Join Golf’s Best at the British Open

There’s still time to plan a trip to the Open Championship at Muirfield. Join Tiger, Phil, Rory and other headliners on a fabulous stretch of Firth of Forth shoreline marketed as Scotland’s Golf Coast.

Muirfield (Image: Muirfield)

The scene at Muirfield during the 2002 Open Championship. (Image: Muirfield)

 

Sure, you’ve left it a little late. But tickets are still readily available for the upcoming Open Championship, played July 18 to 21 at Muirfield, a wind-buffeted Scottish links regarded by many as the best of the nine courses currently in the Open rotation.

Officially known as the Home of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, Muirfield is located in the town of Gullane, about 35 kilometres east of Edinburgh in the district of East Lothian. The Open has stopped at Muirfield 15 times, most recently in 2002 when Ernie Els took home the Claret Jug.

Muirfield is the marquee attraction of the 22 courses on or just inland of a gorgeous stretch of Firth of Forth coastline marketed as Scotland’s Golf Coast. Other must-play East Lothian links include famously picturesque North Berwick, Gullane No. 1 and Dunbar.

Most visitors will choose to stay close to the bright lights of Edinburgh and commute to Muirfield on the special GolfLink train service offered from the centre of an architecturally magnificent and culturally rich city of 489,000. Early arrivals can take in a celebration of golf held in Edinburgh’s St. Andrew Square, July 11 to 13. The public is invited to pose for photos with the Claret Jug, receive swing advice from PGA golf pros, and play Muirfield and other famous courses on golf simulators.

And overlapping with the Open is the critically acclaimed Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, July 19 to 28.

Daily tickets to the Open start at $24; weekly passes from $418. Book in advance at tickets.theopen.com. Tickets will also be available at the gate.

 

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