The 149th Open
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, The R&A have decided to cancel The Open in 2020. The 149th Open will now return to The Royal St George’s Golf Club in Sandwich from 11 - 18 July 2021. The R&A will transfer tickets for The 149th Open to The Open in 2021. For more details visit The Open website. For local accommodation providers and businesses see the 149th Open 2021 Guidance from Visit Kent.
This will be the 18th time The Open has been held in White Cliffs Country and will draw world-class players to the Championship as they compete for the famous Claret Jug.
We look forward to welcoming players, spectators, visitors and families to this major sporting event in #WhiteCliffsCountry.
Royal St George’s Golf Club is a famously challenging 18-hole links course set in 450 acres of SSI dune land. Golfers can enjoy beautiful surroundings, with wild flowers, dune grasses and of course stunning sea views. The traditional and historic clubhouse is the ideal venue from which to enjoy the best golf club lunch in the country after a game.
Whether an amateur or professional, White Cliffs Country has some fantastic golf courses. Prince’s Golf Club is a classic 27-hole championship links course and hosted the Open Championship in 1932. With excellent practice facilities and said to be one of the finest link golf courses in the British Isles and hosts of the Open in 1909 and 1920 is Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club. Perched on top of the famous White Cliffs with sea views from every hole is Walmer and Kingsdown Golf Club. The 18-hole course has challenges for all abilities.
For businesses looking to see how to make the most of this event, see the Business Toolkit produced by Dover District Council and Visit Kent.
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