The Open Returns to Royal Portrush in 2025
Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland is set to host The Open again in 2025.
The Open generated more than £100 million for the economy of Northern Ireland in 2019 attracting a record attendance for the championship outside of St Andrews of 237,750 fans throughout the week. More than 5,400 hours of television coverage were broadcast to hundreds of millions of viewers globally as Irishman Shane Lowry lifted the famous Claret Jug beating Tommy Fleetwood by six shots.
Martin Slumbers, R&A Chief Executive said, “We could not be more thrilled to be bringing the Open back to Royal Portrush in 2025. There will be huge excitement among golf fans around the world to see the best men’s players facing the challenge of these magnificent links once again.
“The Open in 2019 was a massive success and showed just how much collective enthusiasm, passion, and commitment there is to make Royal Portrush one of the leading venues for the championship and to build a distinctive golf tourism brand for Northern Ireland. We greatly appreciate the support we have received from the Northern Ireland Executive, our partner agencies, and, of course, from the club and its members. We look forward to working with them to deliver another fantastic celebration of golf in four years.”
Dr. Ian Kerr, captain of Royal Portrush, said, “We are delighted to see the return of the Open to Royal Portrush Golf Club. This is one of the biggest sporting events in the world and to see it return to Northern Ireland and Royal Portrush so soon, is a recognition of the excellent work done by all involved in 2019. The Open in 2019 created a positive festival atmosphere in the area and we look forward to hosting this wonderful event once again.”
The Open will be held at St. Andrews next year, Hoylake in 2023, and Royal Troon in 2024.