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The 148th Open - Frequently Asked Questions

​All you need to know about The 148th Open including how to get there and ticketing information

  • 08 July 2019

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​​​​Below are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding The 148th Open, including how to get there and ticketing information.

When and where will The 148th Open take place?
The 148th Open takes place at Royal Portrush, County Antrim from 14 - 21 July 2019.
 
What is the Championship schedule?
Every day from Sunday 14 July until Sunday 21 July.
 
How can I purchase tickets?
There are still a limited number of tickets for the championship days available through Authorised Ticketing Providers. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.​

Children under the age of 16 (as of 13th July 2019) will be admitted free as long as they are accompanied by an adult (up to four children are allowed with one paying adult). Both the responsible adult and accompanying children require tickets for entry, despite there being no charge for children's tickets.
 
How can I book accommodation for the event?
For up-to-date accommodation availability, contact Coleraine Visitor Information Centre (+44 (0)28 7034 4723). For the Belfast area, contact Visit Belfast (+44 (0)28 9024 6609) and for Derry~Londonderry area contact Visit Derry on (+44 (0)28 7126 7284).
 
I have a disability and wish to attend the golf, what facilities will be available?
For information about accessibility at The Open we recommend visiting this official Accessibility Guide - CLICK HERE

Can I travel to the event by public transport?
A wide range of bus, coach and train services along with good value travel tickets are available here for spectators. Follow @Translink_NI #OpenTravel for the latest public transport updates.
 
Translink passengers are advised to plan their travel in advance, leave extra time for journeys and reminded there is limited space on board services for any bulky items.
 
Translink is working hard to maintain normal services across the network in addition to delivering The 148th Open transport plan and thanks customers for their patience during this busy week.
 
Spectators are reminded there will be no car parking permitted in the vicinity of Royal Portrush Golf Club so consider public transport and Park & Ride options.

Visitors traveling from the south, are advised to travel first to Belfast or Derry, before making onward travel arrangements. 
Full details of traffic and transport advice are available here​

Can I bring a mobile phone onto the course?
Spectators are able to bring mobile devices to The Open, however there is a strict policy in place to ensure that play is not disrupted, with designated areas for calls located throughout the course.

What is the admission policy?
Spectators must bring entrance tickets on the day they are attending, either by downloading them onto your mobile phone, or printing them prior to arriving. Physical tickets may be posted out in advance if this option was selected at time of purchase.
The Open has a no re-admission policy on Championship Days, meaning you must bring everything you require for the day at the time of arrival. There will be no ability to leave and re-enter Royal Portrush throughout the day.
 
What is the dress code?
There is no dress code in public areas, only hospitality areas. Clothing suitable for the weather conditions should be worn, remembering that spectators will spend the majority of the day on their feet and walking around the course. Sun cream, hats and sunglasses are recommended in warm weather, however Irish weather is changeable so appropriate clothing is recommended. A refillable water bottle should be brought, as single-use plastic bottles of water are no longer for sale at The Open.
 
Can I bring a bag into the event?
Small bags/rucksacks will be accepted into the event, but may be subject to security searches. Oversized bags deemed inappropriate may be required to be stored at the left luggage facility located by the main entrance gate.
 
Can I bring alcoholic beverages into the event?
No.