The Open Championship at Turnberry will be held between Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th of July. However tickets are available for the week commencing on Sunday the 12th for practice days. The opening hours of the event are as follows
The hours of play through the competition daysare from 6.30am until the final tee off time of 4.21pm on the Thursday and Friday and tee times from 8.30am until 2.30pm on the final two days. Practice is ad hoc but times are available on the R&A Website and on course for each day
Some useful information
Travel by Road
Strathclyde Police advise you to follow the specific ‘Open’ signs provided by The AA. The suggested routes are as follows:
Weekly Car Parking Labels cost of £45.00 and need to be purchased in advance. Daily car parking is payable on arrival and costs £5.00 from Sunday 12 July to Tuesday 14 July and £10.00 from Wednesday onwards.
Travel By Rail
First ScotRail’s Golflink is available from Wednesday 15 July to Sunday 19 July and combines rail travel to Girvan a(five miles south of the venue) nd a bus link to the course for a single ticket price. Golflink tickets are available from First ScotRail stations from 1 May onwards. The transfer from the southside of Turnberry is likely to be quite painless as most traffic is coming from the north
For further information about train times and ticket prices you can call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 or visit www.firstscotrail.com.
Stena Line’s Open Championship Day Trip package is available to purchase online at the following websites:
The package includes admission to the course, return ferries from Belfast to Stranraer and return coach transfers to and from the venue.
The closest airport to Turnberry is Glasgow Prestwick which has a host of inbound Ryanair services and is only twenty miles north of the course. Glasgow aiprort is a further forty five minutes away and has additional low cost and scheduled long haul routes.