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Open for business: 12-19 July 2015, St Andrews, Scotland

Posted: 2nd March 2015

The Open Hospitality LogoThe Open helps cement business relationships like no other major sports event. For a start, time is on your side, with the sporting action and relaxed hospitality present throughout the day. This summer from 12 -19 July, The Open is back in St Andrews – the home of golf – and sales of tickets and increasingly-accessible hospitality packages are at record levels with a number of options already sold out.

Newcomers to The Open will encounter a bandwagon of would-be corporate hospitality hosts but The Open Hospitality Programme is the only ticket and on-course hospitality provider approved by The R&A. No other company can offer facilities within the historic boundaries of the Old Course or guarantee tickets.  The programme also pledges a proportion of profits go to local golf development projects providing an immediate legacy of the Championship for young people entering the sport.

The Open Hospitality Programme offers a wide range of corporate hospitality options from on-course private chalets through fine-dining course perimeter hotel suites and bistro style catering in the increasingly popular Champions Club. Located next to the 16th fairway on the Old Course, The Champions Club is making its first appearance in St Andrews. Introduced at Hoylake, it combines admission ticket, Spectator Village location, exclusive entertainment and all-day hospitality. Dining is informal so patrons are free to come and go as they please to relax and refuel throughout the day. Club facilities include a private garden complete with live TV on a giant screen, constantly updating leaderboard displays and a competitive long putt challenge.

Unique to St Andrews is a range of hospitality options in hotels that sit on the fairway edge, the Old Course Hotel that runs along the side of the 17th, and the Macdonald Rusacks Hotel next to the 18th. Hospitality packages range from £345 a head in The Champions Club to £899 in the Rocca restaurant next to the 18th hole.

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