We are delighted to welcome visitors, guests and spectators to our beautiful town for the 144th Open Golf tournament. A week of intensive Golf championships will be played in St.Andrews from 12th-19th July. We know the town will be filled energy and excitement and we wanted to share a few Top Tips to help you enjoy the perfect stay.
Tickets and Parking
Tickets to the event offer green-side access, with stands, stalls and paths to follow the golfing action. There will be around 20,00 grandstand seats located around the course. Tickets can bought in advance online or at the gate during the event. Free junior tickets available to everyone under 16 with concession discounts for those aged between 16-21.
Daily tickets, weekly tickets and Greenside club tickets are available here.
Parking in St.Andrews during the Open can get very busy. Be prepared – You will need to buy a parking ticket which can be done in advance or on the day. These are available in daily and weekly tickets and can be purchased here.
There will be a variety of snack vans and stalls at the event, as well as delicious local restaurants with plenty of dining options – We will soon be posting our ‘Top Tips for Dining’ so keep a look out here. However, if you are keen not to miss out on of the green-side action why not take a picnic lunch to make the most of the golfing day. St.Andrews boasts some beautiful delis with homemade sandwiches and cakes available for take away. Two of our favourites are Balgove Larder, selling superb quality local produce and I.J Mellis, selling delicious cheese, bread and accompaniments. No picnic would be complete without a cake from St.Andrews local bakery Fisher and Donaldson – We can happily recommend the fudge doughnuts, oh, and the coffee towers.
Properties for the Open Golf are in high demand but there are still a few wonderful houses and apartments available to rent during the championship. Please have a browse through out ‘Open Golf Accommodation‘ section or get in touch with the Inchdairnie team to help us find the right property for you.