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The 148th Open


Accommodation and staying near Royal Portrush

Portrush Claret Jug

Royal Portrush Golf Club is hosting The 148th Open and the first major golf competition on Northern Irish shores since 1951. 

From Sunday July 14 to Sunday July 21 the North Antrim town of Portrush will be awash with golf fans and it will pay dividends to be in the know when it comes to accommodation. 

The most convenient way of enjoying all the action for this historic week of golf might be to make use of The Open’s camping facilities. 

Here is everything you need to know about staying in Portrush. 


The Open Camping Village offers fantastic facilities including pre-erected tents and a campers’ clubhouse that provides evening entertainment including drinks, music and a comfortable space to unwind in after an exciting day on the course. 

Hosted by Ulster University's Coleraine campus during its 50th anniversary year it is a 15-minute bus ride to Royal Portrush and the bus stop is just a 5-minute walk from the main entrance.

There is a dedicated family area in a quieter part of the campsite and for those who want to stay active over the week there are football pitches and other games available to use. 


Youth Ticket holders (16-24 years old) are eligible for a free pitch at The Open Camping Village while adult tickets start at £40 per night, more information can be found here:

Finding Accommodation

If camping isn’t your cup of tea, The Official Open Accommodation Bureau manages the accommodation service for the Championship, offering tailored solutions to meet the requirements of spectators, players, officials, hosts, media and volunteers.

More information on this service can be found here:

Something Different

If you are looking to experience something a little different from your trip to the coastal town, why not stay in a lighthouse, castle or tipi? 

And if you fancy a break from the golf, Giant’s Causeway is just a stone’s throw away as is the beautiful town of Coleraine. 

Visit for the most comprehensive listing of hotel, bed & breakfast and self-catering accommodation as well as fantastic ideas for day-trips and adventures near Portrush.