Official programmes
Programmes may be purchased from kiosks at the Championship. In addition, they are available by post. Telephone the freephone number 0808 1007377 with your credit or debit card details or order on the internet from or

Cameras are not permitted at Carnoustie on Championship days.

Grandstand facilities
Approximately 16,000 seats are located around the course and at the practice ground. Smoking and alcohol is not permitted in grandstands.

Play-off holes
If the tournament is tied, the four-hole play-off will consist of the 1st, 16th, 17th and 18th holes.

Information centre
The Championship Information Centre, situated within the Tented Village, can offer assistance with travel and all general enquiries.

Facilities for the disabled
Viewing facilities have been set aside at a number of greens for those in wheelchairs. Disabled toilets with ramps are located as near as possible to these areas. Contact The R&A Ticket Office for car parking and further information.

Banking service
The Royal Bank of Scotland, Patron of the Open Championship, will be providing a comprehensive banking service, including Cashline (ATM) facilities. At the Championship, it makes no charge for cashing personal cheques of customers of other UK banks when the cheque is supported by an appropriate cheque guarantee card.

RBS is creating pre and post Open Championship podcasts which can be downloaded from

Television Coverage
BBC Sport will have approximately 60 cameras around the Carnoustie course, and will broadcast more than 35 hours of the event. Panoramic shots will be shown from cameras hundreds of feet in the air, and a fleet of radio cameras on the ground will show the action close-up. Radio Five Live and Radio Five Live Sports Extra will also have live commentary throughout the tournament.