For pleasure or corporate hospitality reasons, a trip to iconic classiclinks to watch the world’s elite golfers compete is a highly rewarding choice. Golf hospitality venues, from Royal Birkdale at Carnoustie to New York’s Shinnecock Hills Golf Clubfor the US Open and the 2019 Ryder Cup venue at Saint-Quentin-En-Yvelines, Île-De-France, deliver excellence in every moment. Experience far more than standard ticket holders at a world class golf event in 2019.
The Open is one of the four major golf tournaments; winners secure their place in history. The 2018 Open, the 147th, was won by Francesco Molinari, the first professional Italian player to win a major.
The 148th Open at Royal Portrush takes place between 14th – 21st July 2019; tickets are selling quickly so please don’t miss your chance to host a private party or corporate hospitality event.
Impress guests with the sophisticated off course facilities and opportunities, marvel at the brilliance of talented golfers, new and experienced, and create memories which will live long in the memory for all the right reasons. Chat, network, roll out marketing initiatives, encourage brand loyalty and relax. Every penny spent on golf hospitality is wise with an enviable return on investment.
The Open golf hospitality venue debate
As the 147thOpen took place in July 2018, The Scotsman reported on concerns that Carnoustie might have staged the event for the final time.
Carnoustie was left off the Open venue list for 24 years until 1999 and it hosted again in 2007. In 2018 it has invited debate after the captain of Carnoustie Golf Club, Bill Thompson, claimed in a BBC interview that residents are being inconvenienced by the tightening of security, parking restrictions and changing ticket policies. “We have 14,000 residents and we’re not built for 45-50,000 people.”
He added, “…for the first time, we have actually seen pieces of the golf course torn up for corporate hospitality tents and we have already lost several weeks of play and will lose more before they come back into play.”.
His view has been countered by R&A (The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews)chief executive Martin Slumbers, “If you go back to 1999, the Open here transformed Carnoustie, in terms of the money that was invested in the golf course and the golf club, and it brings great value to the town for decades to come.”
Johnnie Cole-Hamilton, the R&A’s director of championships commented, “In the 20 Opens I’ve been involved in, this has been one of the most positive experiences I’ve had in building a modern Open Championship…I would say the co-operation we’ve had from clubs…from Carnoustie Links and Angus Council, has been a positive experience. There’s absolutely adequate space here, and there’s no concern from my perspective.”
Time will tell who wins the debate.
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