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17 July, 2024 ( 08:00 - 16:00 UK time) - Troon

Experience Day: Sports - Open Golf Championship


This Nikon School experience day is a unique opportunity for you to photograph the world's top golfers in action on the practice day at the Open Golf Championship. As a long standing Patron of the Open Golf, Nikon is privileged to have VIP 'inside the ropes' access to run this exclusive workshop. We will be following the worlds top golfers around Royal Troon golf course showing you how to photograph them on the tee's, fairways and greens. Neil Freeman from Nikon School will be on hand throughout the day to help you with your camera settings and tips and techniques to ensure you get great images from this exclusive opportunity.

This course is not applicable to promo discount codes, only Nikon School Vouchers.
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£650.00 per attendee
Experience Day: Sports - Open Golf Championship - Troon
17 July, 2024
( 08:00 - 16:00 UK time)

Course Contents

On this workshop, we have unique VIP 'inside the ropes' access to photograph the worlds top golfers in action on the practice day at the Open Golf Championship. With this unparalleled access you should achieve some great images of the players in action as they navigate the course at Royal Troon.

With a maximum of 3 delegates and with your Nikon School expert on hand at all times to help with any camera questions, tips or techniques, this is a unique opportunity to photograph professional golfers as we have full access to course, fairway's and greens. Our exclusive 'inside the ropes' access means we can photograph from vantage points normally only available to accredited media photographers. This is your chance to be a 'Pro' golf photographer for the day.

Throughout the day, we can either follow at specific golfers around the entire course as they undertake their practice rounds or set ourselves at a great vantage point to photograph the action at a specific hole. The format for the day is flexible and is of course weather dependent. We will break for lunch and refreshments as we make our way around the course and can also stop at the Nikon Viewpoint adjacent to the 17th hole.

If the weather does go against us, we can take shelter in one of the many restaurants where Neil can host camera Q&A's or image editing sessions. As soon as the weather has cleared we can then venture back out onto the course. If there is golf being played, we will give you the option to photograph it.


The price of the workshop also includes a day ticket to the the practice day you attend at the Open Golf Championships. Your passes and day ticket will either be e-mailed or posted to you prior to the event.

Transport & Parking:

The Open Golf Championships is taking place at the Royal Troon Golf Course, Craigend Road, Troon, KA10 6EP. There is no parking on site during the championships. A park and ride system is in place to get to the Royal Troon Golf Course.

Meeting Point:

Please meet us at the Nikon Viewpoint which is adjacent to the 17th fairway. More information about exact timings will be provided in the joining instructions sent out prior to the workshop.


This is a championship golf course and we will cover a large area as we follow the golfers around the course. Expect to walk up to 10 miles on the day. Because of this a moderate to high level of fitness will be required on this course.


Is not included in this workshop.

Lunch / Refreshments:

Are not included in the workshop. There are a number of food vans, restaurants and bars which setup specifically for the Open which cater for a wide range of dietary requirements. We will stop at these at appropriate times throughout the day.


This is a links golf course on the Irish / Atlantic sea. The weather can be changeable even in July. Please bring / wear appropriate clothing for being outside in July on the coast. Sunscreen and insect repellant is also recommended. If it does rain, we will make a call on the day about continuing to follow the golfers or return to a restaurant / cafe which will be undercover. This is a photography workshop, so photography and getting good images will be prioritised above everything else.


At the Open golf, there are restrictions in place regarding photography that you will have to follow. By booking this workshop you agree that you understand and will follow the rules outlined below:

No member of the public can bring their own camera or lenses in to the golf course.

Any camera that is used has to be used on silent mode at all times.

Commercial use of the images from the workshop is strictly prohibited. The images from the workshop are for your private use and are not be resold.

You agree to follow the guidance of the course marshals at all times.

With the above in mind Nikon School will have available Z 8's and Z 9's and a range of lenses for you to use on the workshop.

Please bring multiple memory cards as we wouldn't want you to run out of storage space.

This is a fantastic exclusive opportunity to photograph the worlds top golfers, book now to avoid missing out.

If you have any questions about this workshop, please e-mail us at [email protected]

Latest course reviews...

A surreal experience with great opportunities

Superlatives can not get close to express this experience. The opportunity to get right up close to todays great golfers was extraordinary and allowed me photo opportunities I am unlikely to get the chance to enjoy again. The tuition and enthusiasm from Neil was of the highest level and his knowledge and help was greatly appreciated. The highlight of the day was coming to the eighteen green. With the grandstands roar still ringing in my ears as we walked down the fairway with Rory McIlroy.

Neale W.


Course Requirements


  • Memory card

Other Essential

  • Warm/wet weather clothing
  • Appropriate walking shoes


Knowledge of:

  • ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture

Activity / fitness
level involved

Medium level activity


Course Location

Royal Troon Golf Course,
Craigend Road,
KA10 6EP,
United Kingdom


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