Go camping at Royal Troon for the 2016 Open Championship
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Go camping at Royal Troon for the 2016 Open Championship

You'll be able to pitch a tent at the Open Championship this July.

The R&A announced Tuesday that it will operate what it calls The Open Camping Village -- and we're dubbing Camp Claret Jug -- near Royal Troon at Marr Rugby Club. The site will have two-, four- and six-person pre-pitched tents and air mattresses for up to 500 guests each night of Championship Week. The camp will serve food and drinks for purchase and offer on-site bathing facilities, along with 24-hour security.

Fans 25 and under can bunk at Camp Claret Jug for free. Children under 16 will be required to be accompanied by one or two adults, who will also get to sleep at the camp for free. All guests will need to have a one-day ticket to the Open, which will allow them to stay in the camp for two nights.

This is an extension of the R&A's efforts to bring younger fans to the Open, including free admission for children under 16 and discounted tickets for fans aged 16-21.

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