Royal St. George’s rates: How much it costs to play the 2021 Open Championship venue

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Royal St. George's, 80 miles east of London, is private but available for public play.

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If you are tuning into the 2021 Open Championship at Royal St. George’s and wishing you can check out the course yourself, you are in luck. You can.

Royal St. George’s, located in Sandwich, Kent, England — about 80 miles east of London — is a private club but allows public play during certain times and days of the week, albeit with one stipulation. Handicap verification is required upon check in, and all players must own a handicap index of 18.4 or less. So if you have that taken care of, you are good to go.

According to Royal St. George’s website, 18-hole rates from March to October of this year are £250 (or $347), and from November 2021 to February 2022 it’s £160 (or $222). Those who have played the course in the months before the 2021 Open Championship have also received a slightly reduced greens fee, since they had been hitting off mats in preparation for The Open.

Royal St. George’s has a rich history. Founded in 1887, it has hosted 14 Open Championships, with the 2021 edition to be the club’s 15th. The first was in 1894, won by J.H. Taylor, and the most recent up until this year was in 2011, when Darren Clarke won. Harry Vardon, Walter Hagen, Sandy Lyle and Greg Norman have all won Open Championships at Royal St. George’s.

For more information on Royal St. George’s rates, click here, and to look into booking your own tee time, click here.

Josh Berhow

Golf.com Editor

Josh Berhow is the managing editor at GOLF.com. The Minnesota native graduated with a journalism degree from Minnesota State University in Mankato. You can reach him at joshua_berhow@golf.com.