The Open, where it all started.
The Open began to take shape on 17th October 1860 at Prestwick Golf Club when 8 professionals played the first ever Open Championship, playing 3 rounds in a single day, for a total of 36 holes as Prestwick Golf Club had only 12 holes.
The winner was awarded the Challenge Belt, a belt with silver detailing that he would enjoy until the next year, when the next The Open would be held. The first winner was Willie Parker Sr.
Tom Morris Jr won The Open in 1870 for the third time in a row, and permanently kept the Challenge Belt. As there was no prize for the winner, the 1871 edition was not played, returning to action in 1872, with a new trophy: the mythical Claret Jug.
The Open as we know it began in 1892, with 4 rounds being played, and in 1898 a cut after 2 rounds of play was established for the first time, leaving half the field for the weekend. The Open has only missed its annual date on 13 occasions, due to the lack of a trophy (1871), World War I (1915-1919), World War II (1940-1945) and most recently Covid-19 (2020).
The Open, Authorised Providers in Spain
In 2010 we went as a group to St. Andrews to watch the golf tournament live and see Louis Oosthuizen win, this unique tournament in the world made us fall in love with it as it is the one that all players want to win. Year after year we have built a very special trip for our clients and since 2018, we are Authorised Providers in Spain for the marketing of what for us, is the best golf event in the world.
At Lowgolf we can offer you exclusive, tailor-made and 100% personalised packages for you to go and see the only live golf ‘Major’ held in Europe where we include accommodation, private transfers, tee times on courses close to the event, VIP accompaniment from our entire team at the destination and of course guaranteed tickets and the best VIP Hospitality experience.
Upcoming trips to The Open
The Open 150º
Old Course St. Andrews
10th to 17th July 2022
The Open 151º
16th to 23th July 2023
The Open 152º
14th to 21th July 2024
The Open 153º
13th to 20 July 2025
Historic winners The Open
Since Louis Oosthuizen won on the Old Course at St Andrews in 2010 there have been many nationalities of winners and some beautiful stories such as Shane Lowry‘s great victory at Royal Portrush after the best tournament in the world decided to return to Ireland after 60 years. Here are the winners of the last decade.
🇺🇸 United States (-11)
🇨🇮 Ireland (-15)
🇮🇹 Italy (-9)
🇺🇸 United States (-12)
🇸🇪 Suecia (-20)
🇺🇸 United States (-15)
🏴 Northern Ireland (-17)
🇺🇸 United States (-3)
🇿🇦 South Africa (-7)
🏴 Northern Ireland (-5)
🇿🇦 South Africa (-16)
Venue history The Open
Of the 3 initial courses where the British Open started and all of them being in Scotland, only the Old Course of St Andrews remains in the rotation, however Prestwick Golf Club and Musselburgh Golf Club have become obsolete for such a big event and with so many crowds. Two other courses in England have also dropped out of the rotation such as Royal Cinque Ports and Prince’s.
Old Course St. Andrews 2022
The Open 2022 will bring the world of golf to a standstill, a key date as it is the 150th anniversary of the competition which will take place on the most famous course in the history of golf; the Old Course at St Andrews. Considered the oldest course in the world and referred to as the ‘home’ of the sport, walking its fairways and greens will be a walk through history watching the best players in the world in an unrivalled setting.
Old Course at St. Andrews is known by all as the Cradle of Golf. It is the oldest course in the world, of which there is no exact record of its birth, although it is believed to be more than 600 years ago. Little can be said about its designer since Daw Anderson (around 1850), Old Tom Morris (between 1860 and 1900) and Dr. Alistair McKenzie (around 1930) carried out the renovations.
VIP Accompaniment and services available
At Lowgolf, we’ve turned travel into an experience so you don’t have to worry about a thing, by offering our best service from start to finish.
Pedro Fernandez and Hugo Costa lead the most experienced team of golf and travel professionals in the country. Let them advise you and contact them to make your dream trip a reality.
We work with and have in our portfolio the most important and exclusive courses in the world, not only the models you will find in our packages. If you have a particular preference, we will make your dream come true.
Our variety and flexibility in destination accommodation will suit all situations and budgets: hotels, bed and breakfasts, house rentals. We look for the best solution for your needs.
Once at your destination, we adapt to you, to your preferences, we manage all types of transfers offering you the guarantee and peace of mind for your transfers, 100% adapted to your needs. Let us know your requirements.
Thanks to our partners and collaborating agencies, we can handle and manage any type of preference or request for you. Special rates with major airlines, charter flights and even private jets.
Because our clients don’t just live for golf, we will offer unique and different experiences in each destination, places not to be missed on every trip, to make it even more special if possible.
Our experience is our guarantee, as well as that of our partners and employees on site. You will have the information and the guarantee of everything. Lowgolf works with the world’s leading golf associations.
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