Prince’s Golf Club in Kent has been selected to host the 120th renewal of the Women’s Amateur Championship in 2023, as the R&A unveiled the venues set to stage its most important tournaments over the next two years.
The famous Sandwich links will host the top female amateur golfers almost a year from now, with the tournament set to be staged from June 13-18. Royal Birkdale, a ten-time host of The Open, will host the 2024 Women’s Amateur.
The 127th Amateur Championship teed off today at Royal Lytham & St Annes and St Annes Old Links and the world’s leading men’s amateur golfers will compete at two other famed north-west layouts for next year’s staging at Hillside and Southport & Ainsdale. For the first time, the Irish links of Ballyliffin in County Donegal, which staged the 2018 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, will then host The Amateur in 2024.
The match play stages of the R&A Girls’ and Boys’ Amateur Championships will be played simultaneously at one venue at Carnoustie in August for the first time and the same trend will follow over the next two years. Ganton will host match play for both championships in 2023 with Fulford and York hosting stroke play qualifying. Alwoodley will stage match play in 2024 with Moortown and Pannal hosting qualifying.
The R&A Women’s and Men’s Senior Amateur championships will also be played concurrently again at Woodhall Spa next year and Saunton in 2024.
The R&A Girls’ U16 Amateur Championship will be held at Enville again next year, while the R&A Junior Open will be played at Kilmarnock (Barassie) in 2024 ahead of The 152nd Open at Royal Troon, continuing a tradition of staging the championship close to the host venue for The Open.
The Walker Cup, the biennial meeting between Great Britain and Ireland and the USA, takes place in St Andrews in 2023 with Sunningdale staging the Curtis Cup in 2024.A number of international matches contested between GB&I and the Continent of Europe will also take place.
The St Andrews Trophy will be held at Royal Porthcawl in 2024, while Royal Dornoch will welcome the Vagliano and Junior Vagliano Trophies in 2023. The Jacques Leglise Trophy and Junior Vagliano Trophy will be staged at West Lancashire in 2024.The Home International matches for boys, girls, men, women and senior men and women will also continue to be staged together. Lindrick and Conwy welcome the boys and girls in 2023 and 2024, with Machynys and Murcar Links hosting the men and women respectively. The senior matches will be played at West Kilbride and Castlerock.
The Amateur Championship being played at Royal Lytham & St Annes and St Annes Old Links this week is open to spectators with tickets available here. The R&A is providing live broadcast coverage of the quarter-finals and semi-finals on June 17 and the 36-hole final on June 18. This can be watched on The R&A’s website randa.org as well as its YouTube channel.
To view the R&A’s full 2023 and 2024 event calendar click here.