Voyages.golf has become an Authorised Provider for the 151st and 152nd Open Championships.
The R&A has transformed the look and feel of golf’s oldest major championship into one that befits the longest-running golf championship in the world. Voyages.golf’s parent company has been an Authorised Provider for the 148th, 149th and 150th Open Championships, and has also been granted an extension of this status through to 2024. The Open Championship has previously been known as the British Open. Next year’s Open Championship will be the Event’s 151st rendition; Royal Liverpool Golf Club at Hoylake will host The Open Championship between 16 – 23 July 2023.
The two brands (Events Travel and Voyages.golf) will offer distinctly different travel packages to Royal Liverpool and Royal Troon in 2023 and 2024. Events Travel focuses on the shorter to mid-length stays centred around cities and offering more freedom for golf fans to move around of their own accord. Voyages.golf will offer higher-end, tailored golf travel solutions with play-golf and golf-immersive tours being the direct focus surrounding each Open Championship.
What is an Authorised Provider for The Open?
Each year, general admission tickets and some hospitality tickets have become available directly through The Open. These tickets are issued months in advance of the event and usually sell out quickly. From the 150th Open Championship, tickets will be released through a ballet system akin to the US Masters at Augusta. This makes gaining access to general admission and hospitality tickets a game of chance in that your tickets are not guaranteed through the ballot system.
The Authorised Provider program was set up for the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush to huge success. It grants certain tour operators guaranteed access to a selection of general admission or hospitality tickets to the event in the understanding that these will be sold as part of a travel package for the event. “The R&A has partnered with a select number of companies who have been authorised to sell official hospitality and ticket packages to The Open, often in conjunction with a range of other experiences (for example: travel, accommodation and golf tee times).” – The Open.
The benefits of accessing official hospitality or general admission tickets through an Authorised Provider are numerous. First, you have direct access to official Open Championship tickets well before the ticket ballot is drawn. Second, those wishing to travel to The Open from afar will have access to other travel packages and services well before they can book through any normal system, making complete travel experiences with access to The Open guaranteed. Third, you can book with peace of mind knowing your official tickets are sourced from The Open through their Authorised Provider Program and are guaranteed.
Voyages.golf is thrilled to become part of this program and looks forward to providing immersive experiences for The Open Championship. Please note that tickets and/or hospitality packages purchased from third party organisations who are not authorised to do so will be refused entry at The Open.
I want to travel to the 151st or 152nd Open Championships
Voyages.golf and Events Travel offer comprehensive travel packages to The Open Championships. Please contact us for more information on how to register your interest for these events. Packages will be on sale soon.