Why is the Hagen 54 golf tournament worth experiencing?

By: January 26, 2024

Prince’s Golf Club, Royal St. George’s, and Royal Cinque Ports have joined forces to offer a unique and storied championship links experience – the Hagen 54.

The name is inspired by Walter Hagen’s now-famous 1920 Open Championship practice round, which stretched over parts of each course, hopping the fences as he went.

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The Hagen Hoof, an iconic 54-hole member’s event taking place across all three courses, already commemorates the strong collaboration between the venues – with the Hagen 54 set to offer every golfer the opportunity to experience the ultimate Open Championship package.

The inaugural Hagen 54 package is a two-night and three-round offering that enables traveling golfers to enjoy each of the links while staying at The Lodge at Prince’s, which housed many of the world’s best golfers during the 2021 Open Championship held at Royal St. George’s.

Located in the southeast of England, the courses are easily accessible to every traveling golfer. Just two hours by car from major London airports, and with fantastic rail connections, golfers from around the globe can take travel concerns out of the equation.

Included within the itinerary are all green fees, a two-night stay at The Lodge at Prince’s, a two-course dinner each evening at the Brasserie on the Bay (located at The Lodge), lunch at each venue post-round, a course guide at each venue, and complimentary range balls.

Furthermore, in celebration of Walter Hagen’s endeavors on the Kent coast, the collective of clubs will be hosting an entirely unique event on 24th July 2025 whereby guests can challenge themselves in a one-day, 54-hole event, mirroring the format of the now legendary ‘Hagen Hoof’ event in which the club teams compete annually.