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