The 149th Open
The Open is where reputations are built and history made as the world’s best players battle it out for the title of Champion Golfer of the Year. Royal St. George’s has a unique place in golfing history. Set amidst the undulating dunes of Kent’s coastline, it was here – in the Garden of England – that The Open was first played outside Scotland in 1894. The club’s distinctive, thatched shelter huts date back to that time. They lend a charming air, but don’t be deceived – this is a links of great complexity, every hole runs in a different direction and crosswinds race over most of them.