There will be several food and beverage outlets onsite (for information will follow as the R&A release news closer to the event).
If you want to know how to get the best few for the golf, there will be thousands of public seats located around the course in well-positioned grandstands, including grandstands at the 18th green and at the Practice Ground where spectators can kick back and enjoy the action.
Come off the course and enjoy some time in the Spectator Village which offers a number of food and beverage options, a dedicated kids’ play area and The Open Shop, featuring a wide selection of clothing and golfing accessories. With huge TV screens on show, you can still keep one eye on the golf too! There are also electronic scoreboards strategically placed around the course so you always know what’s happening on the leaderboard!
On the Championship days, gates will open at approximately 6.30am on Thursday and Friday and close around 8.30pm. They open slightly later on Saturday and Sunday at approximately 8.00am and close slightly earlier at around 7pm. The Prizegiving Ceremony is normally around 6.00-6.30pm.
There should be a courtesy left luggage facility situated near the main spectator entrance, which is operated on a first come, first served basis. Please note that for public safety, security bag searches will be in operation.
Please do always listen to and follow the instructions of Marshals and Officials and stay outside the ropes that are boundary to the golf course. There are Map boards throughout the venue that will help you find exits, key facilities and provide other key information. If in doubt ask an official or marshal. There is also a Medical HQ onsite, in addition to a number of First Aid Points to assist the Medical HQ, the location of these will be released in due course. Please note the Medical HQ operates from before the first game tees off until 30 minutes after the last game is finished.
You can expect a high standard of accessible facilities for all visitors and spectators. The 150th Open accessibility guide will be available closer to the event. If you have any queries about accessibility at The Open or any other questions, please contact +44(0)1334 460010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The App is available all year round and is updated with the latest news, images and video. The Open’s official app provides the ultimate way to enjoy The Open while on the go to ensure you never miss a shot. A complimentary WiFi network will be available across the course in grandstands and in the Spectator Village.
No Ladders, (including step ladders), boxes, crates, (including folding crates), periscopes, selfie sticks and other similar items used to achieve an elevated viewing position.
No lawn or oversize chairs, folding chairs (with the exception of seating/tripod sticks), or any similar seating item deemed inappropriate by The R&A (or authorised person).
No items which are, or in the opinion of The R&A (or any authorised person) could be used as a weapon, including firearms, knives, corkscrews and personal protection sprays.
No Pyrotechnic devices including fireworks, explosives, smoke canisters, flares, laser pointers or similar items.
No noise producing devices including air horns, portable speakers, PA systems, megaphones or similar items used for amplification or broadcast.
No unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), including drones, model aircraft, kites or similar airborne crafts/items.
No Bicycles (unless authorised by The R&A), skateboards, skates and other ride on equipment, except those required to be used as mobility aids by registered persons with mobility impairment.
No promotional, commercial, political, religious or items deemed offensive of whatever nature, including but not limited to clothing, banners, signs, symbols and leaflets used for ambush marketing or other similar unauthorised promotional purposes.
No professional cameras and video cameras or any photographic equipment used for commercial purposes.
All bags may be subject to search. Oversized bags deemed inappropriate by The R&A (and/or authorised person) may be denied entry and will be required to be stored at the prohibited items facility. Please ask staff for your nearest facility.
No Pets except for service animals.