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The Open Accommodation FAQ

Below is a list of our most frequently asked questions.

The Open Dates & Venues

Q: Where is The Open 2025 taking place?
A: The 153rd Open 2025 golf tournament will take place at the Royal Portrush Golf Club, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Q: Where is The Open 2026 taking place?
A: The 154th Open 2026 golf tournament will take place at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport, Merseyside.

The Open Accommodation

Q: Are accommodation prices for one week or two?
A: In general the prices listed are for a stay of one week over the period of The Open Golf Championship event unless the homeowner has specified otherwise. Remember many home owners will be happy to negotiate a price and will be flexible with the amount of days you wish to stay.

Q: Are there any hidden charges?
A: No, Accommodation for The Event do not charge commission on rentals or charge service fees! The price you see is the price you pay.

Q: Why should I book with
  • No Service Fees! You get a better deal booking through us. The fact that we don’t charge booking fees means you make a saving of up to 20% on rentals.
  • All properties are reviewed prior to uploading ensuring quality accommodation.
  • Amazing Customer Service! We are delighted to receive your calls and emails, and are here to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable Open experience.

The Open House Rental

Q: What does it cost to list my house on Accommodation for The Event?
A: Listing fee ranges from £145 to £375 depending on the time of upload prior to the event. This range is due to marketing and advertisement costs associated with renting listed properties. As a result the earlier a property is listed prior to the event, the lower the listing fee. Visit our The Open House Rental page to upload your details.

Q: Do you take a commission on the properties rented?
A: No, the homeowner deals directly with The Open Attendee, unlike other providers there are no additional fees on either side.

Q: Do I need to be situated near the event to advertise my house?
A: Properties should ideally be within 90 minutes drive of the venue. The closer a property is to the Open Championship venue or one of the designated park and ride locations the greater it's desirability will be.

Q: Asking price - How much should I charge?
A: When setting an asking price take the following factors into account. The number of bedrooms (how many people you can accommodate), how close the property is to The Open venue, how private the location is (ie. detached, semi-detached, private land) and how much similar houses in your location are charging. If you are unsure on an asking price contact us and we will provide you with assistance.

Q: When should I register my house?
A: We are now accepting houses for The Open 2025 & 2026 events. In general the earlier a property is registered the more exposure and visibility it will get. 

Q: How do I make a payment to list my house?
A: Payment can be made by visa, credit card, paypal, or by cheque.

Q: How long will my house be listed?
A: All properties are listed until the end of their respective Open event dates or until you request to remove your listing.

Q: Can I modify my listing?
A: Yes you can modify or remove your listing at any time. Simply log into your account to manage your listing(s). You will need to use the email address that was used to submit the property.

Q: What are the benefits of advertising on

A: is dedicated to advertising and promoting accommodation for large events including The Open. In the exciting build up to previous Open events our website received over 250,000 hits a month and over 30,000 in one day alone. We have advertised accommodation for all major golf events since 2006 including the most recent events. Our site attracts millions of golfing enthusiasts from around the world and provides easy access to accommodation for upcoming Open events. Other benefits include: 

  • No Commission on all home rentals! It’s only fair; homeowners receive the full rental price, no aimless fees paid to agents.
  • No. 1 organically in search for targeted keywords, generating thousands of daily visitors attending The Open.
  • Ongoing marketing and advertisement campaigns in major Golf magazines!
  • Global social media campaigns attracting Open Attendees!
  • Worldwide Media attention over our 18-year lifespan.
  • Amazing Customer Service! We are delighted to receive your calls and emails.

Q: What do I need to do to prepare my house?
A: Try to keep your house contents and furnishings to a minimum. Remove any personal items, clothing, cash etc. and provide the basic furnishings and appliances. For example beds, wardrobes, tables, chairs, TV, phone, kitchen appliances and utensils. Extra comforts like cable TV and broadband Internet access will increase the desirability of your house.

Q: How are enquires to my listing handled?
A: We encourage homeowners to list their name and phone number so they can be contacted directly by interested guests. We also provide an online form with your listing for people who wish to contact you via email. Enquiries made via the form are emailed on to your own personal email account.

Q: How should I handle bookings?
A: As a guideline we suggest homeowners request a non-refundable booking deposit and a 10% safety deposit in advance and require the remainder paid in full prior to arrival. Safety deposits are returned to renters upon a full inspection of the property on the last day of their stay.

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