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Tickets

How can I buy tickets for The 149th Open at Royal St. George’s in 2020?

Tickets for Championship and Practice Days can be purchased online now or by contacting The Open Ticket Office on +44 (0)1334 460010.

Can I purchase a ticket to The Open from another website?

The only official sources of tickets for The 149th Open are via TheOpen.com or our Authorised Ticketing Providers. Any tickets made available on websites such as Viagogo, Safetickets.net, Stubhub, eBay and Gumtree are not done so with the permission of The R&A and are subject to unregulated pricing. We have also encountered issues in the past in which photoshopped tickets or cancelled tickets were sold via these platforms. We strongly recommend that customers do not purchase tickets from 3rd party re-sellers as tickets sold on these sites are likely to be refused entry to the Championship. If you have already purchased tickets from a secondary ticketing platform, please contact us at tickets@theopen.com and we will do our best to assist you.

I can no longer attend. Can tickets be returned?

If you wish to cancel your order you may do so by informing us within 48 hours of purchase. The right to cancel tickets must be exercised no later than 11th July 2020 and you will not be entitled to a refund after 11th July 2020, except in the event of cancellation or suspension of play If you would like to be considered as an exception to the above policy, please contact us at tickets@theopen.com, explaining your circumstances.

I’ve lost or forgotten my tickets, what can I do?

Please contact The Open Ticket Office on +44 (0)1334 460010 or email tickets@theopen.com.

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.

Can I exchange my ticket(s) for a different day?

Tickets can be exchanged for a different day up to 48 hours after purchase if bought before 11th July 2020. After 48 hours have passed (or if purchased after 11th July 2020), tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for a different day.

Do you offer any concessions for Senior Citizens?

All persons over the age of 25 pay the adult price for tickets to The Open.

Are there discounts available for group bookings?

No group discounts are available. For large bookings, please contact The Open Ticket Office on +44 (0)1334 460010 or by emailing tickets@theopen.com.

Can I purchase tickets on the day of the Championship?

No. The 149th Open is the second Open to operate as an all-ticket event. The only way to be certain of your attendance at The 149th Open is by purchasing your tickets in advance.

I have ordered tickets in my name but I am not attending. Is it ok for someone else to use the tickets?

Please contact the Ticket Office on +44 (0)1334 460010 or email tickets@theopen.com.

Do you need to show ID or the payment card to enter the course on the day?

If you are collecting tickets, or hold a Junior / Youth ticket, then you will be asked for proof of identity or age at the event.

When do tickets go on sale for a future year?

We would advise you to sign up to The One Club to enjoy priority access to tickets for every staging of The Open.

Where can I access with a daily/weekly admission ticket?

A general admission ticket provides access to the course. There will be thousands of public grandstand seats located around the course including at the 18th Green and at the Practice Ground, all free of charge to spectators. These are available on a first come, first come served basis. You can also make the most of your day by visiting the Spectator Village and the Practice Ground.

Do I need to purchase a ticket for a Junior?

All tickets for Juniors (Under 16 as of 11th July 2020) are free of charge. All Juniors require a valid course admission ticket in order to attend The Open and must be accompanied by a responsible adult who holds a valid course admission ticket (Adult or Youth). To guarantee admission, all tickets (including Junior tickets) should be booked in advance either online or by contacting The Open Ticket Office on +44 (0)1334 460010.

Can a junior attend The Open by themselves?

Children under 16 years of age on 11th July 2020 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 on a pre-booked basis. Please see terms and conditions for further details.

How do I book my place at The Open Camping Village?

The Open Camping Village is managed by The Open Accommodation Bureau and we would recommend contacting them in the first instance for further information regarding availability and pricing. The Open Accommodation Bureau can be contacted on 0161 492 1926 or by email at enquiries@stayattheopen.com.

Hospitality

I am interested in Hospitality packages for The 149th Open at Royal St. George’s.
Please visit our Hospitality pages here or contact Hospitality@TheOpen.com.

I have a question about my reservation for Hospitality for The 148th Open at Royal Portrush.

Please contact Hospitality@TheOpen.com.

I am interested in Hospitality packages at future Open events. 

Please register your interest here or email Hospitality@TheOpen.com.

Spectators

Can I bring my own food and drink to TheOpen?

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.

Where are the official 'Park and Ride'parking sites positioned?

Spectators are encouraged to follow signs to The Open Park and Ride locations and will be directed to the appropriate car park.

Can I bring a child’s buggy/pushchair?

Yes you can. However, please be aware of the uneven terrain.

How do I book my place at The OpenCamping Village?

In order to stay at The Open Camping Village you must hold a valid ticket for The 149th Open at Royal St. George’s.

Under 25 Youth Ticket holders will be contacted by e-mail with instructions on how to reserve their place at the free accommodation site in due course.

Please note, spaces at The Open Camping Village are subject to availability.

Can I leave The Open and come back in onthe 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.

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.

Are dogs permitted into the course?

Dogs are not permitted into the course, with the exception of Guide Dogs.

Can you bring a rucksack/bag into theevent?

Rucksacks and bags are permitted into the venue. There are no restrictions on size. All bags are subject to an airport-style security check on entrance.

Can we bring a folding chair into TheOpen?

Folding chairs (with the exception of seating/tripod sticks) are not permitted into The Open. For a list of prohibited items please click here.

Is there a bicycle park at The Open?

Yes, a bicycle park will be located within one of the official car parks. Further details will be given closer to the event. Please note that bicycles are not allowed into the Championship and are left at the bicycle park at the owner’s risk.

Can you bring a mobile phone or mobiledevice 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.

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.

Travel

Where will the general public carparking facility be located?

Please follow the signs for ‘The Open Park & Ride’ on your approach to the venue.

I would like to travel to The Open by publictransport. What are the options?

Please visit our event page where information on public transport services will be available shortly.

Accommodation

I want to arrange accommodation at The149th Open at Royal St. George’s.

Please visit our accommodation page for more information.

I am interested in camping at The 149th Openat Royal St. George’s.

Find out more about camping facilities available at The Open here or email camping@stayattheopen.com.

I have booked camping accommodation andhave a question about my booking.

Employment

I am interested in permanent employmentat The Open.

Permanent Employment for The Open is through The R&A. Please click here for all current vacancies.

I am interested in temporary employmentat The Open.

Applications for employment at The 149th Open at Royal St. George’s can be found here.

Exhibiting

I am interested in exhibiting/having astall at The Open.

We don’t currently offer space to non-official partners.

I have a mobile food unit and I aminterested in opportunities at The Open.
Please email our catering supplier by clicking here.

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