packages with exclusive viewing areas, gourmet dining, entertainment and more.

Where do I pick up my tickets?

Tickets will be sent to you at least two weeks before the event with your travel documentation. If you require these earlier or are not at your postal address at that time, we can arrange alternative delivery.

When do I receive my travel documents?

Travel documents (including event tickets, flight tickets, hotel vouchers and other applicable items) are sent at least two weeks prior to the event by email, courier or registered post. In special circumstances, documents and tickets may be made available via an official ticket collection centre or via a hotel drop-off. Finalised information will be provided to you closer to the event.

Can you book flights for me?

Yes, we are an IATA Agent and ticket flights directly in-house with access to the best available fares on all carriers. Ask us to add flights to your package when they are released.

I have a group, can you help us?

We provide travel for groups of any size (10, 50 or 100+) and can tailor our packages and services to suit specific groups needs. Get in touch to book a Group Package to The Open Championship.

What travel services do you offer?

We offer a full range of travel services, such as:

  • Accommodation
  • Flights
  • Transport
  • Sightseeing
  • Custom itineraries
  • Group packages
  • Travel insurance

When booking, ask us for a quote to add-on additional services to your package.

Can I extend my stay longer than your package dates?

Yes. We have contracted fantastic hotel rates for the event and adjacent dates before or after. Ask us for a quote to add extra nights to any package. We can provide accommodation elsewhere during your trip too.

Please note: Extra nights are subject to availability and are best booked as early as you can. Note that if you book at the same hotel via other means (e.g. a hotel booking site or direct) then you may not receive the same room for the duration of your stay. Ask us for a quote for extra nights when making your booking. Our extra night rates are very competitive.

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Terms and Conditions

The fine points and payment deadlines.

General Terms
  • Pricing is listed per person in GBP. You can make payment in GBP or in AUD at the rate on the day.
  • Listed prices and availability are subject to change at any time.
  • All payments are non-refundable in case of cancellation.
  • Changes to bookings may incur amendment fees per transaction, plus any applicable fees from suppliers (e.g. airlines).
  • Extra travel services may be subject to different payment requirements to be confirmed on quoting or booking.
  • Full cancellation applies.
  • There are no refunds or exchanges for unused services. We recommend purchasing travel insurance and can provide a 15% off discount with CHI.
  • Events Travel are IATA, AFTA, ATAS, ASTA and IAGTO accredited. Learn more about trust & safety.
  • Events Travel are an Authorised Provider for The Open and provide guaranteed tickets within our travel products.
  • These event specific terms apply in addition to our general booking terms and conditions.
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Payment Requirements
  • Book now with a low £250 deposit (plus any extras such as tee times, hospitality upgrades etc.)
  • A stage payment of £500 is due 15 January 2020
  • Pay your balance by 31 March 2020
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Royal St Georges Golf Club

Home of the 149th Open Championship


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