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It’s like the old saying goes. You wait 68 years for golf’s oldest major to return to Royal Portrush and two come along at once. And now the R&A have announced how to get tickets to the 2025 Open Championship.

It will be the third time the Dunluce Links has hosted the annual battle for the Claret Jug. Max Faulkner was victorious in this picturesque corner of Northern Ireland in 1951, before Shane Lowry cruised to glory much to the delight of a jubilant home crowd in 2019.

Tickets for that championship sold out in record-breaking fashion and set a record attendance for an Open outside of St Andrews with 237,750 fans attending throughout the week.

The 2025 Open promises to be every bit as busy, so here’s how to make sure you have the best chance to grab a ticket.

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Shane Lowry was a popular champion when The Open returned to Royal Portrush six years ago. (Credit: R&A/Getty Images)

2025 Open Championship ballot details

The R&A has announced that the ticket ballot for the 153rd Open at Royal Portrush will be open for one month from July 1 to July 31, 2024.

Once again, it will give fans the chance to submit ticket applications, with the results being announced in stages during August and September.

The ballot ensures all fans have a fair opportunity to attend the Championship, which is taking place from July 17-20 next year.

However, fans must sign up to the One Club, the free-to-join digital membership programme.

From there, ticket prices will start from £25 for an adult on practice days, and £100 for an adult on championship days.

Meanwhile, free tickets will be available to children through the “Kids Go Free” programme, with half-price youth tickets available for 16-24-year-olds. These tickets must also be applied for using the ticket ballot.

A range of premium hospitality experiences can be purchased now, to guarantee a place with a fully inclusive dining and drinks package.

Fans can also take advantage of a Ticket Plus option, which offers an elevated experience with access to a private bar and gourmet food trucks.

Martin Slumbers, CEO of the R&A, said: “The return of The Open to Royal Portrush in 2019 was a huge success and demonstrated the incredible passion that exists for golf throughout the island of Ireland.

“We are anticipating, yet again, record-breaking demand among fans to attend the Championship next year.

“The ticket ballot has proven to be the fairest and most equitable way of allocating tickets and so we are encouraging fans to register this July in order to secure their place at The Open and ensure that they are part of a true celebration of golf.”



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