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The 148th Open at Royal Portrush in 2019

Northern Ireland will play host to The Open Golf Championships for the very first time in 2019 when the tournament takes place at Royal Portrush in July.

Literally hundreds of thousands of golf fans are expected to arrive in Norther Ireland for this historic even where the bookies expect the home grown talent of Rory McIlroy to be the favourite to take home the world famous Claret Jug.

How to Get to Northern Ireland for the 148th Open at Royal Portrush in 2019

There are two airports in Northern Ireland, Belfast City which handles the majority of domestic flights from other parts of the UK and Ireland and Belfast International Airport, which (as the name suggests) handles the majority of international arrivals from Europe and around the world.

If you are travelling from England, Wales or Scotland, FlyBe and Easyjet operate a large range of flights from regional airports around the UK to Belfast, whilst British Airways also operate daily flights from London Heathrow.

International flights are also available with Jet2 from New York, Virgin Atlantic operate flights from Florida and Norwegian Airlines operate flights from Boston.

For visitors wishing to attend The Open from other parts of the world flights to London, Nice, Paris, Berlin connect to flights into Belfast and many more airlines fly into Dublin which is located around 2 hours drive from Belfast.

Playing Golf in Northern Ireland

Some of the very best Links Golf Courses in the world are located in Northern Ireland and the majority are available to play during the week of the 148th Open at Royal Portrush in 2019.

The ten best golf courses in Northern Ireland, (excluding Royal Portrush) that are available to play are as follows:

  1. Royal County Down (Championship Course)
  2. Portstewart (Strand Course)
  3. Lough Erne (Faldo Course)
  4. Castlerock (Mussenden Course)
  5. Malone (Drumbridge & Ballydrain)
  6. Ardglass
  7. Belvoir Park
  8. Clandeboye (Dufferin)
  9. Royal County Down (Annesley)
  10. Royal Belfast

Tickets for The Open in 2019

Tickets are not yet on sale for the 148th Open at Royal Portrush in 2019, however to keep up to date with all of the latest ticket information and to buy tickets whien they do go on sale, please visit

Hospitality Packages for The 148th Open at Royal Portrush in 2019

For people who enjoy a bit of luxury when watching the golf, Official Hospitality packages are also available. Packages include access to the course, complimentary food and drinks and some packages also include great viewing positions on the golf course.

Full details of the hospitality packages that are available for the 148th Open at Royal Portrush can be found by clicking on the following link: