If you are an avid golfer who likes to spectate when the professionals play, you certainly wouldn’t be alone, as many weekend golfers love nothing better than combining their annual break with one of the prestigious tournaments. There’s little to beat wandering the course and following Tiger Woods, or one of the other superstars, as they compete for the title of champion. Here are our top three golf tournaments that every golf fanatic should see at least once in their lives.
- The US Masters – This ancient tournament is probably the number one on the pro golf calendar, and with US Masters golfing holidays, you can spend 4 days attending Augusta to experience the thrill of The Masters. If you are so inclined, you can squeeze a few rounds in at one of the nearby top-rated courses, meaning you get to spectate and play in the same trip. Augusta is a top-rated course that was designer by amateur golfer Bobby Jones in 1930, with the very first Masters tournament held in 1934, which was won by Horton Smith who received $1,500 dollars for his efforts. If you live in Australia, there are specialist golf tour operators who can book your golfing holiday of a lifetime, when you can stay at a top hotel near the course and witness the magic that only the US Open can produce.
- The British Open – Perhaps the oldest and most prized Open Championship of them all, the prestigious British Open is being held at Royal St George’s in 2020, which is a coastal links course in Kent. Traditionally, the British Open, or simply ‘The Open’ begins on the third Thursday of July and is the final major tournament of the season, and if you would like to be there this year, there are online golf tour operators who can book everything on your behalf. St Andrews has always been a regular host to this tournament, which is regarded as the home of golf, and this year’s contest at Royal St George’s is tipped to be one to watch, so get online and make a booking while there are still places available.
- The US Open – This traditionally has always been the third major of the year, with 4 rounds of a championship course (4 rounds of 18 holes each) and in 2020, the majestic Winged Foot Golf Club in New York State hosts the event, as it did in 2006, when Geoff Ogilvy, the Australian golfer lifted the trophy. If you would like to take a holiday and witness the magic of the US Open, search online for a specialist golf tour operator who would have several packages for the US Open, so there will be one that suits you.
If you would like to know more about tailored golfing holidays that include any of the above tournaments, an online search will put you in touch with Australia’s leading golf holiday organiser and they can make all the arrangements.