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The Open, Royal St George's, Sandwich

The Open returns to Royal St George’s for the first time since 2011.

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The 149th Open will be played from 12-19 July 2020 at Royal St George’s, located in Sandwich, on the South Coast of Kent.

Southeastern High Speed trains from London St Pancras take around 1 hour and 30 minutes to Sandwich, and Royal St George's is a 20 minute walk from the station. Train services and stations are expected to be very busy for this historic event so please ensure you leave plenty of time to travel.

The historic links at Royal St George’s has seen some of golf’s greatest players lift the Claret Jug including Sandy Lyle and Greg Norman, who secured a two-shot victory over Sir Nick Faldo in 1993. The signature 6th hole known as ‘The Maiden’ has been the scene of heartache and glory over the years and is sure to remain a special viewing spot for spectators.

Tickets for The 149th Open are expected to sell out fast, and you can purchase tickets at the link below.

Buy tickets to The Open


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The Open Golf FAQs

Are you putting on extra trains to Sandwich?

We plan to run additional trains during the busiest periods to help accommodate the expected increase in passengers. These changes mean we may need to modify our timetable at other stations too. The full timetable will be published 12 weeks prior to The Open. We recommend that passengers check before they travel using our journey planner on the Southeastern website. 

Where is Sandwich? Is it far to walk to Royal St. George’s?

Sandwich is on the east coast of Kent, in south east England. It’s around 1 hour 30 minutes from London by train, and the walk from the station to Royal St. George’s takes around 20 minutes.

When can I buy train tickets to Sandwich?

Tickets go on sale 12 weeks before the date of travel, so you’ll be able to buy return ticket for the first day of The Open on the 16th April.

Where can I buy tickets?

You can buy tickets from the Southeastern website, app, station ticket offices or ticket vending machines.

What help will be available for passengers requiring extra assistance with their journey to Sandwich for The Open?

If you will require assistance while travelling with us to The Open, please book in advance by calling 0800 783 4524 or filling in our online form here. At each station we will have staff dedicated to helping passengers who need extra assistance. There will also be dedicated shuttle buses from Sandwich station to Royal St. George’s for passengers with limited mobility.