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Hinako Shibuno with spectators

Spectator Advice


The AIG Women's Open 2022

In 2022, the AIG Women's Open will be played at Muirfield for the very first time.

An historic golf course that has played an integral role in Championship golf, Muirfield will present a wonderful test for the game's greatest golfers.

Our continuing commitment to inspiring the next generation of golfers ensures that children’s tickets are free, meaning families can enjoy a memorable time together at the AIG Women's Open.


Fans watch the action at the 2019 AIG Women

How to get to Muirfield

 

Muirfield is in East Lothian just to the East coast of the capital city Edinburgh. The AIG Women’s Open is accessible by several methods of transportation.

 

By Road


For spectators travelling by road, there will be free parking available on-site (car, motorcycle, minibus, and coach). For those travelling by bicycle there will be free bicycle lock up points available.

Spectators choosing to travel to the event by road will be directed to the AIG Women's Open Parking by Variable Messaging Signs (VMS) and specific black and yellow event signs provided by The AA.


Please note there is no overnight parking on site.


Should you wish to travel by private car or taxi, there is a designated point for drop off and pick up, this can be done in the spectator car park, near the main entrance.

 

For spectators traveling using public bus services. Services pass the entrance to the spectator car park; this is the North Berwick to Edinburgh line 124 provided by Lothian Buses. Please use the stop at Goose on the green which is a short walk to the spectator entrance.


More information on these services can be found here

 

By Train


For spectators travelling by train t
here will be a complimentary bus shuttle service running from Longniddry Train station to Muirfield main entrance.

 

A train timetable can be found here.

The shuttle service will be in operation Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th. Buses start from 07:40 Thursday – Saturday and 10:05 on Sunday, the buses will run regularly throughout the day.

The last bus back to Longniddry Train station will depart the main spectator entrance at 20:20 each day.

 

Please note all shuttle buses will be operated on a first come first served basis.  

If you have any queries regarding accessibility access to the shuttle service please contact +44(0)1334 460010 or email tickets@aigwomensopen.com.


By Air

Edinburgh airport is the closest major airport to the area and is within 40 mins travel via road.

General views of the 3rd hole at the Carnoustie Championship Course

Find Accommodation

Muirfield, located in East Lothian, is just 20 miles from the centre of Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh. There are a range of hotels, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation available, ideal for your stay during the AIG Women's Open.

Carnoustie

App

There are two apps in use at the AIG Women’s Open. The AIG Women’s Open app and The AIG Women’s Open Tickets app.

 

The AIG Women’s Open App

The AIG Women's Open app has a live scoring leader board, with up to date, hole-by-hole scoring from each round. You can customise how your leader board looks, and receive notifications based on your preferences. You can also view pop-ups of every player's full scorecard, all live and within the app.

 

The AIG Women’s Open Tickets App

Tickets for the AIG Women’s Open will be delivered digitally via the AIGWO Tickets App. The AIGWO Tickets App provides a secure means to manage and transfer your tickets. More information about The AIG Women’s Open Tickets app can be found here.


Both apps are available to download now on IOS and Android devices.

Gate Opening Hours

Day Gate Opens    Hours of Play
Thursday 4 August        6:00AM Throughout the day
Friday 5 August 6:00AM Throughout the day
Saturday 6 August 9:00AM Throughout the day
Sunday 7 August 9:00AM Throughout the day

Readmission

For the AIG Women’s Open, all ticketholders will be able to leave the Championship and return later in the day, if it is the same person returning, and they can present a valid ticket and an untampered wristband upon re-entry.

Anna Nordqvist putts on 18

Spectator Experience

Grandstands

There will be public grandstand seats located around the course for spectators to enjoy the action.

Spectator Village

Take a break from the course and spend some time at the Spectator Village at Muirfield. With a number of food and beverage offers, and a giant TV screen, there is no need to miss any of the golf.

In the Spectator Village you will also find the Swingzone, where you can book a free 15-minute lesson with a PGA Professional or take part in the Long Putt Challenge.

You will also have the opportunity to take a photo with the AIG Women’s Open trophy, which will be on display in the Spectator Village at certain times each day.

Large Screens

Keep up to date with all the action through one of the many electronic leaderboards situated around the course, or relax and watch the day unfold on the large video screen located in the Spectator Village area.

Minjee Lee at the Postage Stamp in the final round of the 2020 AIG Women

Food and Beverage

The AIG Women's Open is committed to offering a wide variety of sustainable, locally sourced and healthy food options at catering facilities on course and in the Spectator Village.

A number of hot and cold food outlets will be available, along with a number of beverage outlets. The Championship truly is a celebration of golf and there is nowhere better to celebrate with friends and family.

Free water refilling stations will be available across the AIG Women’s Open with reusable stainless steel water bottles available for purchase. Alternatively, please bring your own from home.

The AIG Women’s Open will be operated as a cashless site and only credit or debit cards can be used to purchase food & beverage.

Beauty shot at Woburn at the AIG Women

Shop

The AIG Women’s Open Shop will feature a range of functional and progressive adidas golf apparel and souvenirs.

The AIG Women’s Open will be operated as a cashless site and only credit or debit cards can be used to purchase goods.

Danielle Kang hitting a shot at the AIG Women

Accessibility

The R&A will do its utmost to accommodate all spectators at the AIG Women's Open. Although all parking is complimentary at this event, please be advised that if you present your Blue Badge on arrival, one of our attendants will direct you to the area reserved for Accessible Parking.

 

Please note that we do not provide wheelchairs/motorised scooters for hire at the event. If you or a member of your group use a wheelchair/scooter, we ask that you contact the Ticket Office on +44(0)1334 460010 or email tickets@aigwomensopen.com prior to the event.

 

Wheelchair viewing areas will be available in front of selected grandstands throughout the course, on a first come, first served basis.  Access will also be available to additional members of your group (a maximum of 2) who will be provided with seating.

 

For mobility impaired spectators who require a seat, accessible positions will be available on a first come first serve basis. During busy periods a portion of accessible positions will be marked for use near entry/exit points. The stands will be manned by Marshals who will be able to assist further on the day.

 

Toilet and Accessible facilities will also be available at various points around the course which will include Ladies, Gents and Accessible units.

 

Fans watch Hinako Shibuno tee off at Woburn in 2019

Safety & Medical

Safety

  • Children should always be accompanied by an adult.
  • Always follow the instructions of Marshals and Officials and stay outside the ropes that bound the golf course.
  • On entry to the venue look for map boards, these will help you find exits, key facilities and they provide other key information. If in doubt, ask an Official or Marshal.

 

Medical

  • A Medical HQ will be available and is located close to the entrance tent.
  • There will also be a number of First Aid Points onsite to assist the Medical HQ. The locations of these will be available in due course.
  • The Medical HQ operates from before the first game tees off until 30 minutes after the last game is finished.
  • Please remember to be well prepared for a day out in both the sun and the rain. Ensure you have suitable walking footwear and appropriate clothing for all kinds of weather. Take plenty of sunscreen with you and wear a hat when necessary.
  • To ensure you stay safe and enjoy the golf, also remember any tablets or medication that you may require, including antihistamines or painkillers for hay-fever or other ailments and plasters for cuts and scrapes. Enjoy your time at the AIG Women’s Open, and we will be there to support you should you need it.

Prohibited Items

• No Ladders, (including step ladders), boxes, crates, (including folding crates), periscopes, selfie sticks and other similar items used to achieve an elevated viewing position.
• No lawn or oversize chairs, folding chairs (with the exception of seating/tripod sticks), or any similar seating item deemed inappropriate by The R&A (or authorised person).
• No items which are, or in the opinion of The R&A (or any authorised person) could be used as a weapon, including firearms, knives, corkscrews and personal protection sprays
• No pyrotechnic devices including fireworks, explosives, smoke canisters, flares, laser pointers or similar items.
• No noise producing devices including air horns, portable speakers, PA systems, megaphones or similar items used for amplification or broadcast.
• No unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), including drones, model aircraft, kites or similar airborne crafts/items.
• No Bicycles (unless authorised by The R&A), skateboards, skates and other ride on equipment, except those required to be used as mobility aids by registered persons with mobility impairment.
• No promotional, commercial, political, religious or items deemed offensive of whatever nature, including but not limited to clothing, banners, signs, symbols and leaflets used for ambush marketing or other similar unauthorised promotional purposes.
• No professional cameras and video cameras or any photographic equipment used for commercial purposes.
• All bags may be subject to search. Oversized bags (greater than A3 in size) deemed inappropriate by The R&A (and/or authorised person) may be denied entry.
• No pets except for service animals.
• No alcoholic beverages.

SPectator advice FAQs

Are tickets still on sale for the AIG Women's Open?

Tickets for the AIG Women's Open are on sale and can be purchased online here or over the phone with a member of our Ticketing Team on +44 (0) 1334 460 010.

Can I purchase tickets at the gate?
Tickets for the AIG Women’s Open will be available to purchase at the gate (subject to availability). Savings can be made by purchasing in advance of attendance.
Can I purchase tickets to attend the practice days of the AIG Women's Open?

Spectators will not be able to attend the practice days of the AIG Women’s Open this year (with or without tickets).

Can I purchase hospitality for the AIG Women's Open?

For any customers interested in hospitality products at the AIG Women’s Open, please contact our Hospitality team at Experiences@AIGWomensOpen.com for further information. 

I have purchased tickets, when will they arrive?

This year, all tickets will be issued digitally. Tickets for the AIG Women’s Open are available now. 

You should have received a text message inviting you to download the AIG Women’s Open Tickets App and claim your tickets. If you have not gotten this message, to get access to your tickets please search for “AIGWO Tickets” within your smart phone’s app store and download the ticketing app.

Please create an account using the email you purchased your tickets with and the tickets will be waiting for you in the app.

More information about The AIG Women’s Open Tickets app can be found here.

How does the 'Kids Go Free' policy work?

All tickets for Juniors (Under 16-years-old as of July 30 2022) are free of charge. However, all Juniors must have a valid course admission ticket to attend the AIG Women’s Open, as well as being accompanied by a responsible adult who also holds a ticket. Junior tickets can be acquired as part of the online ticket purchase journey on AIGWomensOpen.com. Junior tickets will also be available at the gate (subject to availability).

If you would like to add a junior ticket to an existing order in advance, please contact us by email at Tickets@AIGWomensOpen.com, or by phone on +44 (0) 1334 460 010, and a member of our team will be delighted to assist you.

Can I take Pictures or Video at The AIG Women’s Open? 
No still photography or filming of play is permitted at any time at The AIG Women’s Open. No professional cameras such as SLR/DSLR body cameras and/or video cameras or any photographic equipment used for commercial purposes will be permitted at The Open.
Do you have a concession rate for seniors?

We do not offer any concessions for seniors. We offer Adult, Youth (16-25) and Junior (under 16) Daily tickets, in addition to Four-Day Passes and Weekend Tickets.

Do I need to purchase a Parking Pass for the event?

Parking at the AIG Women’s Open will be complimentary and we will encourage driving to Muirfield for spectators wherever possible. Please follow all signage to the event where parking attendants will direct you to the appropriate parking.

I require Accessible Parking for the event - can I book this in advance?

Parking at the AIG Women’s Open cannot be booked in advance. Please follow all signage to the event and advise the parking attendants upon arrival that you require Accessible Parking. Upon presentation of your Blue Badge, the attendants will direct you to the Accessible Parking for the event.

If I want to leave the Championship and return later in the day, is this possible?

For the AIG Women’s Open, all ticketholders will be able to leave the Championship and return later in the day, if it is the same person returning, and they can present a valid ticket and an untampered wristband upon re-entry.

Can I bring my own food and drink to The AIG Women's Open?
Yes, you can bring your own food and drink but alcoholic beverages are not allowed. Alcohol can be purchased at various public catering sites within the venue.
Can I purchase tickets to the AIG Women's Open from another website?

The only official source of tickets for the AIG Women’s Open is via AIGWomensOpen.com. Any tickets made available on websites such as Viagogo, Safetickets.net, Stubhub, eBay or Gumtree are not done so with the permission of The R&A and are subject to unregulated pricing. We have also encountered issues in the past in which photoshopped tickets or cancelled tickets were sold via these platforms. We strongly recommend that customers do not purchase tickets from third party re-sellers as tickets sold on these sites are likely to be refused entry to the Championship. 

I can no longer attend. Can tickets be returned?

If you wish to cancel your order, you may do so by informing us within 48 hours of purchase. If you would like to be considered as an exception to the above policy, please contact us at Tickets@AIGWomensOpen.com, explaining your circumstances. Any refund requests made after August 2 2022 cannot be facilitated under any circumstances.

Ticket FAQs For any questions regarding Tickets, please see our Ticketing FAQs here.

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