Jack Nicklaus has paid tribute to London Golf Club as the Kent venue celebrates its 25th anniversary.
London Golf Club is to mark the occasion next week with a Members & Guests 25th Anniversary Cup on Wednesday July 10.
The club officially opened in July 1994 with a Charity Challenge Skins Match on the Heritage Course, pitting course designer and record 18-time major winner Nicklaus up against two-time English major winner Tony Jacklin and late great Seve Ballesteros, with the latter coming out on top thanks to some short-game magic.
Since then, both the Heritage and International courses at London Golf Club have played host to a number of big professional tournaments.
The Jack Nicklaus Signature Heritage course played host to the 2008 and 2009 European Open, and forces you to consider every single shot, while the The Nicklaus Design International course, which has staged the 2014 Volvo World Matchplay Championship and 2018 and 2019 Staysure PGA Seniors Championship, is undoubtedly one of the finest down-land courses in Europe.
"I want to congratulate the club for the 25 years," said Jack Nicklaus, 18-time major champion and golf course architect. "We’re very proud to be part of it and wish the team a continued success."
As the only Joint Venture Partner Golf Club of the European Tour and a part of the prestigious European Tour Destinations, IMG Prestige and Pacific Links networks, London Golf Club provides an oasis of golfing tranquillity in 700 acres of idyllic Kent countryside, just 20 miles from the Capital.
"The whole London Golf Club team is extremely happy to celebrate these 25 Years of history," said Stephen Follet, Chief Executive.
"It’s an important mark for the venue and we’re looking forward to seeing members & guests celebrating with us on the 25th Anniversary Cup."
He added: "The club has had the pleasure of hosting major European Tour events over the past few years and it’s fantastic to be able to host the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship once again, in such a special year for us."
Tickets are now available for the 2019 Staysure PGA Seniors Championship, from 1-4 August - please visit www.europeantour.com