Stadium Golf Tour tee-off action in UK venues


Golf at Twickenham Stadium Image: Twickenham Stadium

Stadium Golf Tour, a groundbreaking initiative that will transform iconic sporting stadiums across the United Kingdom into unique golfing experiences, hosted a special media preview night at the Twickenham Stadium in Twickenham, England (UK) on the night of June 7th ahead of the first day’s play at the Twickenham Stadium which got off to a start on June 8th and concluded on June 11th.

‘Twickenham Stadium’ stated that the preview event was attended by rugby stars Danny Care and Ugo Monye – English rugby union players – alongside key UK media and partners England Golf, Wilson Golf (US company manufacturing golf clubs) and Ellesse (Italian sport apparel company).

The Stadium Golf Tour is a pioneering initiative that transforms iconic sporting stadiums into exclusive golfing experiences. By blending the worlds of golf and sports, the Stadium Golf Tour opens new possibilities for enthusiasts to explore and appreciate these legendary venues in a whole new light. Offering innovative nine-hole courses and a range of exciting activities, the Stadium Golf Tour is redefining the sporting landscape and captivating the hearts of golfers and sports fans alike.

The 82,000-capacity Twickenham Stadium in Twickenham, South-West London, England (UK), is a rugby union stadium owned by the Rugby Football Union, the English rugby union governing body, which has its headquarters there. The England national rugby union team plays their home matches at the stadium.

Twickenham is the home of England Rugby, with a capacity of over 82,000, making it the largest rugby union stadium in the world, and the fourth largest stadium in Europe. Built over 115 years ago in the early 20th century, Twickenham is one of the most iconic sporting venues and a destination for fans around the world to experience the action on the pitch on a match day, dance to some of the biggest stars in music, relive the history of a stadium tour, visit the World Rugby Museum, host a fantastic event or take a trip to the England Rugby Store.

Lincolnshire (UK)-based England Golf is the governing body for male and female amateur golf in England. It represents over 1,900 golf clubs with over 740,000 members and is affiliated to The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews (The R&A), the joint global governing body of golf.

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews is one of the oldest golf clubs in the world. It is a private members-only club based in St Andrews in Scotland (UK).

‘Twickenham Stadium’ further stated that Stadium Golf Tour opens the doors to sporting stadiums, allowing golf enthusiasts and newcomers alike to step onto the hallowed grounds and play nine holes of golf like never before. For the first time in England, beloved stadiums bid farewell to their traditional sports and welcome the game of golf. The famous pitches will be converted into nine-hole golf courses, challenging participants to showcase their skills from nine tee boxes positioned strategically around the stadium.

In addition to the unforgettable nine-hole golf course, Stadium Golf Tour offers attendees access to ‘The Clubhouse’, a vibrant hub where participants can immerse themselves in the world of golf. ‘The Clubhouse’ boasts an array of activities, including golf simulators, a putting and chipping challenge, a hitting platform, plus exclusive behind-the-scenes stadium tours. Participants will have the chance to explore notable areas of these sporting arenas, such as the legendary Twickenham England Changing Rooms, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Speaking about the Stadium Golf Tour, Nils Braude, Managing Director, Twickenham Experience Limited, said, “It has been great to see the stadium transform into a nine-hole golf course. Adding a golf tournament to the long list of events that have been previously held at the stadium, further shows how versatile a venue such as Twickenham can be. The Stadium Golf Tour is a great addition to our annual sporting calendar.”

Nils Braude, MD Twickenham Experience Limited, UK, is a Member of Coliseum – Global Sports Venue Alliance.

Stated Michael Wiggins, President of the Stadium Golf Tour, “We could not be happier to kick off the UK Tour at Twickenham. The Twickenham Stadium is one of the most iconic stadiums in the world and we can’t wait to get going!”

The Stadium Golf Tour has confirmed the following dates for its upcoming events:

  • London, Twickenham Stadium – June 8th-11th (Over);
  • Milton Keynes (City in England) – the 30,500-capacity MK Stadium: July 6th-9th; and
  • London – the 80,000-capacity London Stadium: October 12th-15th.

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