Introduction to The Open 2018-12-11T10:53:49+00:00

Introduction to The Open


The Open is the greatest golf tournament of all with the first championship being held at Prestwick Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland in 1860. The following eleven championships were also staged at Prestwick until 1873 when St Andrews played host. Over the years a number of the other great links courses in the UK have been added to The Open circuit such as Muirfield, Royal Troon, Carnoustie, Royal Birkdale and Turnberry to name but a few.

Up until 1870, golfers used to play for “The Belt” until it was won by Tom Morris Jnr in three consecutive years from 1868 – 1870 and therefore The Belt became his property. Now it is the famous Claret Jug that golfers from all over the world strive to get their hands on and achieve their lifetime dream of becoming The Open Champion.

GOLF COURSES WHICH HAVE HOSTED THE OPEN
St Andrews | Muirfield | Carnoustie
Turnberry | Royal Troon | Prestwick | Musselburgh
Royal Birkdale | Royal Liverpool (Hoylake)
Royal St Georges (Sandwich) | Royal Lytham
Royal Portrush | Prince's | Royal Cinque Ports (Deal)

ACCOMMODATION AND TICKET PACKAGES TO THE 148TH OPEN AT ROYAL PORTRUSH

British Open Golf Packages

Packages inclusive of tickets from:

£755 pp

Portrush 2019 Open Packages

Packages inclusive of tickets from:

£820 pp

Open Golf Tickets Packages 2019

Packages inclusive of tickets from:

£835 pp

“The Open was exceptional. We had no idea of what to expect and the experience exceeded them. We intend to return when the Open comes back to St. Andrews.  ”

Jay & Yvonne Bodurtha, USA

“Thank you all so much for making our visit to the British Open Golf Championship a very special one. The assistance we received from you all from the time we made our reservation until we boarded the coach on the last day was excellent. We would certainly use St Andrews Links Golf again for any future golf requirements.”

Martin & Sue Robinson, United Kingdom

“It was our pleasure using your company for our tour, we were all very satisfied with the service we received from everyone involved.  You guys run a class act and I would use Links Golf in the future without question and would recommend your company to any of my friends and family.”

Jeffrey Mills, IL, USA

“We wanted to thank you again for your assistance in organizing our trip in Scotland for The Open 2016. We had such a wonderful time both Saturday and Sunday in Troon.”

William Bentot , Montreuil, France

“We so appreciated all you did for us and really enjoyed our 2016 Open experience thanks to you and your well-oiled team! All the best and we hope to see you before too long. Kind regards”

Ros Torrance, Auckland, New Zealand

“We had an amazing time from beginning to end with The Open being the highlight of our two weeks. Glen and I are already talking about returning to Scotland and possibly another Open in two years. I would like to thank you for your wonderful assistance. Warm Regards”

Diane & Glen McLaughlin, NC, USA

“Everything was fantastic. We loved the hotel and everything was seamless as far as getting to the Open, etc.  We had a great time and would love to recommend/use you again! Thank you!”

Mallory O'Connell, DE, USA

“We had a wonderful time in Scotland during the Open. You were a perfect Travel Consultant and if we should made another trip to Scotland, United Kingdom or Ireland you can be sure that we will take your assistance and book our trip with Links Golf St Andrews. Kindest Regards”

Michaela Sapetschnig, Austria

“Thank you again for planning such a wonderful trip for us. It was the best!  Everyone at Links Golf was so attentive and made our trip really special. I hope you can take a few days off. You must be tired after The Open week.”

Betsy Clark, USA

“I would like to thank you for the way you looked after us during our stay for The Open. We had a sensational time and everything was most enjoyable and surpassed our expectations. Once again thanking all the girls. Much appreciated.”

Beverley Archer, USA

“Thank you for all the work you did to ensure that we had a wonderful experience at The Open at Royal Troon. You and your team managed every detail so we could spend our time choosing which player to follow or which hole to take seat and wait for the groups to come to us. Michael and I truly had a marvellous time.”

Suzanne Prince, France

“I want to thank you and all your crew.  You have made our trip so very enjoyable.  I would certainly recommend you to anyone who would like to check The Open off their bucket list.  Thank you so very, very much.  I have worked with many agencies such as yours and I truly mean it when I say you are right up there with the best. Thanks again.”

Judith Fallick, USA

“Just a quick note to say how much we loved being part of the Royal Troon Open experience. It was a fantastic three days made even more special by the friendliness and professionalism of Leanne and her colleagues.  Everything ran smoothly and our entire experience was stress free and so enjoyable because of it.  Once again thank you for a wonderful experience.”

Kerry Torrance, New Zealand

OTHER GOLF EVENTS & PACKAGES

St Andrews Golf Week (April & October)

St Andrews Old Course Spring 2019 Packages

Old Course Tee Time Packages

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