Royal St George's Golf Club, Sandwich (©DDC)

The 149th Open - Information for Visitors

Samphire Hoe, Dover (©DDC)

The 149th Open - Information for Visitors

Walmer Castle and Gardens, Walmer, Deal (©DDC)

The 149th Open - Information for Visitors

The Open returns to White Cliffs Country in July 2021

The 149th Open takes place at Royal St George’s Golf Club in Sandwich from 11 – 18 July

This will be the 18th time that The Open has been held in White Cliffs Country, home to Kent's Golf Coast. The 149th Open will draw world-class golf players to compete for the famous Claret Jug. We look forward to welcoming players, spectators, visitors and families to this major sporting event.

The Open is golf's oldest and most international championship and is played on links courses (areas of coastal sand dunes). Royal St George's Golf Club in Sandwich is one of ten venues currently on rotation to host The Open. The club first hosted the tournament in 1894, as the first venue outside of Scotland to stage The Open, and last hosted the championship in 2011, when Darren Clarke fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming Champion Golfer of the Year.

Royal St George's Golf Club is a famously challenging 18-hole links course set in 450 acres of special scientific interest (SSI) dune land. Golfers can enjoy beautiful surroundings, wildflowers, 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.

Golf in White Cliffs Country

Whether an amateur or professional, White Cliffs Country offers amazing opportunities for golfers looking for fantastic golf courses.  Prince’s Golf Club in Sandwich is a classic 27-hole championship links course, which hosted The Open in 1932. Said to be one of the finest link golf courses in the British Isles, and having hosted The Open in 1909 and 1920, is Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club in Deal.  Perched on top of the famous White Cliffs of Dover, with sea views from every hole, is Walmer and Kingsdown Golf Club - an 18-hole course with challenges for all abilities. Find out more about golf in White Cliffs Country and why not plan your next golf staycation here? Download a copy of our Play, Stay, Enjoy guide to Kent's Golf Coast.

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