Future AIG Women's Open Venues

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

The AIG Women's Open will be held at Muirfield in 2022 before heading to Walton Heath, St Andrews and Royal Porthcawl
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Future AIG Women's Open Venues

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

In 2021 Anna Nordqvist won the 45th playing of the event - the 21st as a Major - at Carnoustie, and she will be hoping for further success when the AIG Women’s Open visits Muirfield for the first time from August 4-7, 2022.

But where will the final women’s Major of the season be heading in the coming years?

2023 - Walton Heath

Walton Heath New Course pictured on a sunny day

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The 47th AIG Women’s Open will be held for the first time at Walton Heath in Surrey. The 120-year-old club has hosted the British Masters and the Senior Open, but this will be the first time hosting the cream of the women’s game. In addition to the Senior Open, Walton Heath staged a famous Ryder Cup clash between Europe and the United States in 1981 and five European Opens. Walton Heath also annually stages the US Open European Qualifier and the Walton Heath Trophy for elite amateurs.

2024 - St Andrews

St Andrews

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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 this tournament has been back to St Andrews, American Stacy Lewis winning her second Major and first Women’s Open title in 2013. Mexican Lorena Ochoa is the other Women’s Open champion crowned at St Andrews, taking the title in 2007. St Andrews hosted the 150th Open Championship in July 2022, when Australian Cameron Smith won his first Major.

2025 - Royal Porthcawl

Royal Porthcawl green and bunkers pictured

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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, one of the very best golf courses in Wales, was founded in 1891 and moved to its current site in 1895, and has hosted the Senior Open in 2014 and 2017, as well as the British Masters, Walker Cup and Curtis Cup in the past. It has been suggested that Royal Porthcawl should be added to the rota of courses hosting the Open Championship, becoming the first Welsh host course, and a successful staging of the AIG Women's Open could prove the perfect audition.

Jeff Kimber
Jeff Kimber

Jeff graduated from Leeds University in Business Studies and Media in 1996 and did a post grad in journalism at Sheffield College in 1997. His first jobs were on Slam Dunk (basketball) and Football Monthly magazines, and he's worked for the Sunday Times, Press Association and ESPN. He has faced golfing greats Sam Torrance and Sergio Garcia, but on the poker felt rather than the golf course. Jeff's favourite course played is Sandy Lane in Barbados, which went far better than when he played Matfen Hall in Northumberland, where he crashed the buggy on the way to the 1st tee!