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St Andrews, Old Course

The Open at St Andrews 2022

In July 2022, the world’s best golfers will arrive in St Andrews to play the 150th Open Championship at the iconic Old Course. Past winners of The Open at St Andrews include greats of the game like Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. This is without doubt one of the biggest days in the golfing calendar and the event is set to draw record crowds. Will you be there? 

Read on to find details of where to stay for The Open, how to get to St Andrews, tips for extending your trip and how to play golf in Scotland

How do I get a ticket for The Open 2022?

Due to high demand for tickets, a ballot was opened between July and October 2021. That ballot is now closed, with just under 1.3 million ticket applications received. You will no longer be able to enter a ticket application.

Didn’t manage to get a ticket?

There are lots of opportunities to watch top class golf in Scotland during the summer months. Tournaments like the Genesis Scottish Open and the AIG Women’s Open offer a great opportunity to see the world’s best golfers in Scotland, the home of golf. 

The Open will bring many visitors to St Andrews and accommodation is likely to be booked up quickly. However, you can stay in a variety of areas surrounding the town with good transport links to the event. As St Andrews is in Fife, you may want to explore accommodation in Fife first, but don’t discount areas further afield, including Dundee & Angus, Perthshire and even Aberdeen

Travelling to The Open at St Andrews

You can fly into Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow and travel onto St Andrews from there. The closest airports are Edinburgh and Dundee. Buses to St Andrews run from Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow. You can also catch the train from Edinburgh or Aberdeen to the nearby town of Leuchars and take a short bus ride to St Andrews. During The Open there will be special services running, so keep up to date closer to the time. Check out these useful links for public transport info:

Don’t forget to pop in to the VisitScotland iCentre in St Andrews when you arrive, particularly if you are a first-time visitor. Our advisors are passionate about St Andrews and the Kingdom of Fife and will provide you with inspiration on where to visit.

Extend your Stay in Scotland

The Open takes place over four days but that shouldn’t stop you planning a longer trip to Scotland. It’s the perfect opportunity for an extended stay. Whether you want to play golf in Scotland yourself, enjoy a city break or see some of Scotland’s famous landscapes and nature, you have lots of options – take a look below for some of things we think you might enjoy.