The Open was founded by pioneering golfers who had one guiding principle - to crown the Champion Golfer of the Year.
Since 1860, The Open has been played over some of the world’s most cherished links courses and has produced a remarkable legacy of great champions. It is the oldest and most international championship in professional golf and the Claret Jug - first presented in 1873 - is one of the most iconic trophies in all of sport.
From earlier greats such as Harry Vardon, Bobby Jones, Henry Cotton and Walter Hagen through modern legends such as Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Gary Player and Seve Ballesteros to exceptional talents of today Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth the greatest players in the world have faced the unrelenting challenge of The Open for more than 150 years.
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Host a Unique Sporting Experience at The 148th Open.
Witness history in the making, in comfort, style and the very best of company. In July 2019, the eyes of the world will be watching the sport's greatest golfers and rising stars compete as The Open returns to Northern Ireland for the first time in almost 70 years. You and your valued guests can share in the excitement and drama of this prestigious sporting occasion. Be at the heart of the action, enjoy fast-track access, experience wonderful on-course locations and the finest fully-inclusive sporting hospitality from the moment you arrive.
From the exclusivity of The Claret Jug Pavilion overlooking the 1 hole, to the fun and festival atmosphere of The Champions Club, your guests will experience hospitality that complements the world-class action out on the course at Royal Portrush.