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Open Fairways - the ‘world’s local green fee programme’

Green fees for as little as HALF PRICE in the UK, Ireland and around the world with Open Fairways! Only £59!

Established for over 15 years, Open Fairways is the leading provider of green fee incentives throughout the world and the only choice for the discerning golfer.

The Open Fairways concept is simple - members and their guests (up to 8 players can use a single card) have the opportunity to play quality golf courses, either locally or abroad, at affordable prices.

The Open Fairways Membership Card

This is your chance to experience what members of Open Fairways enjoy week in week out... unprecedented choice at a fraction of the cost.

From playing golf at a local course or hidden gem, to a day out at a Championship course, to arranging a golf break in France, Spain or Portugal and beyond, the fully transferable Open Fairways Privilege Card delivers the ultimate value and choice.

Membership is your passport to exclusive, typically half price green-fee savings for up to eight golfers on any one visit – perfect for golfers of all abilities and if you regularly play with friends or family.

The programme features many top ranked venues such as Turnberry, Gleneagles, Lahinch, Royal Dublin, Royal St. David’s, Trevose, Fulford Heath and Brocket Hall as well as hundreds of local courses and hidden gems.

With a growing list of international venues, including Portugal’s Praia D’El Rey, Spain's La Manga Club, Sweden's Barsebäck and China's Mission Hills, there really is something for every discerning golfer, including the new Links Collection

Membership benefits include:

• Exclusive green fee offers at 1000+ premier courses throughout GB & Ireland
• Exclusive green fee offers at 800+ International venues including France, Spain and Portugal
• The Open Fairways Links collection boasting 100 of the finest links courses in the UK and Ireland
• Average saving of £75 per fourball
• Fully transferable membership card valid for 12 months
• Unrivalled discounts at 9000+ hotels in 140 countries worldwide including 200+ hotels in Ireland alone (

Course examples and savings:

  1 Ball Savings 2 Ball Savings 3 Ball Savings 4 Ball Savings
IRELAND Co. Louth - €31.25 The Island - €57.50 Lahinch - €93.75 Royal Dublin - €250
ENGLAND Trevose - £32.50 St. Mellion International - £90 Berwick-upon-Tweed £57 The Grove - £350
SCOTLAND Panmure - £34 Gleneagles Kings Course - £155 Dundonald Links - £142.50 Turnberry Ailsa - £190
WALES Conwy - £12.50 Royal St. Davids - £30 Pennard - £45 Aberdovey - £50

Comparison to voucher schemes:

• One Open Fairways card is equivalent to a full year’s unlimited supply of vouchers
• The cost of an Open Fairways membership equates to the same cost as purchasing sufficient vouchers to cover just 8-10 fourballs per year.
• The Open Fairways card not only gives more choice but also gives exclusive discounted access to premier courses nationally and internationally, only promoted by Open Fairways
• The prestigious image of the black Open Fairways membership card ensures you are recognized as a member as opposed to a token user.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How long are The Open Fairways Membership cards valid for?
Our current batch of Membership Cards are valid until 30th June 2016

Q. How do the green fee offers work in practice?
It really couldn't be easier. Simply pick a course from the lists provided here on Golf Today: England - Ireland - Scotland - Wales - Continental Europe - Asia - Australasia, or visit the Open Fairways website. All the information you need is provided, including course descriptions and contact details. Just telephone or email the course to book a tee time and be sure to tell them you're an Open Fairways Member. On the day, show your Membership Card and pay your reduced green fees. Simple!

Q. Are there any restrictions as to when I can claim the golf or hotel discounts?
No, generally just the normal visitor rules apply.

Q. Do all the golfers in my party need to be members to be entitled to the savings?
No, your Card covers up to 8 golfers on any one visit.

Q. Can I only use my Card once at each participating golf course and hotel?
No, each establishment can be visited at least twice each year at your privileged rates, and many courses will allow you to use the 2 for 1 offer as often as you wish.

Q. Do you require a handicap certificate to be able to play the participating courses?
Certain golf courses (less than 5%) may require a handicap certificate. Please check on our relevant course page, or ask the club when booking your tee time.

Q. Am I the only one who can use my Membership Card?
No, your Card is completely transferable so you can give it to your friends, family or business associates so they can play or stay with Open Fairways.

Q. I am not even a golfer!
That doesn't matter. The Card can be used completely independently in certain countries to book superb hotels at preferential room rates, allowing you to enjoy short or long leisure breaks in beautiful locations at half price! Click here for further information.

Open Fairways Discount Scheme

Q. How do I find out which courses participate in this scheme?
A. Look for the OPEN FAIRWAYS icon (right) within our course directory on the course pages or the country/region/county index pages. You can also click on the following links to find full lists of participating golf courses in England - Ireland - Scotland - Wales - Continental Europe - Asia - Australasia

Q. Can we just turn up at a course with my Card and play?
A. No. You must telephone or email the course in advance and book a tee time, specifying the number of players and that you will will be using your Open Fairways Membership Card.

Q. Does my membership expire?
A. Yes. However, membership is always for a minimum of twelve months, and sometimes slightly longer, depending on when you order.

Q. Are the Membership Cards transferable?
A. Yes. The Open Fairways Card is not nominative, so you can share it with family, friends and colleagues, and up to eight people may play on a single visit with one Card.

Q. My friend is a member at a participating club. Can I get the discount on a member's guest green fee?
A. No. The Membership Card is not valid in conjunction with other promotional offers.

Q. How much can I save with Open Fairways?
A. With over 1800 courses available around the world, this varies very much according to where you choose to play. In most instances, however, the Open Fairways membership cost will be covered by the savings on your first two- or four-ball, and at the most prestigious and expensive venues the savings can easily exceed £100 a visit! (Click here for some examples)

Q. How quickly will I receive my Membership Card if I order online?
A. We aim to process all orders within 48 hours of receipt and they are dispatched by Royal Mail with First Class postage.

Q. How many Cards can I order?
A. The minimum order is one Card, and there is no maximum. However, in most cases there is no need to order more than one (please see the next FAQ in this respect).

Q. Would I be eligible for a discount if ordering more than one Card?
As with our other green fee schemes, we offer one free Card for ten purchased. However, most purchasers need never order more than one, since each Card allows up to eight players to receive the discount on a single visit, and the Cards are completely transferable among your family, friends and colleagues.

Q. What if I have more questions?
A. Please get in touch via our "Contact Us" page


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Terms & Conditions

These are the simple steps you need to follow when using your Card.

Open Fairways Discount Scheme

Participating courses are clearly marked with the OPEN FAIRWAYS icon (right) on the county or regional listings, as well as on the course page itself, just below the 'Visitors' information.

1. Telephone or email your chosen golf club in advance to arrange your tee times, and be sure to declare your intention to use your Open Fairways Membership Card, as well as the number of players (up to eight may play with just one Card). Tee times are subject to availability. In Asia, please contact the Open Fairways local offices for reservations, details here)

2. Read any requirements and restrictions carefully for the golf club you intend to visit. Certain clubs may require a handicap certificate or impose other requirements such as Soft Spikes only. These are listed in the course directory, though it's also wise to double check exactly what the club requires when booking.

3. The special Open Fairways rate only applies in the season and on the days and times specified by the club. When you make the telephone or email booking, the course will confirm any restrictions.

4. The Open Fairways Membership Card is for casual play only and is not valid for substitute or part payment for society/corporate bookings of more than 8 golfers. Any exceptions to this rule are at the complete discretion of the golf club and require the express agreement of the Golf Manager at the time of booking.

5. A current Open Fairways Membership Card must be presented along with the balance of the green fees payable. All the golfers must tee-off together based on the standard, adult, visitor green fee rates.

6. Open Fairways applicants must be aged 18 or over. It is at the discretion of each participating course whether or not they permit any junior green fee rate to be applied to the Open Fairways terms and can be checked at the time of booking.

7. Please observe the dress code of each club you intend to visit. Failure to do so may result in you being refused access to the course and/or the clubhouse.

8. Certain participating clubs reserve the right to restrict the number of times in any 12 month period that a membershp card holder may avail of the special Open Fairways rates. It is essential to check after the first round whether or not a club imposes such restrictions.

9. The Open Fairways Card may not be used in conjunction with club competitions such as Open Days or any other short-term promotional offers. The green fee offers do not apply to visitors' rates when playing with a member of a participating club.

10. Occasionally a new or temporary member of the pro shop staff may be unaware of the Open Fairways arrangement. In the unlikely event of this arising you should ask to consult the golf manager for clarification.

11. Golf Today will inform the Open Fairways scheme owners of the new Member's name and contact details, so that Open Fairways can, as and when appropriate, inform the Member of special promotional offers and new benefits available to Card holders.

For complete details on savings please visit You will also find further information and help with booking your tee time by visiting the regional Open Fairways websites below:

For Cyprus, France, Germany Spain and Portugal:

For Sweden, Norway and Finland:

For Australia and New Zealand:

For China & Macau, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Cambodia, Vietnam and Sri Lanka: Please also note that for reservations in Asia, it is necessary to contact the Open Fairways Call Centers, and not the clubs themselves.

Details are:

For China/Hong Kong/Macau:
Phone +86 (0)769 2247 2270;

For South East Asia:
Phone +66(0)2 343 1851;




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