The 148th Open at Royal Portrush 2019

The Open heads to Northern Ireland for the second time in history.

DATES: 18-21 JULY 2019

The 148th Open Packages

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Play Ardglass Links

Stay for 5-nights in Belfast with a round at the historic and scenic Ardglass Golf Club and two days at The Open.

From £1,479 • 5-nights


Luxury Weekend at The Merchant

Enjoy elegant old-world charm in the heart of Belfast with the final two days at The Open including daily transfers.

From £1,298 • 3-nights


The Open Package

A flexible package with your choice of nights in Belfast and days at The Open with transfers and more.

From £1,598 • 3 to 5-nights


Ballygally Castle Package

Stay for 3-nights at the serene Ballygally Castle with Thursday and Friday at The Open (self drive).

From £798 • 3-nights

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Culloden Estate Package

Stay for 2-nights at Northern Ireland’s best hotel, Culloden Estate & Spa with two or more days at The Open including transfers

From £775 • 2-nights

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CWC Final + The Open

Combine the ICC Cricket World Cup Final at Lord’s with two days at The Open and deluxe accommodation. Official Travel Agent for both events.

From £2,698 • 9-nights


Links Escorted Tour

Stay for 5-nights in Belfast with two rounds of links golf, two days at The Open, transfers and more. Escorted by Events Travel staff.

From £1,798 • 5-nights


Old Tom Morris

Stay on the North coast at the stunning Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort with two rounds of golf and Sunday at The Open (self drive).

From 1,198 • 5-nights

Hospitality Experiences

Are you entertaining clients, colleagues or yourself? Upgrade your experience to Official Hospitality — request a quote today!

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Upgrades & Extras

Official Open Tickets

Found the right package but need more days at The Open? Add on extra Open Tickets across the tournament to customise your experience.

The 148th Open Hospitality

Make it a moment to remember with Official Hospitality experiences with gourmet dining, incredible course positions, entertainment and more.

Customisations & Groups 

Enhance any package with extras and upgrades or request your own customised package. We can also organise group and corporate travel.

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Watch history in the making at The 148th Open!

In 2019, the 148th edition of The Open (colloquially known as the British Open) is heading to Northern Ireland, where Royal Portrush Golf Club will play host to the world’s oldest Golf Major. This is a hallmark occasion as the second time The Open will be contested outside England and Scotland. The last tournament to do so was in 1951, when Max Falkner won at Royal Portrush, the only other time The Open has been held offshore. The 2019 Open Championship will be a monumental event with thousands of fans coming from around the globe to visit Northern Ireland and enjoy one of sports most prestigious and respected events.

Royal Portrush was founded in 1888 and has been the site of many Amateur Championships, Irish Opens and other Championship events. The Club features two courses, both designed by Harry Colt and widely considered his best work. The 148th Open will be held on Dunluce Links, voted the 12th best course in the world by Golf Magazine. This masterpiece links course features unimaginable roughs, testing greens, unpredictable weather, spectacular holes and daring doglegs. The coastal course and surrounding villages epitomises golf, the traditions and heritage; all of this you can experience with Events Travel an Authorised Provider of Official 148th Open Packages, Tickets and Hospitality.

The field for all Open Championships is filled through regional and final qualifying tournaments and exemptions to Tour Pro’s who meet around 30 criteria, determined by R&A. This means it will be the best of the best competing and you can be alongside them with our 2019 Open Packages which include accommodation, guaranteed 148th Open tickets, play golf options and more.

It’s time to start planning your 2019 Open Championship experience, which will be a once in a lifetime event.

Fast Facts


Royal Portrush Golf Club
Dunluce Rd, Portrush BT56 8JQ, UK

Tournament started: 1860
Tours: European Tour, PGA Tour, Japan Golf Tour
Field Size: 156 players
Format: Stroke Pay
Purse: USD$10.25 million
Trophy: Claret Jug and the Challenge Belt
Current Champion: Henrik Stenson (2016)
Notable Past Champions: Seve Ballesteros, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Greg Norman
Oldest winner: Old Tom Morris (46 years, 102 days), 1867
Youngest winner: Young Tom Morris (17 years, 156 days), 1868
Lowest score after 36 holes: 130, Nick Faldo 1992 and Brandt Snedeker 2012 (66-64)
Lowest score after 54 holes: 198, Tom Lehman 1996 (67-67-64)
Lowest final score after 72 holes: -20, Henrik Stenson 2016 (68-65-68-63, 264)
Most runner-up finished: Jack Nicklaus (64, 67, 68, 72, 76, 77, 79)

Event Format

156 competitors will play 36 holes of stroke play on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 July. The leading 70 players and ties will play a further 36 holes on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July.

The champion will be the player with the lowest 72 hole aggregate. In the event of a tie, the players will play a four hole play-off.

The champion will be the player with the lowest four hole aggregate. If there is still a tie, play will continue over the 18th until a winner emerges. The presentation ceremony will be held immediately after the conclusion of play.

Transfers to The Open

Transfer times have not been finalised, but it is expected to follow:

  • Depart Belfast hotels at 8:30 am daily
  • Depart Royal Portrush at 6:30 pm daily (Sunday, 30 minutes after play concludes)

Appropriate signage and staff will be available to direct you throughout the tournament. 

Travel time is expected to be 70-90 minutes.

Discover Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has had a resurgence thanks to the popularity of Game of Thrones and the suitability of the Irish coastline and terrain. Explore many of the shows famous locations across Northern Ireland, learn more here. If you’re not a fan, not to worry, there are many ancient rocks, legends and stories to explore across the North and unimaginable scenery and history. Take your pick amongst many ancient castles, jagged coasts, loughs and moors. Don’t forget to spend time amongst Belfast’s hip dining, arts and music scene. In Belfast, one of the most popular attractions is Titanic Belfast and the Crown Liquor Saloon, along with City Hall and the Ulster Museum.

Learn more about planning what to see and do while in Northern Ireland.

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Available upgrades and extra services:

  • Extra Open Championship tickets (or reductions or day changes)
  • Official Open Championship Hospitality & 148th Open VIP Experiences
  • Flights to the UK on all carriers and routes
  • Extra nights, room upgrades and other accommodation options
  • Transfers, rental cars and other transport including trains and cruises
  • Travel insurance (15% discount with CHI)
  • Sightseeing experiences and other event tickets (including major sporting events)
  • Fully customised packages for individuals, groups and companies

Got a special request? Let us know what you need and we’ll try our best to make it happen.


What ticket types are available?

For most packages we offer General Admission Tickets as an Authorised Provider of The 14th Open. We do have Official Hospitality if you would like access to corporate marquees, balconies and syndicated venues at The Open.

For General Admission guests, you will have access to all holes at the course and can walk around following your favourite pairings at your leisure. There will be some grandstands with unreserved seating around the course.

Can I purchase The Open tickets by themselves?

No, we are only licensed to sell Official Packages as an Authorised Partner. We do not sell ticket only. We can sell Hospitality Packages individually without accommodation, however accommodation will be hard to find in Belfast so we recommend taking a complete package inclusive of hotels, transport and other services.

Can you book flights for me?

We are an IATA Travel Agent and have access to the best flights available to the UK with extensions and stop-overs available around the world, ask us for a quote with your package.

What are the transfer timings?

For packages including transfers, our coaches are expected to depart hotels at 0830 daily and depart The Open at 1830 daily, possibly later on Sunday to allow for presentations. The transfer time is expected to take 75-90 minutes.

Do you have a course map?

This will be posted here in due course.

Can I add or subtract extra days at The Open to my package?

Yes, we can be flexible by adding extra days and nights to your package to make it the way you want. For some Packages we can change the ticketing days to suit your needs. Ask us for a quote.


What other golf events do you do?

We can get you to any golf event on the planet and we are an Authorised Partner with PGA of Australia, an Official Travel Agent of Ryder Cup and can get you to the Masters Tournament as well as Presidents Cup and other events.

I have a group, can you help us?

We can provide travel for small and large groups and can tailor our packages and services to suit specific groups needs. Contact us today to get your Open Championship Group Package started!

What travel services do you offer?

We offer a full range of travel services, such as:

  • Accommodation
  • Flights
  • Transfers, car hire, train tickets and cruises
  • Travel insurance
  • Sightseeing tickets and unique experiences

Can I extend my stay longer than your package dates?

Yes, we have contracted fantastic hotel rates for the event and adjacent dates before/after. Please ask us for a quote for extra nights for your package. We can provide accommodation elsewhere during your trip too. Ask us for an obligation free quote today.

Why should I choose Events Travel?

We’ve been proudly providing quality travel services to events and destinations around the globe since 1993. We keep our customers happy with our flexible and attentive service. We are completed audited, insured and accredited, including being members of IATA, ATAS, AFTA, ASTA and IAGTO, a level of accreditation you won’t find elsewhere. Learn more about trust & safety and about us.

Are you an Official Travel Agent?

Events Travel are an Authorised Partner of The Open.

Do I need Travel Insurance?

Yes, we recommend Travel Insurance for every trip, big or small. We offer competitive policies and include a valuable 15% discount with CHI for our customers. We can also help choose the right policy for you while booking! Or you can get an online quote now.

If you have a question not listed here, please contact us, we would love to hear from you.

General Terms

  • Pricing is listed per person in GBP.
  • Listed prices and availability are subject to change at any time.
  • All payments are non-refundable in case of cancellation.
  • Changes to bookings incur amendment fees per transaction plus any applicable fees from suppliers (e.g. airlines).
  • Extra travel services may be subject to different payment requirements to be confirmed on quoting/booking.
  • Full cancellation applies.
  • There are no refunds or exchanges for unused services.
  • We highly recommend travel insurance and can provide a 15% discount off retail prices with CHI. We can also assist choosing the right policy for you.
  • Events Travel are AFTA, ATAS, ASTA, IAGTO and IATA accredited. Learn about Trust & Safety
  • General booking terms and conditions apply in addition to terms listed
  • Events Travel are an Authorised Provider of The Open Championship Packages with Official Tickets endorsed by the R&A

How to Book

To book your 2019 Open Championship Package, please complete a booking request form.

Alternatively, you can phone or email us via our contact page.

Payment Requirements

For all bookings we require a deposit to confirm and a balance payment. Upgrades and extra services subject to varying payment requirements.

Deposit is £500 pp to confirm your package
Balance is due by 31 January 2019

Payment Methods

We accept bank transfer and credit card payments. Credit card payments incur a 1.98% fee.

Travel Documents and Tickets

Travel documents (including event tickets, flight tickets, hotel vouchers and other applicable items) are sent at least two weeks prior to the event start date by email, courier or registered post. In special circumstances, tickets may be made available via an official ticket collection centre or hotel drop-off. Finalised information will be provided with your travel documents.


Key Locations

Royal Portrush Golf Club

Home of the 148th Open Championship

Ten Square Hotel

4-star accommodation

Europa Hotel

4-star accommodation

Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort

4-star accommodation

Culloden Estate and Spa

5-star accommodation

Ballygally Castle Hotel

4-star accommodation

The Merchant Hotel


The May Fair Hotel


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