Royal Portrush. 14 - 21 July 2019

Spectator Advice

Welcome to The Open

The return of The Open to Royal Portrush will see one of the great occasions in world sport taking place on the historic Dunluce course providing a unique and memorable atmosphere for spectators.

Experience all the drama and excitement of The 148th Open as the world's best players face the unrelenting challenge of links golf to become the Champion Golfer of the Year. We promise a celebration of golf, bringing together fans of all ages. Our continuing commitment to inspiring the next generation of golfers ensures that children can attend for free, meaning families can enjoy a memorable time together at The Open.


The Open is committed to offering a wide variety of sustainable, locally-sourced and healthy food options at catering facilities on course and in the Spectator Village. For more information visit


A number of hot and cold food outlets will be available at The Open. Detailed information regarding the catering offer will be available become available in due course


A number of beverage outlets will be available at The Open. The Open truly is a celebration of golf and there is nowhere better to celebrate with friends and family.


The Open Shop will feature a range of headwear and apparel, outerwear, children’s clothing, luggage, homeware, leather goods and golf accessories.

Complimentary Shopping Storage

After purchasing your shopping leave your bags at The Shop and collect them at the end of the day on your way home.

UPS Shipping Service

Ship gifts to friends or have your purchases waiting for you when you get home using the UPS shipping service – located at The Shop in the Spectator Village.

VAT Refund

Save time queuing at the airport and claim back your VAT after completing your purchases.



There will be thousands of public seats located around the course including at the 18th green and at the Practice Ground for spectators to sit and enjoy the action.

Spectator Village

Take a break from the course and spend some time at the Spectator Village at Royal Portrush. With a number of food and beverage offers, dedicated kids play area, and giant TV screens, there is no need to miss any of the golf.

Large Screens

Keep up-to-date with all the action through one of the many electronic leaderboards situated around the course. Or relax and watch the day unfold on the large video screens located in the Spectator Village area.


Day  Gate Opens  Hours of Play 
 Sunday 9AM   Throughout the day
 Monday 7AM   Throughout the day
Tuesday  7AM Throughout the day 
Wednesday  7AM Throughout the day 
 Thursday  6AM 6.35AM - 8.30PM estimated 
 Friday 6AM 6.35AM - 8.30PM estimated 
 Saturday  7AM 8AM - 7PM estimated 
 Sunday 7AM 8AM - 7PM estimated 

Safety & Medical


 - Children should always be accompanied by an adult.

 - Always follow the instructions of Marshals and Officials and stay outside the           ropes that bound the golf course.

 - On entry to the venue look for Map boards, these will help you find exits, key   facilities and they provide other key information. If in doubt ask an official or     marshal.


 - A Medical HQ will be available and further details as to its location will appear  here on in due course

 - There will also be a number of First Aid Points onsite to assist the Medical HQ, the location of these will appear here on in due course

 - The Medical HQ operates from before the first game tees off until 30 minutes   after the last game is finished.


The Open is committed to providing a high standard of accessible facilities for all visitors and spectators.

The Open's Accessibility Guide for The 148th Open at Royal Portrush will be available shortly.

If you have any queries about the contents of this guide, or any other questions, please contact +44(0)1334 460010 or email


The official App of The Open, golf’s most international major Championship. The world’s top players return to Royal Portrush, for the first time in 68 years, from 14-21 July, 2019 to take their place in history and compete for the iconic Claret Jug.

The App is available all year round and is updated with the latest news, images and video. The Open’s official app provides the ultimate way to enjoy The Open while on the go to ensure you never miss a shot. The interactive course guide allows you to track your favourite players around Royal Portrush providing live video streaming, live scoring and video highlights.

The latest and most relevant updates throughout the Championship will be presented through our dynamic timeline feature, including news, social media highlights, images and live updates straight from the course so you never miss a shot.

A complimentary WiFi network will be available across the course in grandstands and in the Spectator Village.


1. How can I buy tickets for The 148th Open at Royal Portrush in 2019?
Members of The One Club can buy tickets to The 148th Open online now. After priority access to members tickets go on sale to the general public.
2. I’ve purchased a ticket for The Open on another website, is it legitimate?
We would always advise that you purchase tickets for The Open via as tickets sold on this site are 100% official. Unfortunately, we have experienced situations in the past where tickets purchased from other websites turn out to be fraudulent and therefore invalid, and spectators have had to purchase valid tickets on arrival to enter the course.
3. I can no longer attend. Can tickets be returned, if so how?
Tickets can be returned / refunded up to 48 hours of purchase if bought before 13th July 2019. After 48 hours have passed (or if purchased after 13th July 2019), tickets cannot be returned or refunded.
4. I’ve lost or forgotten my tickets, what can I do?
Please contact The Open Ticket Office on +44 (0)1334 460010 or In some instances, we may be able to re-issue your tickets, however the lost / forgotten tickets will be cancelled and therefore will not work at the course entry gates.
5. Can I bring my own food and drink to The Open?
Yes, you can bring your own food and drink but Alcoholic beverages are not allowed. Alcohol can be purchased at various public catering sites within the venue.
6. Can a junior attend The Open by themselves?
Children under 16 years of age on 13th July 2019 cannot attend The Open unless accompanied by a responsible adult who holds a valid course admission ticket (Adult or Youth). Children under 16 years of age on the above date are eligible for ‘Kids Go Free’ Junior tickets which are available either on a pre-booked basis. Please see terms and conditions for further details.
7. Can I bring a child’s buggy/pushchair? 
Yes you can. However, please be aware of the uneven terrain.
8. How do I book my place at The Open Camping Village?
Youth Ticket holders (16-24 year olds) are eligible to camp for Free at The Open Camping Village. Juniors with valid U16's Kids go Free tickets are also eligible to stay for free with an accompanying adult ticket holder. Adult ticket holders can stay at The Open Camping Village at a per night rate.
Please note, spaces at The Open Camping Village are subject to availability.
9. Can I leave The Open and come back in on the same day?
The Open operates a no-readmission policy meaning that spectators with general admission and hospitality tickets will not be permitted to re-enter the venue after leaving the course.
10. Can I purchase tickets on the day of the Championship?
No. Tickets will not be available to purchase on any given day of the Championship. To guarantee your tickets, and to take advantage of early season prices, we would encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance.
11.  Is there a dress code?
There is no dress code in public areas. Clothing and footwear suitable for the weather conditions should be worn. No jeans or trainers in Hospitality.
12. Are dogs permitted into the course?
Dogs are not permitted into the course, with the exception of Guide Dogs.
13. Can you bring a rucksack/bag into the event?
Small bags/rucksacks will be accepted into the event, but may be subject to security searches. Oversized bags deemed inappropriate by The R&A (and/or authorised person) may be restricted entry and will be required to be stored at the left luggage facility located at the main entrance gate. For a list of all prohibited items please see above.
14. Can you bring a mobile phone or mobile device into the course? 
Spectators are welcome to bring mobile devices to The Open but a strict policy will be in place to ensure that play is not disrupted.
15. Can I bring my camera?
Personal cameras are permitted at The Open but no still photography of play is permitted on Championship days. Filming of play is not permitted at any time. No professional cameras and/or video cameras or any photographic equipment used for commercial purposes will be permitted at The Open.