Get a taste of the Open in Kent

Play Royal St George's with VisitKent

Andy Roberts's picture
Thu, 2 Jun 2011

It’s just six weeks and counting until Royal St George’s plays host to the 140th Open Championship, so what better time to plan a relaxing golf break to Kent?

And thanks to Kent’s International Airport, Manston, golf enthusiasts can enjoy more golf and less transport time by arriving on the doorstep of some of the most acclaimed courses in the county.

Manston is situated just 20 minutes by road from Sandwich and within easy reach of the famous Regal Golf Coast courses - Royal St Georges, Prince’s, Royal Cinque Ports, Littlestone and North Foreland.

Kent boasts some of England’s finest and most celebrated links and parkland courses such as London Golf Club, together with high-quality hotels and B&B accommodation – all of which are offered through the successful partnership of Visit Kent, and renowned Kent-based hotel operator Shepherd Neame.

And when you have signed your card or watched the newly-crowned Open champion lift the Claret Jug, why not head out to enjoy some of Kent’s popular tourist attractions, including Canterbury Cathedral, Leeds Castle and the White Cliffs of Dover.

“Dedicated golfers and leisure visitors can take both long and short breaks, and enjoy the magnificent variety of golf courses along with the many other unique attractions Kent has to offer,” said Chief Executive of Visit Kent, Sandra Matthews-Marsh.

“Visit Kent, in conjunction with its partners, has a fantastic selection of golf-break packages suitable for the pockets of all golfers who want to experience our county during the year of The Open and those to come.”

Airline operator Flybe runs regular services to and from airports across the UK to Manston, including direct routes from Edinburgh and Belfast.

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