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.
Watch The Open live from Royal St George’s, Kent, England
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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.
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)
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, 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.
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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.
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.
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 cheques, bank transfers and credit cards. 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 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.
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After making a booking, you will receive a deposit invoice and booking confirmation. Your deposit invoice contains payment instructions and your booking confirmation outlines the services you have booked. To secure your booking, you need to pay your deposit invoice. Once you’ve done that you’ll be all set.
If the event is still a while away, you will receive email updates with more information about your trip, including important event announcements such as finalised teams and player lists, entertainment line-ups, venue maps, event schedules and more.
Approximately 2-4 weeks before your event begins, we start sending out travel documents. Travel documents generally contain a travel documents email and a parcel. Your travel documents email outlines your booking and important information relating to your trip, while your parcel contains the physical items you require (if any). These physical items may be event tickets, ticket holders and lanyards, merchandise and other items. To be more sustainable, where possible we only send the travel documents email, so you may not receive a parcel if your tickets and other items can be sent digitally. We’ll let you know if this applies after booking.
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.
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Revised 1 June 2020
Events Travel’s COVID-19 Global Pandemic Statement
In these extraordinary times, we hope you are staying safe and well.
We are optimistic about travel opening up domestically in the next few months within Australia and travel to New Zealand permitted in September. After this, we expect travel to open within the Asia-Pacific region and globally by early 2021.
As such, our full range of packages, tours and services are now on sale for events taking place after 15 September 2020. In addition, events taking place in 2021 and 2022 are now on sale (such as The 150th Open Championship).
All events are pending Government travel restrictions, as well as general health and safety notices published by DFAT Smartraveller. If an event is cancelled, postponed or spectator free due to COVID-19, customers can choose to use their booking payments as credit to the rescheduled event or receive a full refund less a booking fee. This booking fees varies by event and product. Full details are available within our Booking Terms and Conditions.
We hope that this new policy provides you with reassurance and confidence when booking your sports travel experience with Events Travel.
If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact any of our team who look forward to speaking with you soon.
Stay safe and well,
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