In the near future, it is still not expected that The Open Championship will return to the Prince’s Golf Club despite all hopes. The golf club has not held The Open Championship since 1932 when Gene Sarazen won the competition. A little gratification for the club that they were awarded to host the Final Qualifying Rota for the 147th Open Championship in 2018.
In 2003 was the last time when they were involved in the qualifying process of The Open Championship.
However, we cannot say that the Prince’s Golf Club has not made any extra effort to become modern championship links and to be able to host The Open Championship. In 2009, Troon was hired to find a way out. In the same year, the European Golf Design was requested to help remodel and introduce some new bunkers. The possible revenue from hosting The Open Championship is not negligible. The 2015 Open Championship delivered £140 million of economic benefit to Scotland.
To celebrate the return of top amateur golf and The Open Championship Final Qualifying, Prince’s is offering you the chance to play and stay for the cost of the winning score at its last hosting of Final Qualifying: £137 per person.
This year, Prince’s already boasts two R&A championship events. To be held on 20th & 21st July, the St Andrews Trophy will see some of the best amateur names come together in two teams from Britain & Ireland and Continental Europe as they compete in the two-day Matchplay event. The annual Jacques Leglise Trophy will complete the summer in Sandwich, Kent, held on 26th & 27th August, as boys representing the same two teams contend for the bragging rights.