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The Open 2017 - Course Protection

In the run up to the 146th Open we will be working closely with the R&A and STRI to ensure that the links are presented in the best possible condition for the Championship.

Various course protection measures will be considered including the potential use of astro-turf mats to protect fairways. The level of protections required will be determined by prevailing weather conditions and a range of other factors, but self-evidently are likely to become more comprehensive as we move closer to the Championship.

We believe that the opportunity to play the links in close proximity to The Open is an experience that visitors will treasure, but wanted to make you aware of these possible issues.

Also, in preparation for The Open, the course will close to visitors from December 2016 up until the end of March 2017 and then reopens for April and May closing again until after the Championship. Bookings for visitors will be taken from Monday 31st July 2017.

If you have any queries please contact the Secretary's office.

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