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Looking to see the 150th Open at St Andrews live? It’ll cost you as much as $11.5K

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The Swilcan Bridge. The Claret Jug. A star-studded field.

The 2022 Open Championship will certainly be one for the ages — in fact, it will mark the 150th such event, with the celebration delayed a year due to this year’s cancellation.

Want to be part of the fun? Some tickets have just gone on sale, but they’re part of “hospitality experiences” released Saturday by the R&A — and they aren’t cheap.

In fact, the top-tiered weeklong tickets run about $11,500, after taxes are added. So what does that kind of coin get you in return?

• Official Admission ticket to the 150th Open with Fast Track entrance
• Located on the fourth floor of the Old Course Hotel with stunning views of the Road Hole and across the famous Links course
• Reserved seating in the 18th green grandstand
• “Behind the scenes” experiences with unprecedented access to restricted areas at the Open such as the NBC Studio, Media Center and other VIP experiences
• Personal shopping experience
• Q&A with a past or present player
• Access to the West Deck Terrace at The Old Course Hole l
• Reserved parking pass (1 per 2 guests)
• Private tables to suit your group size
• Full TV coverage of play throughout the facility
• Private restroom facilities
• Welcome desk with experienced hosting staff

And don’t forget the food and drink package, which includes:

• A full Scottish breakfast with a selection of fruits, pastries, juices and specialty coffee
• Á la carte lunch menu featuring local and seasonal produce
• Traditional afternoon tea upon return from the golf course
• Complimentary premium drinks package including Champagne, fine wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks
• Access to the Whisky Tasting Room

So you’re not exactly roughing it.

“We recognize it has been a very challenging year for our fans around the world and we are delighted to give them something to look forward to. The 150th Open promises to be an unmissable event in the global sporting calendar and we have seen a real sense of urgency among fans to make sure they are part of this special occasion at the Home of Golf,” said Brett Tonkyn, Head of Hospitality at The R&A.

“Our official hospitality packages will provide fans with a magnificent setting to enjoy and celebrate this historic Championship and we are encouraging those fans wanting to experience the 150th Open in this unique way to act fast to secure their place at St Andrews.”

Other packages including fewer amenities have also gone on sale and get as low as $525 for a single day and can be found here. General tickets for the 149th Open at Royal St George’s Golf Club are also available, but those same tickets have not yet been made available for the 150th event.

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