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 2019, the British Open returns to the Royal Portrush course, making a historic return to Northern Ireland for golf's oldest and most international Championship after nearly 70 years. This is only the second time in the event's history that it is being staged outside of Scotland and England.
The British Open 2019 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 Royal Portrush, register your interest now and you'll be the first to know of our British Open golf packages.
The British Open is rich in history, as it has been played for well over 100 years, this is a definate bucket list item to tick off.
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.