There’s a buzz of excitement in the golfing world at the moment as the 149th Golf Open comes home to Kent, causing the surrounding area to be a very popular holiday destination for the summer of 2020. Accommodation searches are underway for group bookings and cottage rentals in and around the beautiful English South East County, and Deal is the ideal tranquil town to retreat to after a gorgeous day out watching sporting history being made. At less than 5 miles away, the Little Deal Cottage is the perfect place to get back to, after strolling around the green, to put your feet up with a glass of Pimms.
Hotels, bed and breakfasts, and rental properties in the surrounding areas are already being booked in advance, and Deal is one of those ideal locations. The Little Deal Cottage has all the luxuries of a home away from home and only 15 minutes from the course by car. Any avid golf fan would relish this week away to soak in the atmosphere and still get away from it all, with a high chance of spotting one of their sporting heroes.
The Royal St George’s historic links course has been announced to host the Open, from 12-19 July 2020, making it the home of sporting history for the 15th time. The tournament will undoubtedly be as unforgettable as 2011 when the Irish winner, Darren Clarke, lifted the Claret Jug, beating Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson to become Champion Golfer of the Year.
Clarke followed a bevy of other famous sportsmen to win the Open at the Royal St George’s, including Harry Vardon, Walter Hagen, Henry Cotton, Bobby Locke, Sandy Lyle and Greg Norman, who secured a two-shot victory over Sir Nick Faldo in 1993.
“It was an unbelievable feeling to lift the Claret Jug and know that my name was displayed on the trophy alongside so many of the greatest players ever to play the game,” said Clarke.
“The Open is what it is all about for me as a golfer and it is the championship I always dreamt of winning from when I first took up the game as a kid. I have so many wonderful memories from that week at Sandwich and I will be thrilled to go back there for The Open...”
Royal St George’s has been the stage of sporting history for over 120 years, since it first hosted the Open in 1894; the first time it was played outside Scotland. JH Taylor was the first English professional golfer to win the Championship at the 35th Open on these links, and 2020 will no doubt be another monumental occasion that will go down in British and World Sporting History.
Sandwich saw more than 180,000 visitors in 2011, and an extra 37,000 passengers made use of the high speed train service from London St Pancras and we expect this global sporting event to be even more popular in 2020. Who wouldn’t want a piece of that action?
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