Future AIG Women's Open Venues

Where will the women’s Major head after this year’s event at Walton Heath?

The AIG Women's Open trophy
The AIG Women's Open will visit some familiar venues in the coming years
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Future AIG Women's Open Venues

The AIG Women’s Open, morphed from the Ladies Amateur Stroke Play Championship, which was first played in Fulford, York in 1976.

Now, 47 years on, it has become one of the most prestigious tournaments in the women's game, with a purse of $9m for the 2023 tournament at Walton Heath. But where will the final women’s Major of the season be heading in the coming years?

2024 - St Andrews

The 18th hole at the Old Course, St Andrews

The Old Course, St Andrews will host the 2024 AIG Women's Open

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In 2024, the AIG Women’s Open will visit the home of golf, with the Old Course at St Andrews the host for the third time. This will be the first time in 11 years that the tournament has been held at St Andrews after American Stacy Lewis won her second Major and first Women’s Open title in 2013. 

That came after Mexican Lorena Ochoa was the other Women’s Open champion to be crowned at St Andrews, after she took the title in 2007. 

St Andrews also hosted the 150th Open in July 2022, when Australian Cameron Smith won his first Major.

2025 - Royal Porthcawl

The 12th green at Royal Porthcawl

Royal Porthcawl hosts the 2025 tournament

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The 49th AIG Women’s Open will be held at Royal Porthcawl in south Wales for the first time in 2025. 

The club was founded in 1891 before moving to its current site in 1895 and nowadays, the course is regarded as one of the best in Wales.

It also hosted the Senior Open in 2014, 2017 and 2023, which was won by German Alex Cejka. The course has also hosted other prestigious events, including the British Masters, Walker Cup and Curtis Cup. 

It has been suggested that Royal Porthcawl should be added to the rota of courses hosting The Open, and a successful staging of the AIG Women's Open could prove the perfect audition.

2026 - Royal Lytham and St Annes

The 18th green and clubhouse at Royal Lytham and St Annes

Royal Lytham and St Annes has hosted the AIG Women's Open five times

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Royal Lytham and St Annes in Lancashire, England, will host the 50th edition of the AIG Women's Open. 

It will be far from the first time the Major has been held there, though. It first hosted the tournament in 1998, when Sherri Steinhauer took the title. Five years later, it returned to the venue as Swedish legend Annika Sorenstam claimed her only Women's Open title. 

Steinhauer won again there in 2006, while Catriona Matthew took the honours when it hosted for a fourth time in 2009. Most recently, Georgia Hall won the title in 2018, when she beat Pornanong Phatlum by two shots. 

The venue is no stranger to other prestigious events, and has memorably held The Open 11 times, most recently in 2012, when Ernie Els beat Adam Scott. It has also hosted two Ryder Cups and is firmly established as one of the world's premier links courses. 

Mike Hall

Mike has over 25 years of experience in journalism, including writing on a range of sports throughout that time, such as golf, football and cricket. Now a freelance staff writer for Golf Monthly, he is dedicated to covering the game's most newsworthy stories. 

He has written hundreds of articles on the game, from features offering insights into how members of the public can play some of the world's most revered courses, to breaking news stories affecting everything from the PGA Tour and LIV Golf to developmental Tours and the amateur game. 

Mike grew up in East Yorkshire and began his career in journalism in 1997. He then moved to London in 2003 as his career flourished, and nowadays resides in New Brunswick, Canada, where he and his wife raise their young family less than a mile from his local course. 

Kevin Cook’s acclaimed 2007 biography, Tommy’s Honour, about golf’s founding father and son, remains one of his all-time favourite sports books.