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The 153rd Open Championship 2025 – Royal Portrush

Royal Portrush Golf Club, County Antrim
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The Open 2025 Ticket and Travel Packages Now On Sale


The 153rd Open Championship returns to Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland between 13 – 20 July 2025. Formerly known as The British Open, be there to witness history unfold in Ireland 2025 with a range of exclusive play-golf experiences inclusive of official tickets to The Open 2025, luxury accommodations, return transportation and tee-times at some of the best Irish Links Golf Courses. Hospitality upgrade tickets are available. Stay in Belfast, Derry or Portrush during your 153rd Open Championship package with five or seven-night stays included. These travel packages include tee-times at worldclass golf courses including Castlerock and Portstewart (Atlantic Tour), Ballyliffin’s Glashedy Links, Rosapenna’s Old Tom Morris Links and Portsalon Golf Club (North-West Links Tour), or Ardglass and Royal Belfast Golf Clubs (Belfast Tour).  Plus, add-on our signature golf tour of Ireland for 10 nights prior to The Open at Portrush; we play some of Ireland’s great links golf courses. The last golf major to be held at Royal Portrush Golf Club was the 148th Open which Irishman Shane Lowry won, the time before was in 1951 where Englishman Max Faulkner took the title. Be there with Voyages.golf in Northern Ireland for the 153rd Open, to see who is crowned Champion Golfer of The Year. Voyages.golf is your official Authorised Provider for The Open 2025. The 152nd Open is hosted by Royal Troon Golf Club on Scotland’s Ayrshire Coast in 2024.

Official Status

Authorised Provider logo for the open golf championship
Northern ireland golf tourism logo

Travel Packages & Tours

Early-birds: Book before 31 March 2024 and receive a special £100 off any tour per person, inclusive of the Ireland Golf Tour.

Belfast Express Tour

Portsalon Golf Club

North-West Links Tour

Royal Portstewart golf course aerial

Atlantic Portrush Tour

Add-on Experience

10-Night Fully Escorted Golf Tour of Ireland (Pre-Open)

Join your Voyages.golf tour hosts as we traverse the Emerald Isle. This is a standalone Golf Tour and doesn’t have to be purchased with The Open at Portrush. Stay 10 nights, play some of Ireland’s best golf courses and travel with a small group of likeminded golfers with everything taken care of.

Lahinch Golf Club
Portmarnock Golf Links
Tralee Golf Club
Old Head Links
Ballybunion Golf Club
Enniscrone Golf Club
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Destination Guide

Giants Causeway
Marvel at the natural wonder of the Giant’s Causeway, where hexagonal basalt columns create a surreal and stunning landscape along the Northern Ireland coastline.
The Troubles Tours
Embark on The Troubles Tours Ireland for a poignant journey through history, exploring the complexities of Northern Ireland's tumultuous past.
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Experience an adrenaline rush at the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, suspended over the Atlantic Ocean. The views of the coastline and Rathlin Island are breathtaking.
Titanic Belfast Museum
Discover the fascinating story of the Titanic, from its construction to its ill-fated maiden voyage, at the Titanic Belfast museum. Interactive exhibits and a stunning building make this a must-visit attraction.
Bushmills Distillery
Whiskey enthusiasts should visit the Old Bushmills Distillery, one of the oldest licensed distilleries in the world. Take a tour to learn about the whiskey-making process and enjoy a tasting session.
Game of Thrones
Fans of “Game of Thrones” will recognise the Dark Hedges, an enchanting avenue of beech trees featured in the series. It’s a magical spot for a stroll or photo opportunity.
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Frequently Asked Questions

The 152nd Open Championship returns to Royal Troon Golf Club on Scotland's Ayrshire Coast in 2024, for the tenth time ever.

The 153rd Open returns to Royal Portrush Golf Club on Ireland's north coast in 2025 between 13 - 20 July. This will be the third time Royal Portrush hosts the event.

The 154th Open returns to Royal Birkdale Golf Club in 2026. This golf club is located on England's West Coast in Southport, 30 minutes north if Liverpool.

We require:

  • 25% Deposit to confirm your place
  • Balance due 31 January 2025

We can take payments the following ways:

  • GBP
  • AUD
  • USD
  • NZD
  • CAD
  • EUR

Absolutely, our range of services include:

  • Extra nights
  • Hospitality experiences
  • Custom itineraries
  • Rental vehicles
  • Sightseeing
  • Extra tee-times
  • Cruises & Tours
  • Travel insurance (Australian residents only)

Voyages.golf is a full-service travel agent & we can help organize your pre/post Open Championship travel.

Yes, Voyages.golf is an Authorised Provider for The Open 2025 at Royal Portrush

Absolutely, contact us to book your clients' Open experience today.

To proceed with booking, we will require some basic details for each traveller:

  • Names of each traveller as per I.D.
  • Email & phone number of each traveller
  • The mailing address of the person paying

 

We will then send a confirmation and invoice for the travel packages. All our bank details and payment methods will be supplied.

 

Your booking is confirmed only once you receive an invoice from us and payment is made by the due date.

 

Payments

Payments can be made by bank transfer or credit card in the following currencies (USD, GBP, AUD). If paying by credit card, merchant surcharges apply.

 

International payments or payments via Telegraphic Transfer must include A$25 for our bank charges. Bank charges from your bank must be borne by you. If charges are taken from the amount due, we will invoice for the difference amount between the amount owing and the amount we receive.

Event Information

The Open Championship is run by the R&A, standing for Royal & Ancient society. This organisation has been a golf club since 14 May 1754. In the last century, it has evolved in three main areas: governing The Rules of Golf with the USGA, managing The Open Championship and other golf events, and the development of the sport worldwide. Formally known as The British Open, Golf’s oldest major rebranded to become The Open or The Open Championship.

 

The Open Championship is one of the most highly coveted golf majors, in equal standing with The US Masters, but it is much older competition. The US Masters has been running for since 1934, while The Open began in 1860. The famed Claret Jug is the prize, along with being named the Champion Golfer of the Year. The prize pool is around $10 million, though the winner receives around $2 million. This is low when compared to other golf majors. The integrity of The Open Championship and renown that comes from winning it is why players return every year.

 

The Open rota is played on various golf courses in the United Kingdom, with the 148th Open being just the second time the major was held outside of Britain. Royal Portrush saw it once in 1951, and again in 2019 where Shane Lowry raised the Claret Jug. The 153rd Open Championship will return to Royal Portrush between 14 – 20 July 2025.

 

Format

Occurring over a week, the first half from Monday to Wednesday involves practice days. These are usually the best days to see all players because there is no chance of them missing the tournament cut. Thursday to Sunday are all tournament days. From a field of around 156 players, there are 73 left after the cut from Thursday onwards. The format is stroke play over four days, with 18 holes played each day.

Play is in groups of three in the first two days, and groups of two in the final two days. They are assigned as pairs by officials on the initial two days,  with each player having one morning and one-afternoon tee-time. In the final two days, players tee off in reverse order of accumulated score, with the leaders last. After 36 holes, only the two 70 and tied players remain in the tournament and complete in the third and fourth round. If players are tied for the win on Sunday, they enter a 3-hole playoff, followed by sudden death if no winner emerges from the playoff.

 

Royal Portrush – Dunluce Course

3-time host of Golf’s Oldest Major, The Royal Portrush Golf Club has two courses. The Valley Course is lesser-known under the shadow of The Dunluce Course. It is the Dunluce Course that is The Open Championship route. Designed by Old Tom Morris & reworked by Harry Colt, the par 72 links golf course measures 6,691 metres (7,317 yards); it is one of the longest links courses on The Open Rota. Royal Portrush was formed as a club back in May 1888, known at the time as The County Club; it became The Royal Country Club in 1892. Ranked the 8th Best Golf Course in The World by Golf Digest, Royal Portrush Dunluce Course is a spectacular 18-hole route overlooking The Atlantic Sea.

Previous Open Championship Winners

Year Country Champion Golf Course
2010 South Africa Louis Oosthuizen The Old Course, St Andrews
2011 Northern Ireland Darren Clarke Royal St Georges, England
2012 South Africa Ernie Els Royal Lytham & St Annes, England
2013 United States Phil Mickelson Muirfield, Scotland
2014 Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy Royal Liverpool, England
2015 United States Zach Johnson The Old Course, St Andrews
2016 Sweden Henrik Stenson Royal Troon, Scotland
2017 United States Jordan Spieth Royal Birkdale, England
2018 Italy Francisco Molinari Carnoustie, Scotland
2019 Ireland Shane Lowry Royal Portrush, Northern Ireland
2020 Covid-19 - -
2021 United States Colin Morikawa Royal St George's, England
2022 Australia Cameron Smith The Old Course, St Andrews
2023 United States Brian Harman Royal Liverpool, England

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