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.

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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 (SOLD OUT) and Saturday $75; a Sunday final-round ticket is $80; and a weeklong, fully-transferable badge is $160 (SOLD OUT). 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.

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).

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


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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.


PROHIBITED & PERMITTED ITEMS

The PGA Tour has its own Security Policy and listing of Prohibited Items – Please CLICK HERE for more information.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
For a schedule of events and TV viewing times CLICK HERE.

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PRO-AMS
The Canada Day Pro-Am will be held Monday, June 3.  Groups will all tee off at 12 pm with play concluding at approximately 6 pm.  The field will consist of Canadian golfers and celebrities, as well as three amateur playing partners.

The RBC Championship Pro-Am will be held on Wednesday, June 5 and will consist of 52 teams, each with four amateurs and two professionals (one for the first nine and another for the second nine).  Play will commence off both the first and 10th tees beginning at 7 am with the last tee time at approximately 2 pm.
RBC Canadian Open Re Entry Policy

All guests will be allowed to leave and re-enter the grounds at anytime from Monday to Sunday as follows:
 
All general admissions guests (i.e. anyone without a hospitality badge or credential) will be allowed to leave and re-enter the grounds at any time by obtaining a non transferable wristband upon exit, at one of the three admission points (Main Admissions, Volunteer Admissions and VIP Admissions).  Nearly 100% of these should depart through Main admissions. We will stop issuing re-entry wristbands on Friday and Saturday night at the start of the concerts (i.e. approx 9 pm) however, guests who have left earlier can still re-enter after that time.
 
Golf Canada and RBC Hospitality Guests will be allowed to re-enter at any time using their non transferable hospitality wristband. Therefore, these guests will not be required to get a second wristband upon exit. These guests receive their wristbands at the entry point to their hospitality structure or valet for RBC guests.   
 
All Volunteer badges and Volunteer Guest badges will be allowed to leave and re-enter the grounds at any time by obtaining a non transferable wristband upon exit at one of the three admission points (Main Admissions, Volunteer Admissions and VIP Admissions). Nearly 100% of these should depart through Volunteer admissions or Main admissions. Volunteer admissions will be closed on Friday and Saturday at approx. 8 pm or possibly earlier. 

Parking at the Open

All public parking for the RBC Canadian Open is at the Ancaster Fairgrounds at a cost of $20 per vehicle. Shuttle buses will run to and from HGCC starting at 6:30 am for general admission and 5:30 am for volunteers.

The Ancaster Fairgrounds are located at 630 Trinity Rd. South in Jerseyville. For more information CLICK HERE.

To pre-purchase parking CLICK HERE.

A permit provided by the City of Hamilton is required to access neighbourhoods within the road closure areas. All guests who park on the street without the permit displayed will be subject to tow.

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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 

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.

Concert Times

Florida Georgia Line - Friday, June 7 - SOLD OUT!

Assuming there have been no weather delays and that play concludes as scheduled at 7:30 pm there will be a sound check from 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm. The supporting act, The Reklaws will hit the stage at 9 pm, followed by Florida Georgia Line from 9:30 pm to 11 pm.

The Glorious Sons - Saturday, June 8
 
Assuming there have been no weather delays and that play concludes as scheduled at 6 pm there will be a sound check from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. The supporting act, Cleopatrick will hit the stage at 8:30 pm, followed by The Glorious Sons from 9 pm to 10:30 pm.

 

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.

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." 

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.” 


Canadian Armed Forces Day

On Thursday, June 6, the 75th Anniversary of D-Day will be honoured. There will be a ceremony at 6:30 am including a welcome and the playing of both the Canadian and American national anthems on the Fareway Stage. There will also be a bugler on-site who will play just before the first tee time.

A flyover is scheduled for 12:10 pm to include; a C-47 Dakota that flew on D-Day, a B-25 Mitchell, the Lancaster Bomber, a C-17, a 130J Super Hercules and possibly some US Airforce jets.
 
To celebrate our club’s incredible military history, we will be inviting our surviving veterans and our Life/Honorary members for lunch and to view the flyover that day.

Veterans and current active military have free access to the grounds by showing their military identification or veteran card on Thursday, June 6. This group is also eligible for tickets discounts for other days of the tournament.

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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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Canadian Armed Forces Day

On Thursday, June 6, the 75th Anniversary of D-Day will be honoured. There will be a ceremony at 6:30 am including a welcome and the playing of both the Canadian and American national anthems on the Fareway Stage. There will also be a bugler on-site who will play just before the first tee time.

A flyover is scheduled for 12:10 pm to include; a C-47 Dakota that flew on D-Day, a B-25 Mitchell, the Lancaster Bomber, a C-17, a 130J Super Hercules and possibly some US Airforce jets.
 
To celebrate our club’s incredible military history, we will be inviting our surviving veterans and our Life/Honorary members for lunch and to view the flyover that day.

Veterans and current active military have free access to the grounds by showing their military identification or veteran card on Thursday, June 6. This group is also eligible for tickets discounts for other days of the tournament.

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.

HARRY SHAPLAND COLT QUOTE

"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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