Future Dates and Venues

17 – 20 July 2014       Royal Liverpool, England

16 – 19 July 2015       The Old Course, St Andrews, Scotland
2016                        Royal Troon *

*The dates are still to be announced but will be earlier in July to accommodate the Olympics in Rio where golf is being introduced for the first time 



In addition to the courses mentioned above, the championship rotates round 5 other courses in England and Scotland.

Royal St Georges, Kent, England

Royal Birkdale, near Southport, England

Turnberry, Scotland

Royal Lytham & St Annes

Carnoustie, Scotland

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

Daily 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

As 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 ………

Talk 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