Attending The Open is a thrilling experience, especially this year as we celebrate the 152nd edition at the iconic Royal Troon Golf Club. Known for its rich history and challenging course, Royal Troon has witnessed some of golf's most memorable moments including Arnold Palmer’s legendary victory in 1962 and the infamous “duel of the sons” between Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson in 2016.

Here’s how to make the most of your visit:


1. Embrace the History and Atmosphere

The Open, often referred to as the oldest championship in golf, brings together the world's best players. This year at Royal Troon, you'll walk the same fairways as legends like Tom Watson.

The course is renowned for its stunning seaside views and notoriously tough back nine, especially the famous 8th hole, "Postage Stamp," the shortest yet one of the trickiest holes in major championship golf.


2. Book Early

Secure your tickets and accommodations as early as possible. The Open is a magnet for golf enthusiasts worldwide, so options can fill up quickly.

Consider staying in nearby towns like Prestwick or Ayr if accommodations in Troon are fully booked. These towns offer convenient access and a charming local atmosphere.

Make sure to book restaurants too as these fill up quickly – you don’t want to miss out on dinner!


3. Plan Your Itinerary

Familiarise yourself with the event schedule and course layout to catch all the key moments.

Best Vantage Points: The grandstand at the 18th hole offers a prime view of the final dramatic moments. Also, check out the vantage points near the 8th and 11th holes for exciting play.


4. Dress Appropriately

Check the weather forecast and dress in layers to adapt to changing conditions.

Comfortable shoes are essential, as Royal Troon’s terrain will have you on your feet, traversing dunes and fairways.


5. Stay Hydrated and Nourished

Bring a refillable water bottle to keep hydrated throughout the day.

Enjoy the diverse food offerings on-site, but packing some light snacks can help keep your energy up without missing any action.


6. Arrive and Leave in Style with Edinburgh Executive Travel

Take the stress out of your journey by booking our luxury chauffeur service.

Enjoy the comfort of a high-end vehicle, allowing you to relax and take in the scenic drive along Scotland’s beautiful coastline.

Our professional chauffeurs ensure timely and seamless travel, so you can focus on enjoying The Open.

After an exhilarating day, leave the venue with ease, avoiding the hassle of traffic and parking, as your chauffeur whisks you back in comfort and style.


7. Bring Essentials

Essentials like sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and a portable phone charger can make your day more comfortable.

A small backpack or bag is handy for carrying your belongings, ensuring you have everything you need without being overburdened.


8. Follow Event Etiquette

Respect the rules and guidelines of The Open. Silence your phone, avoid flash photography, and follow directions from event staff.

Be considerate of fellow attendees, particularly when moving through crowded areas or finding your viewing spot.


9. Enjoy the Experience

Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of The Open. Engage with fellow fans, soak in the historic ambiance, and relish the chance to see the world’s top golfers compete on one of golf's most storied courses.



By following these expert tips and booking your luxury chauffeur either online here or by calling 0131 3000 998, you'll ensure a memorable and stress-free experience at the 152nd Open at Royal Troon.


Enjoy the tournament and make the most of every moment!

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