2022 will see the 150th tournament of the Open Championship, hosted at the iconic St. Andrews Golf Course on the East coast of Scotland. This will be the 30th time that the historic club has welcomed the world-famous sporting event. Speaking publicly, Royal & Ancient golf clubs Chief Executive Martin Slumbers said he expected, “Exceptional demand”.
To date, the Championship, which will be played at St. Andrews from 10th-17th July 2022, has seen 85% of its packages already purchased. Ticket ballots for the much-anticipated occasion will run from 1st July until the 4th of October 2021, with this being the first time that organisers allocate attendance by a Wimbledon-inspired system. In a statement about the new process, officials gave reassurance that there will be a balance of allocations to “Ensure every generation of fan will be able to attend the celebrations”.
A brief history of golf in Scotland
Scotland’s relationship with the game of golf is one of great importance. It’s widely accepted that the sport originated here in the Middle Ages, with the first records dating back to the 15th century. The Old Course at St Andrews is thought to be the oldest golf course in the world, and so it comes as no surprise that it has been chosen to bring the game home for this exciting anniversary.
Arrive to the original home of golf in style by private charter
With audiences flying in from across the globe to witness their favourite golfers battle it out for top placement, many of them are choosing to make their flight part of the experience. A bespoke charter by helicopter or private plane removes concerns around cancellations, delays, safety, and long airport waits.
From light bites to your favourite cuisine, flying private allows for a catering experience tailored around the needs of you and your guests with VIP catering freshly delivered for your flight. Why not order a bottle or two for a Champagne toast on arrival?
How to book private flights to St. Andrews and the Open Golf Championship
Destination Venue – The Old Course in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
Competition Dates – Thursday 14th July 2022 to Sunday 17th July 2022. Additionally, practice days starts on Sunday 10th July
Scotland’s size lends itself well to travel, and those flying to the Open Golf Championship have multiple arrival/departure options:
Leuchars Airport – 3k
Dundee Airport – 24km
Edinburgh Airport – 79km
For tour groups hoping to explore Scotland and play a few rounds of golf across multiple courses before heading to the tournament, there are also a number of options further afield:
Aberdeen – 129km
Glasgow – 132km
Glasgow Prestwick – 169km
Helicopter charter to St. Andrews
Not only does the Old Course Hotel overlook the distinguished links courses, but its helicopter landing site takes you to the heart of the action. The AA Five Star-awarded St. Andrew’s hotel is the perfect destination for golf lovers, boasting one of the most iconic views in the golfing world.
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