There are plenty of things that golf enthusiasts, like yourself, look forward to this 2018. Aside from Tiger Woods’ imminent return, major golfing events for this year is something to be excited about. In order to help you plan your golfing trips well, we have compiled the major golfing events happening this 2018.
There’s nothing more special than watching the world’s best golfers play on the most breath-taking courses. This article will give you the basic information of each event, so make sure to write it down in your calendar and do not miss any!
42nd Ryder Cup
The Ryder Cup is a men’s golfing competition between teams from the United States and Europe. This competition is done every two years with the location alternating between courses in United States and Europe.
For this year, the 42nd Ryder Cup will be held over the last weekend of September. As mentioned earlier, the venue is alternating and for this year, it will be held at Le Golf National in France. Did you know that this will only be the second time that the competition will be held in continental Europe? Some of past competitions were held in Ireland, Scotland and the United Kingdom.
For this year’s course, they will be using the very difficult Albatros course. It is said to be very tricky and the final four holes to be used in this year’s Ryder Cup, are surrounded by water hazards. Surely, this will be a tense and nerve-wracking competition.
US 2018 Masters
The Masters Tournament, also known as The US Masters is one of the four major professional golfing competitions. The Masters is the first major competition of the year. This year’s Masters Tournament will be played on the first full week of April starting on April 2nd to April 8th. It will be held at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. One thing to note about this competition is that it is an invitation-only event.
2018 Open Championship
The Open Championship, or also known as the British Open, is considered to be the oldest of the four major golfing events. The Open is also the only major golfing competition outside the United States. This year’s Open Championship will be its 147th and will be held from July 19th to 22nd at Carnoustie Golf Links in Scotland. Did you know that the Carnoustie Golf Links is a natural seaside links course and is believed to be one of the toughest courses in Britain and Ireland? With its strategically placed bunkers, fairways and greens, an exciting competition is guaranteed.
The US PGA is an annual golf competition hosted and conducted by the Professional Golfers’ Association of America. It is also one of the four major events in professional golf. This 2018 will be the US PGA’s 100th year. It will be held from August 9th to 12th at the Bellerive Country Club in Missouri, United States.
If you are one of those golfers who want to see live action golf from the best players in the world, don’t forget to take note of the dates and book early. But if you don’t have time to visit these events that will be held in various parts of the world but you still want to view or play golf in your local area, Golf South West is here to help you!
Golf South West is the West Country’s premiere Golf Travel Specialist. We take the stress out of booking your next golf tour. We offer consultancy and specialist advice to golfers looking to book golf breaks and tours to Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. We have access to the widest selection of golf courses in the south-west and are able to utilise our relationships with our venues to not only provide you with the best impartial advice available and offer you a trusted single point of contact, but we will save you money too! GSW has a range of packages to suit every group. All our packages can be tailored in a bespoke manner to your group’s requirement. Just ask! Call us on 0117 256 5966 and let us help you plan your next unforgettable golf break.