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What is the 'Kids Go Free' policy?

All tickets for Juniors (under 16 as of the first day of the championship) are free of charge. However, all juniors must have a valid course admission ticket in order to attend The Open. Tickets will not be available on the day and must be included with your ballot application.

Can I purchase tickets to The Open from another website?

The only official sources for tickets to The Open is 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 wish to upgrade my general admission tickets to a Hospitality experience. How can I do this?

You can contact our Hospitality team via Hospitality@TheOpen.com and our team will assist you in doing this, subject to availability.

My details have changed, how can I update my account details?

You can update your details by logging into your One Club account via The Open website and accessing the ‘My Details’ page. Alternatively, we can update the details for you if you contact Tickets@randa.org, confirming the File Number of your tickets and the details you wish to change.

Will re-admission be permitted for ticket holders attending The 150th Open at St Andrews?

Yes, re-admission will be permitted. Ticket holders will only be permitted to re-enter The Open on the same day as long as they present the following on re-entry i) a ticket valid for that day’s play, and ii) an official, untampered, re-entry wristband that must be collected from the exit gate when initially leaving The Open. Spectators will not be able to enter The Open with a ticket that has already been used that day without an accompanying official and untampered re-entry wristband.

We are a charity, can we apply for tickets to use in an auction or raffle to raise money?

The R&A welcomes requests from individuals and charities who wish to raise funds for good causes, and as such donates a set number of tickets to The Open each year which can be used as auction or raffle items for this purpose.

 

The Charity Ticket Application Form has now closed for The 150th Open in St Andrews and will reopen in October for The 151st Open being held in Royal Liverpool in 2023.

What are the different ticket categories available for The Open?

The different ticket categories are Junior, Youth and Adult. The R&A is dedicated to ensuring the future of golf is thriving therefore we offer complimentary Junior tickets for those aged under 16 (as of the first day of the championship). However, all juniors must have a valid course admission ticket in order to attend The Open. Tickets will not be available on the day and must be included with your ballot application. Discounted Youth tickets are available for those aged 16 to 24, to be eligible for this ticket category the ticket holder must be aged 24 or below (as of the first day of the championship). Adult tickets are available for those aged over 24.

Can I buy tickets for The 151st Open?

Tickets for The 151st Open will be distributed via a public ballot. The ballot is now open and can be accessed here.

To receive updates and additional information, join The One Club here for free today. Members of The One Club will be the first to receive information on tickets and hospitality for The 151st Open, as well as future Open Championships.

You can guarantee your place at The 151st Open at Royal Liverpool now, with one of our Origins Hospitality experiences. More information can be found here.

I applied in the ballot for The 150th Open at St Andrews, but have not received any confirmation regarding the status of my application.

All ballot participants have been notified by email across October and November, 2021, regarding the status of their ballot application. If you do not believe you have been notified, please check your junk emails and ensure you are checking the email address that you entered the ballot with.

What is The Open’s Ticket Resale Platform?

This Resale Platform has been designed by The R&A to allow fans of The Open to buy and sell tickets at face value from an official, safe, secure and trusted environment. This will ensure fans have an option to re-sell their tickets, if required, and will be able to do so safely and in the knowledge that their tickets are going to genuine fans of The Open.

When did the Ticket Resale Platform launch?

The R&A launched The Open’s official Ticket Resale Platform in March 2022 for those who participated in the ticket ballot process for The 150th Open at St Andrews. The Resale Platform will remain open until 5pm BST on Thursday 30 June 2022.

When will I receive my ticket(s)?

Tickets for The 150th Open will be dispatched via a digital ticketing app. We will notify you when tickets have been dispatched and include information on how to access them. We would expect this to be around 4-6 weeks prior to the Championship. You should ensure that you keep your email address and mobile number up to date on your My Account on TheOpen.com.

I would like to transfer one or more of my tickets to a guest. What do I need to know?

The tickets are fully transferrable and can be sent digitally to friends and family. The digital tickets will be available approximately 4-6 weeks prior to the event and can be transferred via an app, allowing individuals to hold and display their own tickets. The name of the ticket purchaser will be displayed on the ticket, but this will not restrict use of the ticket and it is not necessary for the original ticket purchaser to be in attendance at the event. The only instance in which ID might be necessary under normal circumstances is to confirm the age of an attendee using a Youth or Junior ticket, or if the ticket cannot be displayed digitally. More information about the digital ticketing provisions will be communicated to fans closer to the event.

How do I purchase parking?

You can purchase parking here

More information about travelling to The Open can be found here.

Can I get a discount when paying with a Mastercard?

Yes, during the payment journey enter the code MC150 and pay with a valid Mastercard to receive a £5 discount on the value of your order. Please note that this code is only valid once per customer.

My payment was interrupted or failed during the purchase journey and my order is now listed as “in progress.” What do I do?

Payment attempts that were interrupted or failed may display as “in progress” on your account. You will need to wait approximately 30 minutes for the payment attempt to time out, after which you can attempt to purchase your tickets again.

I’ve paid for my tickets but can no longer attend. Can I get a refund??

Unfortunately, tickets are only refundable within 48hrs of purchase. However, in the New Year we will be launching our in-house resale platform that will allow you to list your unwanted tickets for sale, in a controlled and safe environment. More details regarding this will be released in early 2022.

How can I view my purchase for The 150th Open?

You can view any ticket purchases via TheOpen.com in the 'My Account' section of the website. Alternatively, you will have received a confirmation email immediately following your purchase, which contains the details of your order.

I did not receive an email confirmation of my order. Can you assist?

If you did not receive a confirmation email following your purchase, please check your spam folders or you can contact us at Tickets@TheOpen.com or by phone +44(0)1334 460 010 where our team will assist.

My personal details have changed since purchasing tickets. How can I update them?

If you wish to update your personal details you can do so via TheOpen.com, where you will need to log into the ‘My Account’ section of the website. You can also contact us at Tickets@TheOpen.com or by phone at +44 (0)1334 460 010 where our team will assist.

What Covid-19 protocols will be in place for The 150th Open?

Attendance at The 150th Open at St Andrews will be subject to the relevant Covid-19 safety protocols imposed at the time. These protocols are still TBC, but may include attendees demonstrating proof of negative Covid-19 tests, proof of full vaccination, the use of face coverings and/or any other measures that are deemed to be appropriate. Please note that refunds will not be issued to individuals who do not wish to comply with the relevant Covid-19 protocols when communicated.

How can I attend The 150th Open if I am unsuccessful in the Ticket Ballot?

The only ways for fans to be guaranteed entry to The 150th Open are to 1) purchase tickets via The Open Ticket Ballot, 2) purchase The Open’s Official Hospitality experiences, or 3) purchase a ticket or hospitality inclusive package from The Open’s Official Authorised Ticketing and Hospitality Providers. Should any tickets be available once the Ticket Ballot has been completed, they will be offered for sale via TheOpen.com to members of The One Club. We will also be launching The Open’s Official Ticket Re-Sale Site where fans can safely buy and sell any unwanted tickets to The 150th Open at face value prices.

Will there be tickets available after the Ticket Ballot?

Should any tickets be available once the Ticket Ballot has been completed, they will be offered for general sale via TheOpen.com to members of The One Club.

Will I be able to purchase tickets on the gate at St Andrews?

No, there will be no option to purchase tickets on the gate during The 150th Open at St Andrews.

I have been successful in the ballot but I would now like to bring my child. How do I get a ticket?

Unfortunately, junior tickets needed to be included during the application process. There will be no availability to add junior tickets to your reservation now that the ballot has closed.

My application has Carer tickets. How do I provide proof to validate these tickets?

A member of the customer service team will contact the lead booker after successful purchase of an order for proof of a Carer being required. Applicants will need to provide the relevant documentation requested by The R&A or the tickets may be cancelled.

Is there an upper limit on the number of fans who can attend The Open?

Yes. There is a maximum number of fans who can attend The Open on each day. This number changes at each venue on The Open calendar, due to a variety of factors such as space around the golf course, health & safety, transport/travel networks, availability of accommodation and other factors that would impact the overall spectator experience.

Why were there no Weekly or Weekend Tickets available for The 150th Open?

Given the high demand for tickets, we are no longer offering multi-day tickets in order to ensure that as many people as possible are able to attend The 150th Open at St Andrews.

What are the ticket prices for The 150th Open?

You can find full details of our ticket prices here. Tickets for fans under the age of 16 continue to be free of charge, but will only be allocated via the Ticket Ballot. Youth tickets are half price.

How can I reserve a grandstand seat at The 150th Open?

As with previous Open Championships, there will be thousands of unreserved grandstand seats around the course that are free of charge, and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. It will not be possible for ticket holders to pay to reserve a grandstand seat at The 150th Open. However, some of The Open’s official hospitality experiences included a reserved grandstand seat – for information about these products, please email Hospitality@TheOpen.com or you can find out more information online at TheOpen.com/Hospitality2022.

Will re-admission be permitted for ticket holders attending The 150th Open at St Andrews?

Yes, re-admission will be permitted. Ticket Holders will only be permitted to re-enter The Open on the same day as long as they present the following on re-entry i) a ticket valid for that day’s play, and ii) an official, untampered, re-entry wristband that must be collected from the exit gate when initially leaving The Open. Spectators will not be able to enter The Open with a ticket that has already been used that day without an accompanying official and untampered re-entry wristband.

Is there a dress code?

There is no strict dress code but we advise that you dress smart casual or in golf attire. Smart shorts and denim are allowed. Comfortable shoes are recommended – golf shoes with soft spikes and smart trainers are permitted in all of our facilities. It is advisable to remind your guests to bring sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat in case of hot weather and umbrellas or waterproofs in the event of rain.

I have deferred tickets from last year’s event. Are these still valid for 2022?

If you selected to defer your tickets from last year's event during the transfer window in 2021, then these tickets will be valid for entry for 2022. If you are unsure about the validity of your ticket, please contact us via email at Hospitality@TheOpen.com.

How can I buy Origins Hospitality tickets for The 150th Open at St Andrews in 2022?

You can buy Origins Hospitality for The 150th Open online at https://www.theopen.com/hospitality. Alternatively, please contact The Open Hospitality Office via email at Hospitality@TheOpen.com and a member of the team would be glad to help.

I have purchased a ticket for The Open on another website. Is it legitimate?

We would always advise that you purchase tickets for The Open via https://www.TheOpen.com/hospitality 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.

Alternatively, we have an Authorised Provider Programme. Companies within this programme offer hospitality packages, as well as a range of experiences. A list of these providers for The 149th Open can be found here: https://www.theopen.com/tickets-and-hospitality/authorised-providers-2022. If you are unsure about the legitimacy of your ticket please contact Hospitality@TheOpen.com

Can I purchase additional packages?

Of course! Just contact our Hospitality Team at Hospitality@TheOpen.com and they will assist you. Packages are subject to availability, and we will endeavour to offer you the experience of your choice.

I have already purchased General Admission/Hospitality tickets. How do I upgrade to another hospitality facility?

You can upgrade your General Admission tickets or Hospitality tickets to another hospitality package subject to availability. Please contact your Account Manager or a member of our team by emailing Hospitality@TheOpen.com and we will assist you with your booking.

Can a junior purchase a Hospitality ticket?

Children under 16 years of age cannot attend The Open unless accompanied by a responsible adult who holds a valid course admission ticket (Adult or Youth). Children do not gain free entry to Hospitality and must have their own ticket.

I can no longer attend. Can tickets be returned? If so, how?

Tickets may be returned/refunded within 48hrs of purchase. The right to cancel a booking must be exercised no later than 21 days prior to the first day on which competition golf is played. Any tickets purchased after this time cannot be returned or refunded. All cancellations must be requested in writing by emailing Hospitality@TheOpen.com.

I am in need of a carer whilst attending The Open. Can I bring my carer with me and do they require their own ticket?

Yes, you can bring your carer with you whilst attending The Open. However, all attendees including carers are required to purchase their own ticket for Hospitality.

I am a wheelchair user attending The Open. Can you please advise if your Hospitality packages are wheelchair accessible?

Our Hospitality areas are wheelchair friendly, however some areas are only accessible via stairs. Please contact a member of our team and we will be able to assist you in planning a comfortable visit.

Myself or my guest have lost or forgotten their tickets, what can I do?

Please contact The Open Hospitality Office on +44 (0)1334 460090 or Hospitality@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.

I have booked Origins Hospitality for The Open. When and how will I receive my tickets?

We will send out your official digital tickets 3-5 weeks ahead of the Championship.

Do I need to make you aware of any dietary requirements?

We can cater for all allergies and dietary requirements. Please advise your Account Manager or another member of the team of any requirements prior to attending The Open.

How can I speak to someone about my tickets?

Our staff are currently working from home. If you need to speak with a member of our team, please email Hospitality@TheOpen.com and provide your telephone number, along with your international dialling code, and we will contact you in due course.

I am looking for accommodation whilst attending The 150th Open. Can this be organised?

The Open Accommodation Bureau is the official service that manages accommodation supply and demand for The Open. A full list of their services can be found via https://www.stayattheopen.com/. Some of our Authorised Providers also offer packages that include accommodation. Please see a list of our Authorised Providers here: https://www.theopen.com/tickets-and-hospitality/authorised-providers-2022.

Is food and beverage included in my hospitality package?

Yes, complimentary food and beverage will be available in your hospitality area. Food and drinks will be available to purchase for Links Club ticket holders.

Do you have hospitality parking?

We have assigned hospitality parking which may or may not be included in your hospitality pass depending on the experience purchased. Information about parking will be included in your information pack sent to you via email closer to the event. If you are not sure about your parking pass, please contact a member of the Hospitality Team at Hospitality@TheOpen.com and they can offer you further information.

I want to arrange accommodation at The 150th Open at St Andrews.
 For information on accommodation at The 150th Open at St Andrews, visit our accommodation page.
I am interested in camping at The 150th Open at St Andrews.

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

I have booked camping accommodation and have a question about my booking.
I am interested in permanent employment at The Open.

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

I am interested in temporary employment at The Open.

Details on the roles available for The 150th Open at St Andrews, and information about how to apply, will be published shortly.

I am interested in exhibiting/having a stall at The Open.

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

I have a mobile food unit and I am interested in opportunities at The Open.
Please email our catering supplier by clicking here.
I would like to provide feedback about The149th Open at Royal St George's.

Please provide your feedback via the form below. 

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.

Can I bring a child's buggy/pushchair?

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

Can I leave The Open and come back in on the same day?

Yes, re-admission will be permitted. Ticket holders will only be permitted to re-enter The Open on the same day as long as they present the following on re-entry i) a ticket valid for that day’s play, and ii) an official, untampered, re-entry wristband that must be collected from the exit gate when initially leaving The Open. Spectators will not be able to enter The Open with a ticket that has already been used that day without an accompanying official and untampered re-entry wristband.

Is there a dress code?

There is no dress code in public areas. Clothing and footwear suitable for the weather conditions should be worn.

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.

Can you bring a mobile phone or mobile device into the course?

Spectators are welcome to bring mobile devices to The Open but a policy is in place to ensure that play is not disrupted. Please keep all devices in SILENT mode at all times. Photography of play is not permitted on Championship Days. Filming of play is not permitted at any time.

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 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.

I am interested in camping at The 150th Open.

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

Where will the general public car parking 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 public transport. What are the options?

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