One of the major tournaments in golf is set to take place at St Andrews in July, 2018 The first British Open was first played at Prestwick, Scotland, in 1860 making it the oldest major tournament in the professional game. It sits alongside the Masters, US Open and PGA Championships (all of which are in the US) as one of the most hotly anticipated dates of the year. 156 of the world’s best players compete to take home winnings from the £6.5 million prize fund.
Making the most of the British Open
Arrive early to see all the players taking part. Download the mobile app to watch live footage up close or relax in the Spectators Village by the big screens. Although July is a good time to visit the UK, be mindful of unpredictable British weather as for much of the golf you will be out in the outdoors. There are various hospitality packages to take advantage of, with deals that include food, drink and exclusive function rooms. Children can go free, so make it a family outing. If you’re a fan of a particular player, try and meet them in the autograph zone.
If you are planning to watch the golf, choose from rental properties close to the course such as houses, flats, studios, rental apartments or Bed and Breakfasts. Whether you are looking to stay in the area of elsewhere in Southport, there’s plenty of public transport or a park and ride scheme to get you to the British Open.
More information about the British Open
For further information about the British Open including: tickets and hospitality, getting to the British Open, the heritage of the course, the players and previous venues, news and videos, making the most of your day at the golf, shopping for merchandise and much more visit the official website.