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What to Wear to The Open at Royal Troon

Attending The Open at Royal Troon Golf Club? Our comprehensive guide has got you covered! Learn what to wear to look stylish and feel comfortable, from travelling to the event, spectating on the course, and making a statement in the 18th Grandstand. Stay prepared and fashionable with our top outfit and accessory picks.

27 June 2024 Words by Danielle 6 minute read What to Wear to The Open at Royal Troon

Table of Contents

  1. What To Consider When Picking An Outfit For The Open At Royal Troon Golf Club
  2. What To Wear When Travelling
  3. What To Wear Spectating On The Practise Ground
  4. What To Wear When On The First Tee
  5. What To Wear Following Your Favourite Group
  6. What To Wear On The 18th Grandstand
  7. What To Wear In The Open Hospitality
  8. What Accessories To Wear To The Open At Royal Troon Golf Club
  9. Where is The Open Merchandise Pavilion?
  10. FAQs
  11. Final Thoughts

The Open at Royal Troon Golf Club is one of the biggest events of the year, so there's no wonder the dates for the Championship are marked off on your golfing calendar! But how do you prepare for such a big event? And what do you wear?

Well, we're glad you asked! At Glenmuir, we're all about keeping you looking your best both on and off the course. And with our range of golfing attire designed specifically for The Open, you won't step out looking anything but your best.

So, if you want to look sharp and impress the rest of the guests at this year's Open, let's get into your outfit choices. We'll also discuss where and when to wear them, and what accessories you need to pack.

What To Consider When Picking An Outfit For The Open At Royal Troon Golf Club

When you're planning your outfits for The Open Championship, the one major thing you'll need to consider is the weather. After all, you don't want to be stuck on the golf course and feel too hot or too cold! Instead, you'll want to plan ahead and pick outfits that will work for the local weather conditions.

Since The Open is taking place at the Royal Troon Golf Club in mid-July, you'll want to plan around the forecast for this time period. Generally, you can expect daily temperatures of around 18°C (65°F), with midday temperatures sometimes spiking as high as 22°C (72°F). In the early mornings and evenings, though, it's a little cooler and can range between 8°C (46°F) and 14°C (58°F).

Although it's typically overcast, there are times when the sun peeks through the clouds, meaning it can get pretty warm. However, there's also a chance that the clouds darken, followed by light showers and wind on the course. For this reason, planning outfits that you can layer is really helpful - especially when you wear an outfit that is suitable for the mild weather while also having a lightweight jacket on hand.

What To Wear When Travelling

When you're travelling, casual golf wear is usually acceptable. But you're going to want to pick an ensemble that is both stylish and comfortable. That way, when you arrive at the Royal Troon Golf Club, you'll still be ready to step out on the golf course and watch the Championship.

Ideally, men should wear a collared shirt and tailored pants or trousers. Women, on the other hand, can wear a pair of well-fitted trousers and a sleek polo shirt.

Just remember to have a light, waterproof jacket on hand in case the weather is a little nippy when you arrive. The Open g.Crail midlayer for men and The Open g.Indy midlayer for ladies are the perfect midlayers for flights, trains or travel - soft, easy to slip on and off and keep off the chill.

Below, we've put together some casual golf clothing combinations that will be suitable for travelling and wandering around the greens:

Ladies: The Open Paloma Golf Shirt; Kaley Golf Trousers; The Open Whisperdry Aurora Golf Jacket

Men: The Open Ethan Golf Shirt; Keble Golf Shorts; The Open Whisperdry Pro-Lite Golf Jacket


g.THE OPEN PALOMA The Open Ladies Performance Pique Golf Polo Shirt s.THE OPEN WHISPERDRY AURORA The Open Ladies Concealed Hood Lightweight Waterproof Golf Jacket
 s.THE OPEN WHISPERDRY PRO-LITE The Open Mens Whisperdry Lightweight Waterproof Golf Jacket  g.THE OPEN ETHAN The Open Mens Tipped Performance Pique Golf Polo Shirt


What To Wear Spectating On The Practise Ground

When you're attending golf tournaments as a spectator, it's usually acceptable to dress in relaxed golf wear. However, it's important to remember that you always want to look well-put-together and refined, no matter what you're wearing.

This typically means a tailored pair of pants such as khakis or golf trousers and a sleek, fitted golf shirt. And yes, that goes for both ladies and gents!

You can also finish your outfit off with a breathable sweater to protect you come rain or shine. Just keep in mind that if you have to take your sweater off, you'll want to have somewhere to store it. You definitely don't want to have to walk around with it all day! So, it might be a good idea to also bring along a small bag or backpack.

Ladies: The Open Sophie Polo Shirt; Phoebe Golf Pedal Pushers; The Open Ladies Saltire Sweater

Men: The Open Muirhead Golf Shirt; Ross Golf Trousers; The Open Eden Sweater

What To Wear When On The First Tee

The first tee of The Open typically takes place both in the mornings and in the afternoons. But it's the mornings you're going to want to pay special attention to since it can get pretty nippy out on the golf course during this time.

For this reason, you may want to pack a lightweight jacket or sweater to keep you warm and protect you from the chilly wind. Ideally, you'll want to pack something that is breathable, too, just in case the weather decides to warm up (but isn't quite warm enough for you to be without a sweater). A short-sleeve pullover can also work if you want something less cosy than a full-sleeve sweater, and the Open g.Elrick jacket is the perfect packable lightweight water repellent jacket.

Ladies: The Open Esther Golf Sweater; The Open Leona Golf Slipover; The Open Arosa Golf Midlayer

Men: The Open Eton Golf Sweater; The Open Stanley Golf Slipover; The Open Elrick Jacket

g.THE OPEN ESTHER The Open Ladies Crew Neck Lambswool Golf Sweater g.EMELI Ladies Lightweight Stretch Performance Golf Skort
g.JACKSON Mens Lightweight Stretch Performance Golf Shorts g.THE OPEN STANLEY The Open Mens Quarter Zip Lightweight Cotton Golf Slipover


What To Wear Following Your Favourite Group

Are you planning on walking around the golf courses following your favourite group? Then you're definitely going to want to dress for the occasion.

While you can wear something a little more relaxed for this, it's important to still follow the golf attire etiquette of looking neat and well-groomed. This means having tailored shorts (or skirts for ladies) and polos or t-shirts with a sleek silhouette to pull your ensemble together.

Sticking to casual golf wear is a great idea, and, of course, you can't forget a light cardigan or sweater when the temperature dips.

Ladies: The Open Stella Golf Polo; The Emeli Golf Skort

Men: The Open Kinloch Golf Shirt; The Jackson Golf Shorts

What To Wear On The 18th Grandstand

The 18th Grand Stand is where you have a chance to really stand out and make your presence at The Open known. This means that you can take the idea of 'casual golf attire' and really amp it up by wearing something to show your support in a stylish and fashion-forward way.

Typically, a fitted pair of trousers and a high-end golf shirt will work wonders. But with Glenmuir's The Open collections, you'll be the envy of all the other spectators in the stands. Luckily our shirts are all designed with +50 UV protection so whilst you are high up and exposed to the sun, you can witness The Open action without worrying about the sun's harmful rays - don't forget your Open g.Cowan cap. Equally, as you are high up ensure you take a lightweight water repellent jacket just to keep the wind off and rain if it comes. We recommend for ladies the Open g.Poppy jacket and for men the Open g.Elrick jacket.

Our top picks for seamless outfits for the 18th Grand Stand include:

Ladies: The Open Sandi Golf Shirt; The Alma Golf Skort

Men: The Open Perth Golf ShirtCuthberts Golf Trousers

What To Wear In The Open Hospitality

There are not many other golf tournaments which do Hospitality quite like The Open. If you are lucky enough to be in one of the many "Premium Hospitality Experiences" such as Origins, Scorers or Engravers you will generally want to dress smart casual. Most guests opt for smart golf clothing or a jacket with a collared button shirt, but a jacket with one of our polo shirts can also do just the trick. A dress shirt under an Open g.Jasper zip neck sweater matched with an Open g.Shiel gilet also works well and keeps the wind off whilst you view your favourite players from the raised balconies and viewing areas which many of the Premium Hospitality Experiences offer.

Smart golf shoes can be worn across all hospitality and sometimes worth taking a spare pair of socks. Hospitality have a bag drop off also to leave any luggage or valuables as well as plenty of phone charging points.

What Accessories To Wear To The Open At Royal Troon Golf Club

Your outfits can't be completed without adding the perfect accessories. In fact, your accessories can make or break your entire look, so it's important to pay attention and pack some stylish essentials in as well. It's worth taking a good sized umbrella that can double up as a walking pole and, dare I say it, some sun lotion and sunglasses.


Since you're going to be standing outdoors for a few hours (and over multiple days), protecting your head is extremely important. While you can take a beanie with you to protect your head during light rain showers, you may want to focus on protecting your eyes from the sun.

Yes, even during overcast and cloudy weather, you'll need to remember that the sun can still feel pretty intense and the glare from the course can hit your eyes regardless of how many clouds are covering the sky.

Having both a beanie and a good cap can come in handy when you're on the greens, but if you can only take one, then we'd recommend a good cap.

Products: The Open Lexi Golf Visor; The Open Cowan Golf Cap; The Open Malabar Bobble Hat

g.THE OPEN LEXI The Open Ladies Soft Peak Performance Golf Visor g.THE OPEN LOGO SOCK The Open Mens Cotton Crew Golf Socks g.THE OPEN COWAN The Open Mens and Ladies Structured Golf Cap



When it comes to footwear, you'll want to be as sensible as possible. Generally, as a spectator, you can expect a lot of standing and walking around the course. This means that you'll want to wear something sensible that won't hurt your feet. Of course, you'll also want something breathable but waterproof to protect your feet (and stop your socks from getting wet).

Typically, you can't go wrong with a high-quality pair of golf shoes. Just remember that while you can wear golf shoes, you'll want to stick to flat shoes or those with soft spikes to stick to the Royal Troon Golf Club dress code.

Oh, and don't forget a good pair of socks!

Products: The Open Logo Sock


Where is The Open Merchandise Pavilion?

The Open Shop ill be in the Spectator Village along the 16th hole. Glenmuir are proud to be an Official Open Licensee with Official Open Merchandise being sold during the event week. Witness the skill, love and care Glenmuir take to prepare for The Open, golf's original major and one of the most prestigious Championships in the world of sport, as it returns to its birthplace Scotland at Royal Troon.



Is there a dress code for The Open Championship?

While there is no official dress code for The Open, it's important to know the club rules regarding the type of clothing items that are and aren't allowed. The rules at the Royal Troon Golf Club state:

  • Men are required to wear a jacket and tie when they are in the Smoke Room.

  • All shorts and trousers should be tailored and golf-appropriate.

  • Jeans, tracksuit pants, and similar casual bottoms aren't permitted in the Clubhouse or on the golf courses.

  • Headwear and waterproofs aren't allowed in the Ailsa Lounge or Dining Room.

  • Casual golf attire and soft spike golf shoes are allowed in the Club Bar, Ailsa Lounge, and Dining Room at lunchtime.

Can I take a bag to The Open Championship?

Yes, you can take a small bag or rucksack with you to The Open. However, it's important to remember that your bag may need to be searched for security purposes. Your bag should also be a reasonable size since oversized bags aren't permitted at the club.

Final Thoughts

Now that you know exactly what to wear to The Open, you're prepared to look stylish and properly groomed no matter where you are. From travelling and arriving at the Championship to following your favourite groups or spectating from the 18th Grandstand, you're sure to be the most stylish spectator at the event!