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The Open Championship heads to Royal Portrush in 2025

Golf’s oldest major returns to Royal Portrush Golf Club for the second time in six years in 2025. The Open Championship, where the best in the world compete for Champion Golfer of the Year, returns to the Dunluce Course for just the third time in 74 years.

The 148th Open was staged in 2019 when local Irishman Shane Lowry lifted The Claret Jug. The dates for the 153rd Open are confirmed as 13 – 20 July 2025. Royal Portrush, on Ireland’s Antrim Coast, became the first golf course outside Scotland and England to host The Open Championship in 1951. Will you be there in 2025 to witness the third ever Champion Golfer of the Year be crowned at Royal Portrush? The announcement by Martin Slumbers (Chief Executive of The R&A), was accompanied by some hefty tourism statistics from the 2019 event: “The Open in 2019 was a massive success and showed just how much collective enthusiasm, passion and commitment there is to make Royal Portrush one of the leading venues for The Championship.”

Royal Portrush golf club
ROYAL PORTRUSH GOLF CLUB, OLD COURSE, NORTHERN IRELAND

Northern Ireland as a Destination

The Emerald Isle, as Ireland is affectionately known, is renowned for its great golf courses. Everywhere around The Island there are world-class golf courses that are very popular with international golfers. In the south, you have great courses like Ballybunion, Tralee, Castlemartyr. In the west, you have courses such as Doonbeg, Enniscrone and Carne. Elsewhere, you have courses like Portmarnock in Dublin, Lough Erne in Enniskillen and northern courses such as Rosapenna Resort, Ballyliffin, Castlerock and Portstewart. The small island is teeming with golf courses. We recommend travelling to The 153rd Open Championship with your golf clubs and turning your trip into a world-class Open experience while playing golf in Ireland. Royal Portrush is the jewel in Northern Ireland’s golf crown, comprising the Antrim Coast.

Future Open Venues

The Open Championship venues have been scheduled annually in July through to 2025.

I want to attend The 153rd Open Championship

The 153rd Open Championship at Royal Portrush Golf Club will be one of the biggest yet. The R&A recently announced the addition of a ballot system for tickets. Your official Open experience starts with an Authorised Provider for The Open Championship. Voyages.golf is your Authorised Provider for travel packages to the 151st and 152nd Opens with guaranteed tickets, hotel and play-golf travel experiences. Contact us to start your journey.

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