GATE OPENING TIMES
- Sunday 14 July — 9.00am
- Monday 15 July-Wednesday 17 July — 7.00am
- Thursday 18 July-Friday 19 July — 6.00am
- Saturday 20 July — 7.00am
- Sunday 21 July — 7.00am
HOURS OF PLAY
- Sunday 14 to Wednesday 17 July — Players practising throughout the day. Practice Day Tee Times will be available at TheOpen.com in due course and will be displayed on Practice Starting Times boards.
- Thursday 18 July — First Tee Time: 6.30am Last Tee Time: 4.21pm
- Friday 19 July — First Tee Time: 6.30 am Last Tee Time: 4.21pm
- Saturday 20 July — First Tee Time: 9am (approx). Last Tee Time: 3pm
- Sunday 21 July — First Tee Time: 8.30am (approx). Last Tee Time: 2.30pm
For further details about Official Hospitality, please use the following contact details.
Tel: 0844 371 0883
For information regarding hotel and bed & breakfast accommodation, plus information for those seeking private accommodation by way of renting houses, please go to TheOpen.com/accommodation or email enquiries@StayatTheOpen.com
MOBILE DEVICE APPS
Spectators will be able to keep up-to-date with all the action around the course thanks to a host of official android, ipad and iphone apps. These apps can be downloaded in July via TheOpen.com.
MOBILE DEVICE & CAMERA POLICY
A strict policy will be in place to ensure play is not disrupted in any way. Highlights of this policy include;
• All devices must be in SILENT mode at all times.
• Calls must be placed or received in approved designated areas, referred to as “Mobile Device Zones”.
• No audio or video capture is permitted at any time.
• No still photography is permitted on Championship Days.
• Data use (e.g. texting, e-mail, website access, etc) is permitted throughout the golf course. Volume must be muted at all times.
Spectators who breach any provision of this policy will be subject to the terms and conditions of ticket sales.
Approximately 20,000 public seats will be located around the course and at the Practice Ground. Reserved grandstand seats at the 18th can be purchased in advance at tickets.TheOpen.com. Please note that smoking and alcohol are not permitted on grandstands.
To assist players, a specific autograph area will be designated and signposted at The Open. Spectators should not ask players for autographs outwith this area.
A comprehensive service throughout the course and Tented Village will keep spectators fully informed.
Keep up-to date with the action on the large screens located in the Tented Village.
FACILITIES FOR THE DISABLED
The R&A endeavours to provide a standard of accessible facilities for visitors and spectators with disability, including those using a wheelchair.
Access to the Tented Village and to the 18th green is available to wheelchair users as it is across relatively level ground. An area is reserved for wheelchair users at the 18th green and is operated strictly on a first come, first serve basis. This facility will be popular, particularly on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July when large crowds are expected. As space is limited, access for accompanying carers will also be restricted.
Some areas on the golf course are unsuitable for many spectators, particularly those in wheelchairs, with rough and sloping ground which can become soft and slippery in wet conditions. However, a number of areas on the golf course are more suitable than others for wheelchair users, with a central tarmac path crossing specific points on the course, including the 4th Green, 12th Green, 13th Tee, 17th Green, and 18th hole. Marshals have been requested to assist in asking spectators to allow wheelchair users to access the front of the rope line where possible.
Wheelchair-accessible toilets will be provided in the Tented Village, to the right of the 1st hole, to the right of the 4th green and to the left of the practice ground. The majority of catering facilities, merchandise tents and spectator experience areas will be accessible for wheelchair users.
Information regarding Disabled parking can be found here.
If you have limited mobility and would like further information concerning provision for wheelchair users, please call The R&A Ticket Office (01334 460000).
Please be reminded that under wet conditions the ground may become slippery and appropriate footwear should be worn. Observe the instructions of marshals at all times when on-course and on grandstands.
MEDICAL AND FIRST AID
Full medical and first aid facilities will be available at several points around the course and in the Tented Village.
NO STEP LADDERS
Step ladders or similar are not permitted within the paygates.
Pets are not permitted within the paygates and we respectfully suggest that you do not leave your pet in the car.
Situated within the Tented Village, the Information Centre can offer assistance with travel and general enquiries, including information about The Open 2014 at Royal Liverpool.
LEFT LUGGAGE FACILITIES
There will be several complimentary left luggage facilities located throughout the Tented Village, operated on a first come, first served basis. Please note that security bag searches may be in operation. No valuable, or computer equipment will be accepted. The R&A accept no liability and items are left at the owners risk.
There are many licensed catering points both on course and within the Tented Village.
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide this facility for children of the general public, given the size of the expected crowd.
Programmes may be purchased from kiosks at The Open. In addition, they will be available by post from Friday 12 July 2013. Ring Freephone number 0808 100 7377 with your credit or debit card details. Alternatively, you can order on the internet from www.thepplgroup.com
Nikon is a Patron of The Open Championship and a full range of binoculars is available for sale or hire from the Nikon Marquee in the Tented Village.
THE R&A SWINGZONE
Free lessons available all week from PGA professionals in The R&A Swingzone facility
HSBC GOLF ZONE
Back for the third time is the hugely popular HSBC Golf Zone which gives all spectators the opportunity to test out their golf skills and the chance to win a host of daily prizes. The HSBC Golf Zone is free of charge and welcomes all spectators.
This will feature the exclusively designed and produced Open Championship Collection for men, women and children including apparel, headwear, outerwear and golf accessories. Ralph Lauren, Official Outfitter to The Open Championship, will also present their RLX Golf, Polo Golf and Ralph Lauren Golf ranges. Bag drop, onward shipping and VAT refund facilities will be available.
HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. As a Patron of The Open Championship, HSBC will provide a full service HSBC branch in the Tented Village enabling spectators to access money, free of charge, from several ATMs. Additionally, Personal Advisers will be on hand to discuss any business, personal and foreign exchange requirements. HSBC Premier customers can enjoy complimentary refreshments in the HSBC Premier lounge located within the branch.
Opening hours are 8.00am — 6.00pm, Sunday 14 — Sunday 21 July.
Throughout The Championship there will be chances to win Priceless experiences, privileged access and unique offers courtesy of MasterCard, so make sure you visit the MasterCard Concierge in the Tented Village and talk to one of the MasterCard staff to find out more.