These are the venues that will stage the R&A’s biggest championships in 2021

Royal Dornoch will host the Men’s Home Internationals in April as the R&A kicks-off its schedule of amateur and international championships in 2021.

The governing body has announced a revised schedule for tournaments and the Home Internationals, being staged by the St-Andrews based organisation for the first time, will start the year to help Great Britain & Ireland’s preparations for the Walker Cup in the USA in May.

The Amateur Championships will be held in successive weeks in June, with the women at Kilmarnock (Barassie) from June 7 to 12 and the men at Nairn and Nairn Dunbar from June 14 to 19.

While Woodhall Spa will hold a consolidated Home Internationals from August 4 to 6, Ganton stages the Senior Amateur Championship from July 6 to 9.

Phil Anderton, the R&A’s chief development officer, said: “We have considered a range of factors in revising our schedule of amateur championships and international matches and are grateful to all of the venues for their support and understanding to allow us to make these changes.

“We are hopeful that we will be able to stage these events as planned but we recognise that the situation with the Covid-19 pandemic still remains uncertain and will adapt our plans in line with the guidance provided by governments and our medical advisers.”

2021 R&A Amateur Championships and International Matches

April 14-16: Men’s Home Internationals, Royal Dornoch

April 23-25: Girls’ U16 Amateur Championship, Enville

May 8-9: The Walker Cup, Seminole, USA

June 7-12: Women’s Amateur Championship, Kilmarnock (Barassie)

June 14-19: Amateur Championship, Nairn and Nairn Dunbar

June 25 and 26: Vagliano Trophy and Junior Vagliano Trophy, Lausanne, Switzerland

July 6-9: Senior Amateur Championship, Ganton

July 7-9: Women’s Senior Amateur Championship, Ashridge

August 4-6: Home Internationals, Woodhall Spa

August 10-14: Girls’ Amateur Championship, Fulford

August 10-15: Boys’ Amateur Championship, Royal Cinque Ports and Prince’s

August 26-28: The Curtis Cup, Conwy

August 27-28: Jacques Leglise Trophy, Falsterbo, Sweden

October 7-10: Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific Championship, Pattaya, Thailand

November 18-21: Women’s Amateur Latin America Championship, Pilar Golf, Argentina

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