A course guide for Royal St George’s, the venue for The 149th Open Championship, is now live on TheOpen.com.
The Kent course will be staging its 15th Open Championship in July, 127 years on from its first in 1894. The Open was last held at Royal St George’s in 2011, when Darren Clarke reigned victorious, and will be sure to provide excitement when the world’s best players return to Sandwich.
First laid out by Dr. Laidlaw Purves in 1887, the course retains many elements of its original design, with a number of holes completely unchanged.
One of the sternest tests on The Open rota, Royal St George's has traditionally proven tough to score on. Of the last five Champion Golfers at the venue, Greg Norman is the only one to have recorded a winning total lower than five under par, posting a stunning 13-under aggregate of 267 in 1993 that remained a record score in the Championship for 23 years.
A par-70 layout, Royal St George’s is comprised of 12 par 4s, four par 3s and two par 5s, with stunning topography, a number of blind shots and glorious links design.