2019 RBC Canadian Open

 

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2019 will mark the 100th anniversary of Hamilton Golf & Country Club hosting its first National Men's Open Golf Championship.

Since that time the club has hosted the Canadian Open on five other occassions, most recently in 2012, and as part of its agreement with Golf Canada and RBC, the Open will return to HGCC in 2023.

The first Canadian Open at HGCC took place in 1919 -  it was a championship that featured two of the most legendary names in golf - Bobby Jones and Francis Ouimet, but it was J. Douglas Edgar who would go on to earn a 16-stroke win.

Other players to have won the Canadian Open at Hamilton Golf and Country Club include Tommy Armour (1930), Bob Tway (2003), Team RBC member Jim Furyk (2006) and Scott Piercy (2012).

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Tickets go on sale Friday, March 22 at 10 am

 CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR TICKETS FOR THE 2019 RBC CANADIAN OPEN

Please note that tickets are not available for sale at the club.

One of Canada’s premier annual sporting events, the RBC Canadian Open features miles of front row seating for golf fans to experience Canada’s lone stop on the PGA TOUR.

General admission tickets, starting at just $25 for early week access, provide access to the grounds to get an up-close look at the stars of the PGA TOUR including defending champion and Team RBC member Dustin Johnson and No. 4 Rory McIlroy.

Tournament rounds for Thursday $70, Friday and Saturday $75; a Sunday final-round ticket is $80; and a weeklong, fully-transferable badge is $160. As well, Tuesday admission for RBC Hall of Fame Day is complimentary with the purchase of a Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday ticket. A specially-priced youth ticket (13-17 years old) is also available while juniors aged 12-and-under gain FREE grounds admission all week long.

In addition to general admission tickets and corporate hospitality products, the RBC Canadian Open also offers a pair of premium ticket products—The 1904 Club and The Trophy Club—for golf fans to experience the 110th playing of Canada’s National Open Championship.

The 1904 Club is located inside the clubhouse at Hamilton Golf and Country Club and offers an air-conditioned experience with ample televisions and indoor views of the 18 green, as well as an outdoor patio with views of the driving range and 1st tee. Tickets for The 1904 Club start at $125.

The Trophy Club is a premium social experience situated in the heart of the action at Hamilton Golf and Country Club. Located behind the 14th green with a view of the 15th tee and fairway, guests will enjoy all-inclusive food and beverage from a raised, covered structure. Well suited for passionate event fans or small businesses looking to host smaller client groups, cost for this upscale ticket experience is $260 per day, with savings available for those purchasing multi-day commitments.

The tournament’s return to the Harry Colt designed course in 2019 is timed perfectly – marking the 100-year anniversary since the renowned club originally hosted Canada’s National Open Golf Championship.

Hamilton Golf and Country Club previously hosted five Canadian Opens, with the first taking place in 1919 – a championship featured two of the most legendary names in golf – Bobby Jones and Francis Ouimet. J. Douglas Edgar would go on to earn a 16-stroke win – a PGA TOUR record stands to this day as the largest margin of victory.

Other players to have won the Canadian Open at Hamilton Golf and Country Club include Tommy Armour (1930), Bob Tway (2003), Team RBC member Jim Furyk (2006) and Scott Piercy (2012).

The 2019 RBC Canadian Open in early June begins an exciting new chapter for Canada’s National Open Championship. Join us at the historic Hamilton Golf & Country Club to witness great golf, activities for all ages including ‘The Rink’, local food and patio experiences, plus new event features being announced in the coming weeks.

Get your tickets today and be a part of one of Canada’s premier sporting events – www.rbccanadianopen.com/tickets.


Road Closures and Local Resident Information

The City of Hamilton in conjunction with Golf Canada will be working closely with area residents and businesses to inform everyone about Road Closures and Parking Restrictions during the RBC Canadian Open. 

For more information please CLICK HERE.


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RORY MCILROY TO MAKE FIRST-EVER START IN 2019 RBC CANADIAN OPEN

2019 PLAYERS Champion and 15-time PGA TOUR winner joins elite field

On March 21 RBC and Golf Canada announced that world ranked No. 4 – Rory McIlroy – will compete in the 2019 RBC Canadian Open, June 3-9 at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club.

Fresh off an impressive victory at the 2019 PLAYERS Championship, McIlroy joins an already strong field of players, including world No. 1 and Team RBC Ambassador Dustin Johnson, alongside team members Jim Furyk, Adam Hadwin, Webb Simpson and Brandt Snedeker.

“I‘m really excited to play in my first  RBC Canadian Open,” said McIlroy. “There continues to be a lot of momentum around this historic tournament, with a new date, new location and now a new concert series. I’ve had the opportunity to see the passion that Canada has for our sport and I look forward to seeing the energy of Canadian golf fans first hand. I’m also looking forward to squaring off with DJ, Adam and the rest of Team RBC for Canada’s National Open Championship.”

The 29-year old international superstar from Northern Ireland currently holds the No. 1 spot on the 2019 FedEx Cup Ranking. His results also include:

  • Four-time Major Champion (US Open 2011, PGA Championship 2012, 2014, and The Open Championship 2014)
  • Two-time WGC Champion (2014, 2015) and 2019 The PLAYERS Champion
  • 15-time PGA TOUR Winner including 2016 FedEx Cup Champion, 24 worldwide wins overall
  • Five appearances (four Team Europe wins) in the biennial Ryder Cup
  • Two-time PGA TOUR Player of the Year (2012 and 2014)
  • Three-time Race to Dubai Champion (2012, 2014 and 2015)
  • Held world #1 in Official World Golf Ranking for 95 weeks over his career

“Rory is one of the game’s most accomplished and iconic young stars – his win at THE PLAYERS Championship this past weekend was incredible,” said Mary DePaoli, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, RBC. “We are so pleased that he has added the 2019 RBC Canadian Open to his schedule and are looking forward to giving him a warm welcome to Canada for his first-ever start at the tournament. I’m sure that Canadian golf fans, young and old, will show him our enthusiasm for this great sport.”

McIlroy’s commitment to play in his first RBC Canadian Open builds on an earlier announcement this week introducing a two-night RBCxMusic Concert Series at the tournament. The concerts will feature Grammy nominated and internationally acclaimed duo Florida Georgia Line on Friday, June 7, and JUNO award-winning homegrown rock band The Glorious Sons on Saturday, June 8. 

“We have seen incredible momentum for the 2019 RBC Canadian Open with the move to our new June date,” said Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum. “The exciting news that Rory McIlroy will be joining the field at Canada’s National Open Championship will be really special for golf fans at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club. Together with RBC, our goal has always been to continually elevate this tournament, for players and golf fans alike. Having Rory join other big names like Dustin Johnson, Webb Simpson and Jim Furyk will no doubt make this a ground-breaking year at our Open.”

In the coming weeks, additional players, including Canadians and tournament exemptions, will be announced. PGA TOUR players have until Friday, May 31 to commit to the field of the 2019 RBC Canadian Open.

More information about the 2019 RBC Canadian Open including tickets, corporate hospitality and volunteer information is available at www.rbccanadianopen.com.


 

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FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE AND THE GLORIOUS SONS SET TO HEADLINE
NEW RBCxMUSIC CONCERT SERIES AT 2019 RBC CANADIAN OPEN

Hamilton Golf and Country Club to host one-of-a-kind concerts
and only 2019 Canadian tour stop for Florida Georgia Line 

HAMILTON, March 19, 2019 — RBCxMusic, in partnership with Golf Canada, is pleased to announce a new concert series, featuring Grammy-nominated and internationally acclaimed duo, Florida Georgia Line (FGL), and JUNO award winners and homegrown rock band, The Glorious Sons, taking place at the 2019 RBC Canadian Open.

The concert series will be held on the iconic grounds of the Hamilton Golf and Country Club on June 7 and 8, 2019, and will offer an enhanced experience for golf fans, music lovers and players alike.

Global entertainers Florida Georgia Line are well known for their innovative artistry and chart-topping songs – including their 16th #1 hit “Simple” and breakout 11X-PLATINUM smash “Cruise.” Their fourth studio album CAN’T SAY I AIN’T COUNTRY (BMLG Records) recently arrived, racking up over 473,000 album consumption globally to date, and debuting at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. The project features current chart-rising single “Talk You Out of It.” The pair will launch their North American 2019 CAN’T SAY I AIN’T COUNTRY TOUR this summer. Canadians will have the opportunity to see FGL live in concert at the RBC Canadian Open on June 7, 2019 – their only Canadian stop this year.

“We’ve always had an epic time performing in Canada,” says FGL’s Tyler Hubbard. “Our Canadian fans sure know how to bring the party!” 

FGL’s Brian Kelley adds, “We just can’t wait to be back and play our new songs!”

“This is exciting news”, said Team RBC ambassador and PGA TOUR professional Dustin Johnson. “I’m a big fan of Florida Georgia Line, and this concert series is a great opportunity to open up this tournament to a whole new fan base.”

In addition, The Glorious Sons, hailing from Kingston, ON, will be performing on Saturday June 8th, 2019 at the concert series. The band have ten consecutive top-10 songs on Canadian Rock radio including the Gold-certified single “Everything Is Alright", and recently enjoyed four weeks at #1 on the U.S. rock charts with their hit single “S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun)”. They are currently on their headline “S.O.S. Tour” in the United States, which has included sell-out performances in Philadelphia, Detroit, Minneapolis, Chicago, Denver and Buffalo." 

“It’s very exciting to have Florida Georgia Line and The Glorious Sons perform at this year’s RBC Canadian Open,” said Mary DePaoli, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, RBC. “We are committed to creating an unforgettable fan experience, and our new concert series is a unique opportunity to connect golf and music fans of all ages.” 

Tickets are all-inclusive: your tournament day pass is your concert ticket. 

“Adding the Concert Series is another special moment in continuing to elevate the RBC Canadian Open experience, and welcoming new audiences to the golf course,” said Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum. “We are thrilled that RBC has integrated the RBCxMusic platform with their incredible support of the RBC Canadian Open.” 

The RBC Canadian Open’s return to the historic Harry Colt designed course in 2019 is timed perfectly – marking the 100-year anniversary since the renowned club originally first hosted the Open. This year will be the sixth time the Hamilton Golf and Country Club has played host to Canada’s National Open Championship (1919, 1930, 2003, 2006 and 2012).

In addition to the concert series, the tournament will feature new spectator enhancements, including a local foodie and patio experience, junior initiatives, the RBC Hall of Fame Day celebration and the return of The Rink, awarded 2018 best-in-class element by the PGA TOUR. 

Key Facts

WHAT:         RBCxMusic Concert Series at the RBC Canadian Open

WHEN:         Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8, 2019

WHERE:        The Hamilton Golf and Country Club 

HOW:           Tickets on sale Friday, March 22 at 10:00 a.m. 

Tickets will be available for purchase at RBCCanadianOpen.com. Tickets are $75 (plus taxes and service charges). The event is General Admission / All Ages. Your tournament day pass is your concert ticket. 


HGCC volunteer sign-up

Volunteer sign-up is now open through the Golf Canada website.

The cost is $80.

New in 2019, with the RBC Canadian Open date change to early June, Golf Canada has introduced a new Student Volunteer Program for students to earn their required volunteer hours during the week of Canada’s National Open Championship.

CLICK HERE for the link to the RBC Canadian Open registration page and follow the instructions.

For more information about the 2019 RBC Canadian Open please visit - www.rbccanadianopen.com or contact Golf Canada at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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In the News

The following are links to recent articles and features relating to HGCC and the 2019 RBC Canadian Open.

  • Robert Thompson examines the buzz around the 2019 RBC Canadian Open at HGCC - CLICK HERE
  • Jason Logan from SCOREGolf writes about Rory McIlroy coming to HGCC for RBC Canadian Open - CLICK HERE - March 2019
  • Globe and Mail reports on Rory McIlroy to play in 2019 RBC Canadian Open - CLICK HERE - March 2019.
  • Golf Channel covers Rory McIlroy announcement to play in RBC Canadian Open - CLICK HERE - March 2019.
  • Flagstick.com share more good news for RBC Canadian Open - Rory is coming the Hamilton - CLICK HERE - March 2019
  • Toronto Sun story about the RBCxMusic Concert Series CLICK HERE - March 2019.
  • Read Scott Radley's story in the Hamilton Spectator about the RBCxMusic Concert Series and Florida Georgia Line - CLICK HERE  - March 2019.
  • For SCOREGolf's take on the RBCxMusic Concert Series Announcement CLICK HERE. - March 2019
  • Rod Spittle and Herb Page to be inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame at HGCC -

           CLICK HERE to read the Golf Canada story - January 2019

           CLICK HERE to read the SCOREGolf story - January 2019


  • RBC welcomes new homegrown top-talent - CLICK HERE to read the Golf Canada story - January 2019
  • Is Rory McElroy heading to Hamilton for the Open? - CLICK HERE to read the story in the Hamilton Spectator - January 2018
  • HGCC ranked No. 7 in Canada in the SCOREGolf Top 100 Course rankings. CLICK HERE to see a flyover of the golf course - August 2018
  • To read a preview of the 2019 RBC Canadian Open in the 2019 SCOREGolf Annual CLICK HERE - October 2018

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2019 RBC Canadian Open Media Kit

Please CLICK ON the links below for information about HGCC and the Canadian Open.


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For further information on where to stay, where to eat and what to do in Hamilton visit the Tourism Hamilton website https://tourismhamilton.com/golf


 Transportation Updates

RBC Canadian Open Shuttles

Express service provided between downtown Hamilton and the Hamilton Golf and Country Club via Highway 403. Bus Stops are:

To Hamilton Golf and Country Club:

  • King Street, north side, opposite MacNab (route 10 bus stop which will be implemented for April 28 2019)
  • King Street, north side, east of Bay (northeast corner, nearside bus stop)
  • King Street at Caroline Street (northeast corner, nearside bus stop)

To Downtown Hamilton:

  • Main Street at Caroline (southwest corner, nearside bus stop)
  • Main Street at Bay (southwest corner, nearside bus stop)
  • Main Street at MacNab (southwest corner, nearside bus stop)

Pickup/Dropoff Point at Hamilton Golf and Country Club:
Golflinks Road, south side, east of the service entrance opposite Golfdale Place. This is just east of the main spectator entrance to the tournament.

Please note that the bus stops at Bay and Caroline in both directions were added to service the hotels in the vicinity.

Shuttle Dates & Times

The service will be provided from:

Thursday, June 6 to Saturday, June 8

  • 7 to 10 am every 30 minutes
  • 10 am to 8 pm every 20 minutes

Sunday, June 9

  • 7 to 10 am every 30 minutes
  • 10 am to 7 pm every 20 minutes

Friday and Saturday Evenings RBCX Concert Series
Additional service will be added in the evening in order to get spectators back downtown after the completion of the concert.

Please note that the shuttle service will not be available from Monday to Wednesday for the practice and Pro-Am rounds. On these dates, spectators will need to take the 5A/5C buses destined to/from the Ancaster Meadowlands. The 5A/5C buses will take customers to the intersection of Golflinks and McNiven. A walk of about 10 minutes westerly along Golflinks Road would be required to get to the main spectator entrance opposite Golfdale Place.

For more information, schedules and notices, please visit www.hamilton.ca/hsr-bus-schedules-fares/schedule-routes-maps.


 

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Course Layout

Set on incredible rolling land that has few rivals in terms of varied topography, HGCC’s original 18 is a testament to what a timeless golf course can be. Designed by Harry Shapland Colt, the famed British architect behind courses like Royal Portrush and Muirfield, Hamilton has been considered one of the best parkland courses in North America for more than a century, and played host to the best golfers in the world.

The West Course makes up the front nine of the Championship Course for the RBC Canadian Open followed by the South Course for the back nine. The East Course is not part of the Canadian Open layout.

WEST COURSE – The course Colt designed is full of brilliant moments that utilize the property in remarkable ways. The West course includes the original front nine. Holes like the third, run through magnificent valleys, while other holes play over areas where the land dips, like the sixth and eighth holes, two of the best par threes in golf.

SOUTH COURSE – HGCC is walked by the vast majority of members. On the South course, we find Colt’s finishing holes as the routing concludes with an iconic par-4. The magnificent green is set into a natural amphitheatre with the classic clubhouse perched on top of the hill.

EAST COURSE - In 1928, the club, acting on advice from Colt's design partner, Charles Alison, purchased 119 acres adjacent to the existing golf course. In 1973, C.E. "Robbie" Robinson designed nine new holes on the land that was purchased nearly 50 years previously.

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"If you have the money to spend there is no reason why you should not have one of the finest golf courses in America," Harry Shapland Colt wrote to the club prior to his visit in May 1914.

 

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