Golf's oldest major is heading back to Northern Ireland

Here are the future Open Championship venues confirmed by the R&A…

Future Open Championship venues: 2023

Tiger Woods major

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

Future Open Championship venues: 2024

decade in golf

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

Future Open Championship venues: 2025

Shane Lowry

Six years after it returned to Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951, Royal Portrush has been confirmed as the venue for the 153rd Open in 2025. It follows the huge success of the 2019 edition, which was won by Shane Lowry.

Martin Slumbers, R&A chief executive, said: “We could not be more thrilled to be bringing The Open back to Royal Portrush in 2025. There will be huge excitement among golf fans around the world to see the best men’s players facing the challenge of this magnificent links once again.

“The Open in 2019 was a massive success and showed just how much collective enthusiasm, passion and commitment there is to make Royal Portrush one of the leading venues for the Championship and to build a distinctive golf tourism brand for Northern Ireland.

“We greatly appreciate the support we have received from the Northern Ireland Executive, our partner agencies and, of course, from the Club and its members. We look forward to working with them to deliver another fantastic celebration of golf in four years’ time.”

  • The 153rd Open will be played at Royal Portrush from July 13-20, 2025.

Future Open Championship venues: 2030?

Have players at the 2022 Open inadvertently revealed when The Open will next visit St Andrews?

The Home of Golf has hosted golf’s oldest major 30 times – and since 1990 on years ending 0 and 5, though that was switched up so it could hold the 150th edition.

And with Hoylake hosting in 2023, Troon in 2024, and Portrush in 2025, there has been talk about when the Claret Jug will return to this famous links.

It seems we will have to wait until 2030, if Tiger Woods and Jon Rahm are to be believed.

When talking about whether or not he will return to St Andrews for another Open, Woods said: “I think the next one comes around in 2030, and I don’t know if I will be physically able to play by then.”

While Rahm, on the same subject, added: “From what I heard, it will be in 2030, which is eight years from now, which is probably a few years too long.”

If true, it will be the third longest break from St Andrews in Open history, behind the 11-year gap from 1910 to 1921, which incorporated the first World War, and the nine-year wait from 1946 to 1955.


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The R&A has announced details of how you can get tickets for the historic 151st Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in 2023. Click here to find out more.

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