All eyes will be fixed on East Kent in July 2020, when the world’s oldest golfing tournament takes place in Sandwich. The Royal St. George’s Golf Club will be hosting the Open Championship again and tickets are selling fast, reflecting the international popularity of the competition. If you are planning on coming as a spectator you will need to get in there quick! A nice reminder that Ramsgate Rooms is situated in a great part of the world – East Kent is a well-connected and vibrant place to live!
Did you know that next year’s Open will be its 149th? The world-famous tournament began in 1860 at Scotland’s Prestwick Golf Club and continues to draw the crème de la crème of professional mens’ golfing. The romance of competing for the famous Claret Jug has attracted the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, all of whom have taken the top prize of course. This will be the 15th time the Open has come to Sandwich, the last being 2011 when the UK’s Darren Clarke putted his way to glory, famously fulfilling his childhood dream.
Royal St George’s Golf Club sits on East Kent coast sand dunes, between historic Sandwich and Pegwell Bay Country Park. Steeped in golfing history, the prestigious club was founded in 1887 and soon gained its excellent reputation as one of the best courses in the country. Its links layout allows Royal St George’s to boast spectacular coastal views and stunning sunsets alongside the play. For those lucky enough to have secured their tickets, the 2020 Open promises more history in the making.
The British Open 2020 takes place from the 12th – 19th July, go the Royal St George’s Golf Club website for a plethora of information and the opportunity to purchase tickets. At the time of writing, weekend tickets are sold out, but weekday tickets are still available. Of course Royal St George’s offers quality golf playing all year round and is a short drive from the Isle of Thanet, why not give it a go?
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