Quiz! Can You Name Every Course To Have Hosted An Open Championship?

There have been 14 different venues for The Open Championship since it was first contested in 1860. Can you name them all?

Open Venues
14 courses have played host to golf's oldest championship...
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In this quiz we ask you to name every host venue for The Open Championship since 1860. You have five minutes to get all 14 of them. If you fly through that too easily, try naming every Ryder Cup venue since 1980, or every winner of The Open through the 20th Century. But for now, have a go at those Open venues:

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The Open is unique on the professional golfing calendar. Contested each summer over one of the great links courses of Britain and Ireland, it demands a different set of skills from the average tournament on the main world Tours. Firm surfaces, tangled rough, pot bunkers, unpredictable undulations and an ever-present breeze mean the players must adapt their games and play creatively, but exercise patience and a careful strategy if they’re to become “the champion golfer for the year.”

Only 14 different courses have every played host to the great championship and only nine are on the current rota.

Scottish players ruled the event from its inception in 1860 until 1890 when John Ball became the first English winner. In addition, he was also the first amateur to lift the Claret Jug.

Over the next 130 years players from all over the globe have taken men’s golf’s most prestigious prize.

This summer will see the 150th edition of the grand old tournament when Collin Morikawa will start as defending champion. We won’t tell you where it’s being played as that would give you one of the answers in the quiz above… But – here’s a clue: The Home of Golf. That should be one in the bag!

Fergus Bisset
Contributing Editor

Fergus is Golf Monthly's resident expert on the history of the game and has written extensively on that subject. He is a golf obsessive and 1-handicapper. Growing up in the North East of Scotland, golf runs through his veins and his passion for the sport was bolstered during his time at St Andrews university studying history. He went on to earn a post graduate diploma from the London School of Journalism. Fergus has worked for Golf Monthly since 2004 and has written two books on the game; "Great Golf Debates" together with Jezz Ellwood of Golf Monthly and the history section of "The Ultimate Golf Book" together with Neil Tappin , also of Golf Monthly. 

Fergus once shanked a ball from just over Granny Clark's Wynd on the 18th of the Old Course that struck the St Andrews Golf Club and rebounded into the Valley of Sin, from where he saved par. Who says there's no golfing god?