Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Please note that season tickets are now sold out - there will be no tickets available to purchase on the gate.

Tuesday Admission: Tickets will be available to purchase at the gate priced £10

Tickets purchased for this event will be sent out on Friday 15th June

Police would like to thank everyone who has attended the first three days of this years Irish Open golf Championship at Royal Portrush, for their continued co-operation in using the Park and Ride facility in place.

The Park and Ride facility is to ensure the smooth running of the ongoing traffic operation and the golfing event. Road signs are in place along the route to Royal Portrush highlighting the areas of operation. With the adverse weather conditions affecting todays play, Police would also like to thank those attending for their patience and understanding, because of the interuption.

Police would continue to request that the public use the facilities as directed.


Spectator Village Steakhouse:

Bookings for the Spectator Village Steakhouse are now been taken. 

Please call 02870 825906 o

r Email: iopen@jccatering.ie

 

TRAVEL TO THE COURSE

For details of travelling to the Irish Open by Public Transport please click here: www.translink.co.uk/irishopen


TRAVEL BY ROAD

It is anticipated that given the high number of spectators likely to attend The Irish Open, the road network in and around the town of Portrush will be busy. The European Tour is urging all motorists to use the designated traffic routes, all of which will be clearly signed by the AA.

ALL ROAD USERS ARE ASKED TO FOLLOW EVENT SIGNAGE WHICH WILL INDICATE PARK AND RIDE LOCATIONS. UNLESS YOU HAVE AN OFFICIAL CAR PARK LABEL YOU WILL NOT BE GIVEN ACCESS TO THE EVENT.

After successful experiences from other leading European Tour events and detailed discussions with the relevant authorities, a coach, rail and “Park & Ride” transport plan has been chosen as the best solution to minimise vehicle flows and reduce potential congestion in the local area.


PARK AND RIDE

The European Tour, in conjunction with Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB),  the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), Coleraine Borough Council, Translink and the Roads Service have studied these arrangements in detail and the overriding objectives are a safe event with minimum disruption to the local communities and ease of access and a warm welcome for all visitors.

It is intended that no golf traffic will be directed to park in Portrush itself and that only Park and Ride locations are used.

Designated routes will lead to Park and Ride facilities operating from all Public car parks. These facilities will reduce delays, allowing motorists to travel free to and from the course on the dedicated buses provided. Translink operators will be on hand to assist with these journeys.

The PSNI encourages spectators to use the Park and Ride facilities to minimise disruption to local traffic and ensure a swift transfer to The Irish Open.

There will be a daily charge of £5.00 per vehicle, payable on arrival only for access to the car parks but thereafter the shuttle service to the golf course will be free.

Please make a note of the location of your car when it is parked. There will be signage to help you do this.

Park and Ride operating times will be as follows:-

Wednesday           08:00hrs                -               18:00hrs

Thursday                06:00hrs                -               22:00hrs

Friday                     06:00hrs                -               22:00hrs

Saturday                07:00hrs                -               24:00hrs *

Sunday                   07:00hrs                -               22:00hrs

 
Whilst all times and distances are given for normal traffic conditions, due to traffic flow conditions during the event, journey times may increase and different routes may be taken. It is hoped that the average transfer time from the Park and Ride to the course will be 15 – 20 minutes.

The shuttle times will run to 22:00hrs most nights of the Championship should spectators wish to eat or spend time in the town of Portrush after the golf has finished before returning home.

*The service will run later on Saturday evening to accommodate those spectators who wish to stay in Portrush town to see the evening fireworks display.

Daily coach parking and pick up point for all private hire buses will be at the existing coach park on Sandhill Drive.

Taxi set down and pick up can be facilitated at the Dunluce Centre, which will be managed by Coleraine Council staff.  This will be communicated to the Taxi Associations.

If you have any queries with regards to your ticket or car parking please visit www.europeantour.com and visit the Irish Open page or call European Tour tickets 0800 023 2557

 

TRAVEL BY RAIL

Translink will provide both coach and rail golf services to ensure visitors enjoy a hassle-free journey and reduce traffic congestion in the area.

In addition to normal scheduled services, extra trains will run from Belfast and Derry – Londonderry to Portrush with tickets available to book online or purchase in advance from main rail stations.

Dedicated golf coach services will depart locations across Northern Ireland and are available to book online only.

Both golf rail and coach return services are £15 per adult and £7.50 per child.  This does not include the cost of admission to the event.

For further information including booking travel tickets  click www.translink.co.uk/irishopen or call the contact centre on 90 66 66 30.


DISABLED PARKING/TRANSPORT

Designated disabled parking for blue badge holders will be in dedicated areas at the front of the Park & Ride car parks. Translink buses will have the facility to transport our disabled guests to the Course.

For those spectators who require further assistance there is a limited dedicated parking area near to the Course and will be issued on a first come first serve basis.  They should call European Tour tickets on 0800 023 2557 to request a pass for this area.

Blue Badge Holders and those spectators with mobility issues car park labels will park free of charge.

 
TRAVEL BY AIR

For all helicopter enquiries please e-mail info@simtech.ie or telephone + 353 1 844 8073.

The nearest airport is Derry (25km from the course) which has regular flights from all parts of the UK.

Belfast International and Belfast City airports are approximately 1hr and 90 minutes respectively from the course.

 
For all further travel details please check www.europeantour.com for updates and we wish you a safe journey to and from the Irish Open.


ACCOMMODATION

For those seeking Accommodation Information, please visit:

www.discoverireland.com/gb/accommodation/

www.discovernorthernireland.com/accomfinder/

www.gotobelfast.com/irishopen

www.causewaycoastandglens.com

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