Golf British Open

The Open Championship at Carnoustie Golf Club

2018 marks the eighth time Carnoustie Golf Links will have hosted the Open Championship. Located not far from the birth place of golf the Open Championship is a great way to experience the British way to play the game.

This links course is known to be one of the most difficult golf destinations in the world and it is a perfect stage to watch the world`s best golfers go head to head.

The perfect golf weekend a waits. Come be a part of golfing history at the 2018 Open Championship with Grand Prix Tours.


Airport Transfers, Tickets and Accommodations

Our package includes private Airport Transfers to and from your hotel. While airline tickets are not included in our package our office can certainly help you find a flight that will complement our trip.

A General Admission Ticket to the 2018 Open Championship is included in our package. We also offer amazing hospitality add on`s that will make your time at the Open truly memorable.

Accommodations have been made at a wonderful hotel just down the street from the old course at St. Andrews. Located less than 25 miles away from the Carnoustie Golf Links you`ll be able to explore the birthplace of golf while you`re not at the course.

Click Show Packages below to learn more and to book your Open Championship experience. Please also feel free to call our office at 1 800 400-1998.



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RACE TICKETS

Saturday 1-Day
*Champions VIP Club [+]   $795.00
Sunday 1-Day Tickets
*Champions VIP Club [+]   $795.00

* indicates ticket is on request
- Tickets are not included with your hotel package and are offered separately as there is usually a choice.
- Additional charges apply if tickets are purchased without accommodations. Please contact our office for details and for race ticket only sales.
- Additional options that are not listed here may be available.
- All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars.

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OVERVIEW

The Open
The Open is the oldest major championships in golf and was first played on the 17th October 1860 at Prestwick Golf Club in Scotland. The inaugural tournament was a very Scottish affair with only eight professionals playing three rounds on the twelve-hole Prestwick Golf Links. During the first ten years the winner took home a red-leather Challenge Belt with a silver buckle. It was retired in 1870 after young Tom Morris had won the belt three consecutive times and he was allowed to keep it. From 1871 the Open was administered by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.

As the Open grew in importance the 1873 Open championship was moved away from Prestwick to the home of golf at St Andrews where they introduced the Claret Jug trophy for the champion. Some 20 years later the Open was played for the first time outside Scotland at the Royal St George`s Golf Club in Sandwich on the coast of Kent. The Scots had won every Open for the first thirty years.

By 1920 it attracted professionals from all over the world. In the twenties and early thirties American professionals won twelve of the fourteen Open championships with the English winning the next six before WWII started. At the end of hostilities Sam Snead won the first post war Open with a prize of 150 UK Pounds in 1946. Over the past seventy years the Open has gone from strength to strength and is the most prestigious golf tournament in the world, with prize money in excess of one million UK Pounds to the champion.

It is the golf tournament that every golf professional wants on their resume

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