The Open

2019 The Open – Royal Portrush

We are pleased to offer tours to Ireland that include in a few days at The Open in Royal Portrush. Book your tour now and we will plan your route, book your accommodations and golf and arrange your ground transport to include however many days you wish to attend The Open.

The R&A are proposing controversial changes to the method of acquiring tickets from 2019 onwards, but be sure these tickets will still be readily available.   We will keep you advised how to get them at the appropriate time.

Future Dates and Venues

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18-21 July 2019Royal Portrush
16-19 July 2020Royal St Georges - near London
15-18 July 2021St Andrews



Open 2015

The championship rotates around this and 9 other courses in Scotland England and Northern Ireland. After an absence of 68 years the event returns to Royal Portrush in 2019.  Many of our clients play all these courses and more each year so ask us to include it in your next tour.

The Old Course, St Andrews; Carnoustie, Ailsa Course, Turnberry; Royal Troon, Muirfield

Royal St Georges, Kent; Royal Birkdale, Royal Lytham & St Annes, Royal Liverpool

Northern Ireland
Royal Portrush


The weekly diary is…


Monday 1st practise day

Tuesday 2nd practise day

Wednesday final practise day. Tournament of Past Champions usually takes place on Wednesday afternoon.


Thursday 1st round

Friday 2nd round- a cut takes places after 36 holes

Saturday 3rd round

Sunday 4th and final round.

If a play off is required it is played over 4 holes.

Special tickets

Open GolfDaily ticket can be bought in advance to avoid the queues (lines) or at the gate on the day.

However special tickets are sold for areas of reserved seating and access to reserved marques in the tented village. We can apply for these tickets on request around 9 months in advance of the tournament.

There are also discounts offered to those who buy weekly tickets prior to the end of May as well.

Car park tickets can also be bought in advance at discount.  These car parks are usually closer to the course than the car parks used for day visitors.


the-old-course-at-st-andrews3We can offer you:  Hotels….guesthouses…. self-catering apartments & houses…

covering all styles and budgets.

Be aware that the closer you are to the course the more expensive it is. You and your group should consider if you are willing to travel each day and decide on an appropriate distance – up to 5 miles, 5 – 10 miles, 10 – 25 miles, more than 25 miles.


If you are travelling with a larger group then the general advise is to start planning early.  Some accommodations books up years in advance so planning your trip 2 or 3 years in advance is often a good plan if you are in a group larger than 4 persons.  We also offer monthly payment facilities so you can spread the cost of the trip over a longer period of time as well, and gain some savings as well by making payments when the exchange rates are in your favour.

Corporate events

Open Golf ScoreboardAs well as bringing your clients to The Open we can arrange your entire event to include some or all of the following opportunities and options:

– accommodations,
– ground transfers from airport to hotel and onwards to the tournament each day,
– golf event during the tournament,
– corporate hospitality at the event in fully authorised on-course marquees,
– dinners in high quality restaurants nearby,
– transfer to the course by chauffeur, coach or helicopter,
– onward travel to other areas of Scotland or England to enjoy other golf or leisure activities, before or after the tournament
– fully customised programmes that suits your dates and budget,
– full event management services

The message is ………

Open ChampionshipTalk to us early on in your planning process to assess the logistics of arranging your tour, or event that includes attending The Open.

It is always a great thrill to attend one of golf’s Majors and there is no bigger annual tournament in Europe than The British Open.

You can be there with  Scotland Tours.

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