First time I went to the Open was in 2007, it was howling wind and rain. Not a nice experience. Good waterproof walking boots, decent coat and wind proof top. Don’t recall the food or drink being too expensive. Use park and ride if driving, it’s quick and easy. Next time I went in 2013 I had come 2nd in a MasterCard comp and had full MasterCard hospitality, free bar/drinks (Moët, single malt, beers etc, you name it), 5 course meal, entry to the sponsors pavilion on 17th, meet and greet with players (McDowell and Poulter pulling pints in the lounge after their rounds). It was baking hot in Muirfield. Clothing and prices didn’t really matter!