The Open Championship 2018

Exclusive Open Experiences including tickets, hotels, golf & party!

Your Golf Travel offers a host of Exclusive 2018 Open Experiences including

Your Golf Travel is the only travel company to offer every tournament guest:



You are booking with a golfing expert, your golf consultant will tailor your experience perfectly to ensure a memorable visit to Carnoustie

Exclusive Experiences

Exclusive Experiences

Whether it is playing other courses on The Open rota prior, meeting former players or enjoying luxury hospitality.

Darren Clarke

The YGT Open Party

An exclusive invitation to Your Golf Travel clients, 2017's party is hosted by Your Golf Travel ambassador Darren Clarke

Weekend Tournament with Rail

  • Saturday & Sunday Tournament Tickets
  • 2 Nights B&B (arrive Fri)
  • Return Rail Tickets from Aberdeen to Carnoustie (Sat & Sun)
  • On-site Event Management Staff
From £389

Tournament Weekend - Perth

  • Sat & Sun Tournament Tickets
  • 3 Nights B&B (arrive Fri)
  • YGT Party invite (Fri)
  • Daily return transfers to The Open
  • On-site Event Management Staff
Darren Clarke
Station Hotel
The Royal George
Mercure Perth From £639
Salutation Hotel From £699

Ultimate Open Experience

  • Open Champioship Season Ticket
  • 5 Nights B&B (arrive Wed)
  • Round of golf at Castle Course, St Andrews
  • YGT Party invite (Fri)
  • Daily return transfers to The Open
  • On-site Event Management Staff
Darren Clarke
Hotel Du Vin  

Tournament Weekend with Golf

  • Sat & Sun Tournament Tickets
  • 3 Nights B&B (arrive Fri)
  • Round of golf at Murrayshall
  • YGT Party invite (Fri)
  • Daily return transfers to The Open
  • On-site Event Management Staff
Darren Clarke
From £679

Opening Round with Golf - Dundee

  • Thu Tournament Ticket
  • 3 Nights B&B (arrive Tue)
  • Round at Gleneagles (Kings course)
  • Round at Panmure Golf Club
  • Return transfers to The Open
  • On-site Event Management Staff
From £599

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

  • Fri, Sat & Sun Tournament Tickets
  • 4 Nights B&B (arrive Thu)
  • YGT Party invite (Fri)
  • Daily return transfers to The Open
  • On-site Event Management Staff
Darren Clarke

3 more reasons why YGT makes your 2018 Open Championship trip special

On-site concierge

On-site concierge

Our experienced event staff are on hand to ensure your trip to The Open at Carnoustie is as memorable as possible.

Whether it is securing a restaurant reservation, organising a last-minute round of golf or assisting with travel arrangements, our team will be on hand to help during your time at The Open.

The Open Experience

Make your own experience
at The Open

For many golfers they will enjoy our Open experiences as they are, we always enjoy putting together bespoke itineraries to make your trip as perfect as it can be.

A great tip for those booking early is to include a round at some of the local courses to Carnoustie, perhaps the pick of the bunch is Panmure Golf Club which was the venue picked by Ben Hogan prior to his win at Carnoustie in the 1951 Open Championship, which incredibly was his only appearance.

Access to top golf courses

Extend your stay with golf
at some of Scotland's
best golf courses

Whether it is a round at 2014 Ryder Cup venue Gleneagles, a trip to the world famous Old Course at St Andrews or perhaps a day at the modern classic that is Kingsbarns Golf Links, golfers are spoilt for choice when visiting Carnoustie for The Open. We have access to a limited number of tee-times so please enquire as soon as possible to secure them.

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The 2018 Open Championship at Carnoustie


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We are pleased to offer a host of experiences for The Open including Tickets, Open Championship Hospitality, hotels and golf.

Your Golf Travel's experiences for The Open are located within nearby locations including Perth, Dundee and St Andrews.

Hospitality at The Open Championship
available on all tournament packages

What's included:

  • Select from a choice of options including The Champions Club and The 1860 Club
  • Prime Viewing spots located within the spectator village
  • Perfect for entertaining clients and watching the action unfold
  • Fast Track entrance to The Open included

About The Open Championship

Golf's oldest Major Championship is regarded by many as the most prized title to claim. Since starting in 1860, The Open has been played at 14 different courses ranging from Prince's in Kent, which has held The Open just once, in 1932, to The Old Course at St Andrews which has held a record 29 championships since it's first in 1873. The championship differs from the other 3 Major Championships in that it has always been contested over links golf courses. These fast running layouts can provide huge drama with the requirement for shot making imperative to navigate across the humps, hollows and pot bunkers which line the playing surfaces. The additional factor, which has been associated with many Open Championships, is the Great British weather. Whether this is the incredible events which took place during The Duel in Sun at Turnberry with stunning weather and unforgettable golf by Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus, or it is the strong winds and rain that tested the world's best against the likes of Royal Birkdale or Muirfield.

With some of the best ever players amongst those who have claimed The Claret Jug, The Open is a tournament woven into the game's rich tapestry. Whether it is Harry Vardon, the man who made the overlap grip so popular it carries his name, with his record 6 victories or the scenes at Royal Birkdale in 1976 which launched the great Seve Ballesteros to the forefront of world golf, there are so many memories and shots that have contributed so greatly to the game's history. Famous golfers who have claimed the title include record Major winner, Jack Nicklaus who not only achieved 3 victories but also a record 7 runners-up spots, or Bobby Jones who in claiming his 3rd Open in 1930 was able to complete the Grand Slam of both Amateur and Open Championship in Great Britain as well as victories in The US Open and US Amateur, this feat has never been matched.

Past Open Championships at Carnoustie Golf Links

The Championship Golf Course at Carnoustie has previously held 7 Open Championships. The past 3 Championships have been won in a playoff with Padraig Harrington (2007), Paul Lawrie (1999) and Tom Watson (1975) all triumphing to claim the Claret Jug. Prior to that Gary Player (1968), Ben Hogan (1953), Henry Cotton (1937) and Tommy Armour (1931) all won over the challenging links near Dundee on Scotland's East coast. It is perhaps Hogan's victory that stands out amongst Open's at Carnoustie. In his one and only appearance in an Open Championship, Hogan won with a score of -6 by 4 shots. This victory was the third Major victory of the year, having claimed The Masters and US Open prior. With The USPGA clashing with The Open, he was unable to claim a Grand Slam of Major victories in the same year. Hogan remains to this day the only golfer to have claimed the first three Major Championships of the year.

Hogan's name has been marked on the course with the 6th hole being recognised as Hogan's Alley, during all four rounds of the Championship, Hogan was able to thread his ball between the fairway bunkers on the right hand side and the out of bounds post which borders the left, it is considered one of the toughest drives at Carnoustie, if not The Open rota.

The Open Dates 2018

The 147th edition of The Open Championship will take place between Monday 16th and Sunday 22nd July 2018. The actual tournament will take place between Thursday and Sunday with practice days organised for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The event will take place on The Championship Course at Carnoustie Golf Links.

The exact tee-times and gate opening / closing times will be released nearer the date.

The Open Monday
(Practice Day)

Monday Practice Day - players pick / organise their own tee-times these are released on the day
Gates Open:
Mon, 16/07/2018 at 8:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Mon, 16/07/2018 6:00 p.m.

The Open Tuesday
(Practice Day)

Tuesday Practice Day - players pick / organise their own tee-times these are released on the day
Gates Open:
Tue, 17/07/2018 at 8:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Tue, 17/07/2018 6:00 p.m.

Practice Day
Gates Open:
Wed, 18/07/2018 at 8:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Wed, 18/07/2018 6:00 p.m.

Opening round of The Open at Carnoustie, tee-times and pairings are released the week of the event
Gates Open:
Thu, 19/07/2018 at 8:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Thu, 19/07/2018 6:00 p.m.

Second round of The Open at Carnoustie - same pairings as Thursday
Gates Open:
Fri, 20/07/2018 at 8:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Fri, 20/07/2018 6:00 p.m.

Third round of The Open at Carnoustie - cut is made after two rounds
Gates Open:
Sat, 21/07/2018 at 8:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Sat, 21/07/2018 6:00 p.m.

Final round of The Open at Carnoustie - presentation of The Claret Jug and, if applicable, The Silver Medal
Gates Open:
Sun, 22/07/2018 at 8:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Sun, 22/07/2018 6:00 p.m.