Golf British Open
16 - 22 July 2018
AT A GLANCE
Dates: 16 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
Venues: Carnoustie Golf Links
Destinations: Angus, Scotland
Since its inception in 1860, the British Open has been played over some of the world’s most renowned links courses.
The event has produced an incredible legacy of great champions, including Seve Ballesteros, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson. It is the oldest international championship in professional golf and the Claret Jug, first presented in 1873, is one of the most iconic trophies of all time.
In July 2018, the British Open returns to Carnoustie Golf Links in Angus, Scotland. This historic course has recorded golf being played as early as the 16th century. Carnoustie has hosted seven Open Championships and is considered as one of the toughest golfing venues in the world, especially when the weather conditions become a serious factor.
The British Open 2018 will once again see the world’s top qualifying golf players meet in the UK summer to compete to become the “Champion Golfer of the Year” and lift the iconic Claret Jug. If you would like to catch the action live at Carnoustie, register your interest now and you'll be the first to know of our British Open golf packages.
Angus is known as the birthplace of Scotland. In 1320, the Declaration of Arbroath was signed at Arbroath Abbey, marking Scotland's establishment as an independent nation. For visitors, Angus is a county that has it all: rolling hills, sandy beaches, championship golf courses and historic castles. It is an area rich in Pictish history, with many remnants (such as the sculpted stones of Aberlemno, St Vigeans, Kirriemuir and Monifieth) still visible today. Other notable historic sites worth visiting include Glamis Castle, Arbroath Signal Tower museum and the Bell Rock Lighthouse. With farming and agriculture as the primary industry in the area, Angus is home to some of the finest fresh produce in Scotland, and dining out here is a delicious experience. Try some local flavour and order the world-famous Aberdeen Angus beef, Arbroath Smokies, or indulge in artisan street food. Be sure to wash it down with local vodka (made from potatoes) or gin flavoured with local berries. Enjoy the many fascinating visitor attractions, go on a bike ride through the Angus countryside, take a scenic trip on the historic Caledonian Railway, explore the beaches and lochs and make memories that will last a lifetime.