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It is anticipated that given the high number of spectators attending the 144TH Open at St Andrews, the surrounding road network will be busy. To ensure the best possible flow of traffic, Police Scotland is urging all motorists to use the designated traffic routes, which will be clearly signed by the AA. Visitors and spectators are advised to turn off their satellite navigation systems and follow the appropriate signage. From the North via the Tay Road Bridge: On the A92, continue to the Forgan Roundabout, then turn left on to the A914/A919 to Guardbridge via Leuchars and then join the A91 to the Public Car Parks. From the North via Perth: Exit the M90 at Junction 9. Take the A912 then A913 through Newburgh, turning left on to the A92 and continue to the Forgan Roundabout. Thereafter, turn right on to the A914/ A919 to Guardbridge via Leuchars and then join the A91 to the Public Car Parks. From the West via the Clackmannanshire Bridge: Follow the A977 to Junction 6 of the M90. Continue north on the M90 to Junction 8, then take the A91 towards St Andrews and the Public Car Parks. From the South: Cross the Forth Road Bridge and follow the M90 to Junction 2A, thereafter following the A92 to Glenrothes (Preston Roundabout), A911/A915 through Leven and on towards the Public Car Parks.
Using Park & Ride: Designated routes will lead to Park & Ride facilities operating from some Public Car Parks. These facilities will reduce delays, allowing motorists to travel to and from the course on dedicated buses provided. Spectators are strongly encouraged to use the Park & Ride facilities to minimise disruption to local traffic and ensure a swift transfer to and from the 144TH Open. Car Parking: Weekly Car Park passes are available at a cost of £60.00. Weekly passes are only available in advance from TheOpen.com or The Open Ticket Office (01334 460010) and are subject to availability. Daily Public Car Parking, payable in advance or on arrival, will cost £10.00 from Sunday 12 to Tuesday 14 July and £15.00 from Wednesday 15 to Sunday 19 July. Please note that when purchasing parking at the Public Car Parks only cash is accepted.
Travelling by Rail: An all-inclusive ticket has been created to provide a convenient way to reach the 144TH Open. The ticket provides train travel to Leuchars plus a bus link to the course. An enhanced rail service will also be provided. For more details please refer to TheOpen.com Travel by Bicycle: A designated Bicycle Park will be located near to the course. Cyclists are encouraged to follow road signage to Purple Car Parks and then follow the appropriate signage. Please note that bicycles are not allowed into The Open and are left at the Bicycle Park at owners’ risk. Travelling by Air: St Andrews is served by Dundee Airport (15 miles), Edinburgh Airport (48 miles), Glasgow Airport (82 miles) and Aberdeen Airport (83 miles). For details regarding Helipad operations please refer to TheOpen.com Coach Park: A Coach Park is located near to the course and drivers are advised to follow the appropriate AA signage. Daily Coach Parking, payable on arrival only, is available at a cost of £40.00. Please note that when purchasing parking at the Coach Park only cash is accepted.
Spectators with mobility impairments who intend to purchase tickets in advance or on the day at the gates are advised to telephone The Open Ticket Office (01334 460000) for details on access and Car Parking arrangements.
MOBILE DEVICE & CAMERA POLICY A strict policy will be in place to ensure play is not disrupted in any way. • 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.
Junior Tickets - Terms and Conditions (Kids Go Free) 1. Children under 16 years of age on 11 July 2015 are eligible for free Junior tickets. These are available on a pre-booked basis or at the paygate in accordance with the following: 2. Applications for pre-booked Junior tickets must be submitted by a responsible adult who holds a valid course admission ticket (Adult or Concession (16-21 years)) and who will accompany the Junior while in attendance at the event. Applications must be submitted prior to the Championship (before 26 June 2015) by applying in writing to: The Open Ticket Office, The R&A, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9JD. The application should be accompanied by a suitable form of age identification (e.g. letter from school or golf club) for each child applying for a Junior ticket. Please state which day(s) the Junior(s) wishes to attend and the number of tickets required. 3. A child who arrives at the paygate without a pre-booked Junior ticket, but who is accompanied by a responsible adult who holds a valid course admission ticket (Adult or Concessions (16-21 years)), will be admitted free of charge on the day and will be given the appropriate ticket at the paygate. 4. Where you are the responsible adult accompanying a child for the purposes of that child obtaining a “Kids Go Free” Junior ticket, you are responsible for the supervision of that child during the event.
GATE OPENING TIMES Approximate daily opening times: Sunday 12 July ............... 9.00 a.m. Monday 13 July .............. 7.00 a.m. Tuesday 14 July.............. 7.00 a.m. Wednesday 15 July ......... 7.00 a.m. Thursday 16 July ............ 6.00 a.m. Friday 17 July ................. 6.00 a.m. Saturday 18 July ............. 7.00 a.m. Sunday 19 July ............... 7.00 a.m. HOURS OF PLAY (*denotes approximate times) Daily tee times are as follows: Sunday 12 to Wednesday 15 July Players practising throughout the day. Information will be available on TheOpen.com and will be displayed on Practice Starting Times boards. Thursday 16 July First: 6.25 a.m. ....... Last: 4.06 p.m. Friday 17 July First: 6.25 a.m. ....... Last: 4.06 p.m. Saturday 18 July First: 9.00 a.m.* ..... Last: 3.00 p.m. Sunday 19 July First: 8.30 a.m.* ..... Last: 2.30 p.m. MOBILE DEVICE APPS A complimentary Wi-Fi network, providing access to The Open App, will be available. The App will provide the ultimate way to enjoy The Open, as it happens, on the move. The interactive course guide will allow you to track your favourite golfers around St Andrews, providing live scoring, video highlights and latest news. All versions of the App can be downloaded via Apps.TheOpen.com BANKING SERVICE 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 Spectator 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 and HSBC Advance customers can enjoy complimentary refreshments in the HSBC Premier lounge located within the branch. Opening hours are 8.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. Sunday 12 - Sunday 19 July. LEFT LUGGAGE FACILITIES There will be several complimentary left luggage facilities located throughout the Spectator Village, operated on a first come, first served basis. Please note that security bag searches may be in operation. CATERING FACILITIES Enjoy a wide selection of food and drink at one of our many licensed catering points both on the course and within the Spectator Village. OFFICIAL PROGRAMMES Programmes may be purchased from kiosks at The Open. In addition, they will be available by post from Friday 10 July 2015. Phone Freephone number 0808 100 7377 with your credit or debit card details. Alternatively, you can order online from TheOpen.com. LARGE SCREENS Keep up-to-date with all the action through one of the many electronic leaderboards situated around the course. Or relax and watch the day unfold on the large video screens located in the Spectator Village area. BINOCULARS Nikon is a Patron of The Open Championship and a full range of binoculars is available for hire from the Nikon Marquee in the Spectator Village. ACCOMMODATION 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 or email enquiries@StayatTheOpen.com HSBC GOLF ZONE Back for the fifth year in a row is the hugely popular HSBC Golf Zone that 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. THE OPEN SWINGZONE A tireless team of expert PGA professionals provide free golf lessons all week at the highly popular Swingzone. Come along early and book a time to avoid disappointment. AUTOGRAPHS To assist players and spectators, a specific autograph area will be designated and clearly signposted. MASTERCARD In the run-up to the Championship, there will be chances to win Priceless experiences, privileged access and unique offers courtesy of MasterCard. To find out more go to TheOpen.com/mastercard and be sure to visit the MasterCard Club in the Spectator Village.