Muirfield last hosted The Open Championship in 2002, when South Africa’s Ernie Els won his third Major after the first and only four man, four-hole playoff in Open Championship history. This will be the sixteenth time that The Open has been staged at the club, which held its first Championship in 1892.
Winners of previous Muirfield Opens include golf’s biggest names, Nick Faldo (1987, 1992), Tom Watson (1980), Lee Trevino (1972), Jack Nicklaus (1966) and Gary Player (1959) have all lifted the Claret Jug there over the last 50 years. Other winners include Harry Vardon (1896), James Braid (1901, 1906), Walter Hagen (1929) and Henry Cotton (1948). For further information please visit our website.
Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club was founded in 1886 and the present Course constructed in 1897. The Clubhouse celebrated its Centenary in 1998. It is one of the premier links courses in the world, host to ten previous Open Championships, two Ryder Cups and numerous other major tournaments including the Women’s and Senior’s Open Championships.
The 141st British Open Golf Championship 2012 will be held at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club in Lancashire between 19th-22nd July 2012.
We have chosen the Mercure Wigan Oak Hotel for your stay at The Open. By train the journey is approx. 45 minutes and Wigan is only about 40 miles by road to get to the course. This modern hotel is in an enviable town centre location. Close to main motorway links of the M6, M61, and the main rail route. The spacious double or twin rooms have flat screen TVs with freeview channels, hospitality tray, hairdryer and free wifi internet access. Large, secure on-site car parking is free to residents. The excellent restaurant offers full range of menus and is complemented by a well stocked bar. The lively town centre is a short stroll away. Check out our website for further information.