The 149th Open Championship at Royal St Georges in 2021

The 149th Open Championship at Royal St Georges in 2021

11-18 Jul, 2021

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Your 149th Open experience starts here. As an Authorised Provider of The Open Championship, we are pleased to offer a complete range of Official Travel Packages and Play Golf Experiences for you to experience The Open live from Royal St George’s, just two hours from central London. After almost 30-years helping fans experience the world’s biggest events, we are looking forward to helping you experience The 149th Open Championship.

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  • Kent Classic
    Kent Classic
    Enjoy this conveniently located property perched on the famous Leas with views across the Channel to France
  • Seaside Escape
    On request
    Seaside Escape
    Stay in the seaside town of Broadstairs just 7 miles from Royal St George’s
  • Deluxe Deal
    Deluxe Deal
    Enjoy a relaxing extended break in the seaside town of Deal just 4 miles from Royal St George’s
  • London Taster
    London Taster
    Stay in the heart of London and discover its unique attractions before experiencing a day at The Open
  • Royal Hotel Deal
    Kent Accommodation
    Have you already bought your official tickets from The R&A? If so, we have accommodation only options for you!
    On request
  • Door-to-door Package
    Our door-to-door package includes flights, airport transfers and 8-nights accommodation so you can relax and enjoy an extended stay…
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    Howfield Manor
    Experience the charming Howfield Manor Hotel in Canterbury for 1-night with 1-day at The Open


Watch The Open live from Royal St George’s, Kent, England

This July, 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 Golfer of the Year; holding his own in challenging conditions against Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson.

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Royal St George’s was the first Open venue in England and has an illustrious list of champions including Bobby Locke, Sandy Lyle and Greg Norman. Located southeast of London in Kent, Royal St George’s is a stunning links course with thatched Starter Huts and views of The English Channel. Fans will enjoy the signature 6th hole with towering bunkers overlooking the green.

If you’ve dreamt of watching The Open live, then 2021 is the year make it a reality. As an Authorised Provider, we have a full range of Official Packages including Official Tickets, Official Hospitality and quality travel services to get you there with accommodation options in London and Kent. Whether you’re already in the UK or planning a dedicated trip, it’s time to start your Open experience now with Events Travel, a proud Authorised Provider.

Please explore our product brochure to see the available options or get in touch with a Travel Expert to start your journey.

We look forward to welcoming you to Royal St George’s in July 2021 for the 149th edition of The Open Championship.

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Venue: Royal St George’s Golf Club
Host City: 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: Shane Lowry (148th Open at Royal Portrush)
Notable Past Open 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 occasions since 1894, most recently in 2011. The course is located in Sandwich, Kent, southeast of London and is a traditional links course with incredible views of The English Channel. Take note of the 4th hole which has, as some say, the highest bunker in England.

  • For the best of both worlds, opt for a weekly ticket and spend a few days exploring the surrounding regions before heading to The Open in the afternoon
  • For those looking to stay in London, opt for the Taste of The Open package. Train travel from London to Sandwich is included, making this an easy way to get a taste of The 149th Open
  • If you’re after a weekend by the English seaside, we have packages available in Folkestone, Broadstairs and Deal; all are within a short drive or train ride from Royal St George’s

What’s on offer from Events Travel?

  • Events: The 149th Open Tickets, The 149th Open Hospitality and exclusive experiences
  • Flights: All carriers and destinations
  • Accommodation: Extra nights, room upgrades and more
  • Transport: Coaches, private transfers and car hire
  • Sightseeing: Attractions, day trips and organised tours
  • Custom-made Packages: For individuals and groups of all sizes, including corporate groups and incentives
  • Travel Insurance: Domestic and international policies, including a 15% off base policy discount for Australian residents


Your Host:

Sandwich lies in the southeast of England on the River Stour and is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the country. It was once part of the Cinque Ports, a series of coastal towns in Kent formed for military and trade purposes, and many of its original buildings still standing today. Enjoy discovering medieval churches, houses, pubs, mills and forts or take a relaxing walk through wonderful gardens and nature reserves. Sandwich is also the home of two world-class golf courses, Prince’s Golf Club and of course, Royal St George’s. It’s a quintessentially British town and a wonderful host for The 149th Open.


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July is summertime in England and the warmest month, though the coastal breeze in Sandwich means average temperates are lower; you can expect an average high of 23C and low of 13C. During this time, days are at their longest with an extended twilight. We suggest attending The Open with layers for warmth and sun protection for the high UV index.

Things to Do

Watch The Open at Royal St Georges, just two hours from central London in Sandwich, Kent

More information

Deposit: 25% plus any upgrades or extras due to secure your booking
Stage: Due by 10 October 2020
Balance: Due by 19 October 2020

We accept payments by bank transfer (EFT), credit cards and cheque. Domestic bank transfers and cheques have no fees. International bank transfers (e.g. from an international bank to our Australian bank or from an Australian bank to our international bank) incur a nominal A$20 service fee per transaction. All credit card payments incur merchant fees. For Visa and MasterCard it’s 1.5% and for American Express it’s 1.98%.

Payment instructions will be provided on booking and if you have any queries, please get in touch.

  1. Start your journey by making a new enquiry or speak to a Travel Expert 
  2. From there, you can make a new booking or discuss your travel requirements in more detail. Our Travel Experts will happily provide more information or put together a custom-made package, just for you
  3. After confirming your booking, you will receive a deposit invoice and booking confirmation with more information about your trip
  4. If the event is still a while away, you will receive email updates from our team with more information and event announcements as the information comes to hand
  5. Approximately four weeks before the event begins, we start sending out your travel documents. You will receive a travel documents email and if required, a parcel with physical items as well. The travel documents email will contain personalised travel information, itineraries, vouchers and details about your trip. Your parcel (if applicable) will contain tickets, merchandise and supporter gear. For some events, or if you live internationally and cannot receive your parcel within the available timeframe, we will make your parcel available for collection from your hotel or an official collection centre. If this is the case, you will be advised within your travel documents email, this always comes first
  6. That’s it — you’ll be ready to travel!

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