Ticket Ballot For the 151st Open At Royal Liverpool Goes Live

Here's how to get your hands on tickets for The 2023 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool

Rory McIlroy holds the Claret Jug at Royal Liverpool
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Tickets for the 151st Open at Royal Liverpool are now available following the R&As announcement last month that it will retain the ballot process it used for this year's tournament. 

Next year's Open will take place between 16 and 23 July at the historic Wirral links. It will be the 13th time the venue has held the tournament, and the first since 2014, when Rory McIlroy lifted the famous Claret Jug. 

The ballot will run until Wednesday 20 July with the results due to be announced by the end of September. It will only be open to members of The One Club, the free-to-join membership programme. However, even if you're not currently a member, you can still sign up at www.TheOpen.com (opens in new tab) and enter the ballot.

The move follows unprecedented demand to attend The 150th Open. More than 1.3 million applications were received for tickets and this led to the highest-ever number of general admission tickets being issued to fans from across the world, with a record-breaking 290,000 fans set to attend the milestone Championship. The R&A hope to ensure as many fans as possible can attend next year's event too.

Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said: “We introduced a ticket ballot for the first time in the history of The Open for St Andrews to give as many people as possible the chance to attend the Championship and it proved to be very successful. We know the demand is growing and that the ballot is the fairest and most equitable way to give fans around the world the chance to secure tickets. We greatly appreciate the enthusiasm that fans have for The Open and look forward to welcoming as many of them as we can to Royal Liverpool next year.”    
Ticket prices for The 151st Open will start from £95 for an adult on Championship days and from £25 on practice days. The R&A reinvests the revenues generated by The Open in growing golf around the world and is currently investing £200 million over a ten-year period.

The R&A is fully committed to encouraging more children and young people to attend The Open and free tickets will be available, through the ballot, to children as part of the successful and long-running “Kids go Free” programme, with half-price youth tickets also available for 16–24-year-olds. The 150th Open saw 20 per cent of the general admission tickets going to people aged under 25, while 20,000 kids will gain free entry to the event.

Fans can also guarantee their place at The 151st Open by choosing from a variety of fully inclusive, premium experiences. Visit www.TheOpen.com/Hospitality2023 (opens in new tab) for further details.

Mike Hall
Mike Hall

Mike has 25 years of experience in journalism, including writing on sports such as golf, football and cricket. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly, he is dedicated to covering the sport’s most newsworthy stories. Originally from East Yorkshire, Mike now resides in Canada, where the nearest course is less than a mile from his home. It’s there where he remains confident that, one of these days, he’ll play the 17th without finding the water. Kevin Cook’s acclaimed 2007 biography, Tommy’s Honour, about golf’s founding father and son, remains one of his all-time favourite sports books.