Tickets for next year’s Open Championship, to be played at Royal Troon Golf Club from 11th to 18th July, go on sale from today.
After the success of The Open at Royal St George‘s, where the attendance for the week was 183,000, the R&A have frozen all season and daily ticket prices for the second time in three years.
Season tickets bought in advance represent the best value for money. A season ticket can be purchased before 31st January for £125, a saving of almost 50% on the daily admission charges for the eight days of practice and Championship play.
“We still believe that The Open Championship gives spectators excellent value for money when compared to any of the world’s other major sports events,” said David Hill, Championship Secretary of the R&A. “This year in particular, we are pleased to be able to freeze admission prices and to maintain our policy of making spectating affordable for young and old alike. It was at Royal Troon in 1997 that we first introduced free admission for juveniles and the continuation of that popular policy ensures that youngsters can watch their golfing heroes for all eight days totally free of charge.”
Juvenile tickets can be obtained prior to the Championship by applying in writing to the R&A with some form of identification. Otherwise, if accompanied by a responsible adult, under 16’s can gain entry at the pay gates.
Ticket applications should be directed to: – Ticket Office, The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, KY16 9JD; Tel: 01334 460010 or through on-line purchasing at www.opengolf.com.