The 148th Open is coming to Portrush
The 148th Open will be held in Portrush from July 14th – 21st 2019.
It is set to be the biggest sporting event ever staged here with an anticipated audience in the region of 190,000 spectators in attendance.
Outside the ropes, Portrush and the wider Borough will come alive with a festival of activities and attractions to complement the action on the course. This animation will help to showcase why the Causeway and Glens is a great place to live, work and visit and will ensure it is a truly memorable occasion.
Portrush is currently undergoing a £17m regeneration programme funded by the Department for Communities. This includes a new train station, enhanced public realm, a Revitalise scheme aimed at business properties and a series of Urban Development Grants which aim to bring derelict and vacant properties back into economic use and act as a catalyst to leverage private sector investment. The programme represents a huge opportunity for Portrush and reflects its status as Northern Ireland’s premier tourist resort.
This multi-million pound regeneration work, alongside Council’s programme of events, will ensure Portrush is looking its very best as we prepare to welcome the golfing world.
Council is working closely with The R&A, Tourism NI and Royal Portrush Club ahead of the event to ensure The 148th Open is a memorable and successful experience for everyone.
Image above courtesy of Imagine Media