Have you ever dreamed of visiting St. Andrews? Join us in July of 2015 for a once in a lifetime golf experience in Scotland with the British Open returns to the home of golf - historic St. Andrews. Our exceptional 2015 British Open travel packages can include Open Championship tickets, superb hotel accommodations near to the course, event transfers, and on site staff to assist you. Are you ready to take your game to the Scottish courses? Check out our package options that include tee times at select courses.
British Open Travel Packages
British Open Travel packages include British Open tickets, lodging in the area, daily meals, and match day transfers.
British Open Tickets
Event Date & Time Venue Availability Open Championship - Thursday July 16, 2015 - 10:00 AM St Andrews Golf Club Open Championship - Friday July 17, 2015 - 10:00 AM St Andrews Golf Club Open Championship - Saturday July 18, 2015 - 10:00 AM St Andrews Golf Club Open Championship - Sunday July 19, 2015 - 10:00 AM St Andrews Golf Club
British Open - St. Andrews Scotland
The British Open
The British Open, also called "The Open", is the oldest of the four major championships in professional golf. Out of the major championships, it is the only one held outside the United States. The British Open is played during the third weekend of July, and is the third major played annually. The Open is played at one of nine courses in the United Kingdom. Historic St. Andrews Golf Course will play host to the 144th British Open.
St. Andrews has played host to the British Open 28 times and has had many golf legends tee off on its grounds. Past winners at St. Andrews include Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. The most recent winner was Rory McIlroy who won the 2014 tournament with a slim margin of two strokes.
Tournament Trophy and Purse
With its rich history beginning in 1860, it has evolved quite a bit since then. Its payout for the winner was originally nothing in the first year of the tournament. In 1863, the purse increased to about $50 dollars for the winner. Today its payout is around $2 million for the winner, and has the largest payout of any major tournament.
The most prestigious prize of all is the Claret Jug and the Challenge Belt. The Claret Jug is the famed trophy of the open where the victors name is engraved during the tournament; this led to the famous incident where golfer Jean Van de Velde’s name was engraved prematurely in 1989. The ultimate winner of the 1989 Open was Mark Calcavecchia who stole the title away from Van de Velde, causing a stir in the Claret Jug engraving process.
The Challenge Belt is known for its red Moroccan leather and silver buckle, making it distinguishable from your typical accessory. The item was awarded at the first British Open instead of prize money. The belt itself cost only 25 British Pounds in 1860, but today is roughly $2,200 US Dollars.
British Open Courses
The tournament is known for its breathtaking courses, as The Open is played at some of the most spectacular courses in the world. Additional courses The Open is held at include Royal Liverpool, Carnoustie, Royal Cinque Ports, Turnberry, Prestwick, and many others that span the countryside.
St. Andrews has hosted The Open 28 times, followed by Prestwick Golf Club that has hosted 24 tournaments, finally Muirfield has hosted 16.
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