Where are the next Open Championships being held?
When the global pandemic shifted the 149th and 150th Opens back a year, there was some confusion as to whether the same would happen with Hoylake and Troon – which were originally scheduled for 2022 and ’23 respectively. This has now been cleared up. Here are the future Open Championship venues confirmed by the R&A…
Future Open Championship venues
2021: Royal St George’s
After a year off due to the global pandemic, the next Open we have to look forward to will be at Royal St George’s, the very first English course to host the Open. No course outside of Scotland has hosted more Opens and 127 years after its first St George’s remains one of the tougher Open layouts and is guaranteed to provide a difficult test for the players in 2021.
- The 149th Open will be played at Royal St George’s from July 11-18, 2021
2022: St Andrews
Where else would the 150th Open be? St Andrews, the modern day home of the Open, will once again play host to the best players in the world for the record 30th time.
Calling upon St Andrews every five years since 1990, the R&A have not-so-surprisingly decided to skip a year and allow the Old Course to take the historic event a year later.
- The 150th Open will be played at St Andrews from July 10-17, 2022
2023: Royal Liverpool
Royal Liverpool is hosting another Open on the back of an nine-year absence which seems to be the norm for this venue now. The previous two stagings at Hoylake have see two blockbuster champions in the form of Tiger Woods in 2006 and Rory McIlroy in 2014.
- The 151st Open will be played at Royal Liverpool from July 16-23, 2023
2024: Royal Troon
Eight years after Henrik Stenson went toe-to-toe with Phil Mickelson in one of the most memorable final rounds in Open history the tournament returns to the Ayrshire layout. 2024 will be the 10th time that Troon will have hosted the famous championship.
- The 152nd Open will be played at Royal Troon from July 14-21, 2024
It has been heavily rumoured that, as part of the deal to take the Open to Royal Portrush in 2019, it was to be held there again within five years.
It is unlikely the 2025 Open venue will be announced before 2021 but it’s almost certain that St Andrews will return to it’s usual slot of every five years.