146th Open Championship
The Open Championship, or simply The Open, is the oldest of the four major championships in professional golf. Held in the United Kingdom, it is administered by The R&A and is the only major outside the United States. The Open is currently the third major of the calendar year, following The Masters and the U.S. Open, and preceding the PGA Championship
One of the finest links courses in the UK, Royal Birkdale will host The Open for the tenth time in 2017.
The course was first established in 1889, but was extensively redesigned in 1922 by Fred Hawtree and JH Taylor to create the current layout, which winds its way through the sand dunes towering over each of the fairways.
Since first hosting The Open in 1954, the course has been (alongside Royal Lytham) the most regular venue for the Championship other than St Andrews. At Birkdale’s first Open, Peter Thomson won the first of three in succession; he returned to the same course in 1965 to add his fifth and final title.
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.
EasyGolf Worldwide travel and tours are available to meet all of your travel requirements for the 146th British Open. We can tailor make your package to suit your requirements and arrange your air travel as required.
— Premium self drive golfing experiences
— 8 nights from Saturday 16th July 2017
— 5 games of golf (St Andrews Old Course guaranteed) and final weekend at the Royal Birkdale British Open
— Golf at Turnberry, Royal Troon, Muirfield, St Andrews (Old Course), Prestwick, Carnoustie or Kingsbarns
— Final Weekend access to Royal Birkdale for the 146th Open Championship
— Accommodation at Turnberry Resort, Fairmont St Andrews & Birkdale
— Package per person (twin share, self drive, excluding airfares)