How can I buy tickets for The 147th Open at Carnoustie in 2018?

You can purchase tickets for The 147th Open in 2018 online at www.theopen.com/tickets. Members of The One Club will receive priority access to tickets before tickets go on sale to the public.


Do you offer reduced price tickets?

Yes, there are early season prices on general admission tickets. Purchase your tickets before 31st January 2018 to benefit from the best value ticket prices.

Additionally, there are reduced prices for spectators who are between 16-24 years of age on 14th July 2018 (‘Youth Tickets’). The Open also operates a 'Kids Go Free' policy which allows children under 16 years of age on 14th July 2018 admission free of charge on all Practice and Championship days.


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 www.theopen.com/tickets 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.


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 14th July 2018. After 48 hours have passed (or if purchased after 14th July 2018), tickets cannot be returned or refunded.


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

Please contact The Open Ticket Office on +44 (0)1334 460010 or 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 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.


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

Spectators are encouraged to follow signs to The Open's official Public Parking 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 Open Camping Village?

In order to stay at The Open Camping Village you must hold a valid Under 25 Youth Ticket (16-24) for The 147th Open at Carnoustie. 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 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.


Can I purchase tickets on the day of the Championship?

The Open cannot guarantee that there will be tickets 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 at www.theopen.com/tickets


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 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 www.theopen.com/prohibiteditems.


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.


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.


Can a junior attend The Open by themselves?

Children under 16 years of age on 14th July 2018 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 or at the paygate. Please see terms and conditions for further details.


I’m interested in attending The 148th Open at Royal Portrush. Are tickets on sale?

No, General Tickets are not yet on sale. Daily Tickets will go on sale after The 147th Open at Carnosutie. You can join The One Club today which provides access to priority tickets. Members of The One Club will receive priority access to tickets before going on public sale.


What visitor information is currently available for The 148th Open at Royal Portrush in 2019?

Please visit Discover Northern Ireland and their dedicated The 148th Open section for the latest visitor information and Stay at The Open for accommodation information. More details will be available on TheOpen.com closer to the event.