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The 148th Open, Portrush, 14 to 21 July 2019

Portrush is set to come alive when The 148th Open - the oldest Major in the world, returns to Royal Portrush Golf Club, and your business can benefit!


Getting Your Business Ready

For the first time in almost 70 years, this iconic tournament will take place at Royal Portrush Golf Club. There will be an unprecedented media focus, many hundreds of thousands of spectators, a global TV audience of millions and a terrific atmosphere of celebration. We will all want to showcase Northern Ireland as a fantastic destination and to give global visitors a warm welcome. 


Business Toolkit: Top 10 Tips

This toolkit has been developed by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council and Tourism NI to aid local businesses in maximising the commercial potential around The 148th Open. This famous competition is the oldest Major in the world and the only one held outside the US. It doesn’t get any bigger than that. For your local business, let’s really savour this and make the most of every opportunity it brings. This booklet gives you our top 10 tips on how you can engage with The 148th Open, before, during, and after…starting today!  View or Download your copy of thetoolkit  HERE.


Become an Open Expert

Know how to keep up to date and become an Open expert.  Sign up to The Open email newsletter at  The website has concise and up-to-date information on The Open, along with interviews and announcements.  Keep up-to-date by following @TheOpen on Twitter or like The Open on FacebookYou may also be interested in availing of the WorldHost Ambassador for Golf training available between January and March 2019. 


Business Engagement Events

You are warmly invited to attend any or all of our business engagment events in the run up to The 148th Open.   You can also find copies of the presentations from the January 2019 and April 2019 events at the bottom of this page.  

Remaining Business Engagement dates throughout the Borough are as follows:

Business and Community Engagement in Limavady, 30th April, 7-8pm

Business and Community Engagement in Ballymoney  1st May, 7-8pm

Business and Community Engagement in Coleraine, 8th May, 7-8pm

Business and Community Engagement in Ballycastle, 9th May 7-8pm


Please click HERE for links to all Business Events


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Presentation from Business Engagement Session 15th April 2019

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Presentation from Tourism NI: Be Open Ready Toolkit

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Presentation from CCAG Borough Council: Traffic, Transport and Parking

Presentation from NWRC: Foodovation's Food Business Services