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Open Championship Venues

Just 14 courses have hosted the Open Championship since the competition was founded in 1860. St Andrews, the "Home of Golf", has hosted the competition the most times at 29 times.

The Royal & Ancient have announced the following venue for future Open Championships: Royal Troon (2016), Royal Birkdale (2017) and Caroustie (2018).

The following lists the great locations to have hosted the Open Championship:

Venue Instances Years Hosted
St Andrews 29 1873, 1876, 1879, 1882, 1885, 1888, 1891, 1895, 1900, 1905, 1910, 1921, 1927, 1933, 1939, 1946, 1955, 1957, 1960, 1964, 1970, 1978, 1984, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015
Prestwick 24 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1872, 1875, 1878, 1881, 1884, 1887, 1890, 1893, 1898, 1903, 1908, 1914, 1925
Muirfield 16 1892, 1896, 1901, 1906, 1912, 1929, 1935, 1948, 1959, 1966, 1972, 1980, 1987, 1992, 2002, 2013
Royal St George's 14 1894, 1899, 1904, 1911, 1922, 1928, 1934, 1938, 1949, 1981, 1985, 1993, 2003, 2011
Royal Liverpool 12 1897, 1902, 1907, 1913, 1924, 1930, 1936, 1947, 1956, 1967, 2006, 2014
Royal Lytham & St Annes 11 1926, 1952, 1958, 1963, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1988, 1996, 2001, 2012
Royal Birkdale 9 1954, 1961, 1965, 1971, 1976, 1983, 1991, 1998, 2008
Royal Troon 8 1923, 1950, 1962, 1973, 1982, 1989, 1997, 2004
Carnoustie 7 1931, 1937, 1953, 1968, 1975, 1999, 2007
Musselburgh 6 1874, 1877, 1880, 1883, 1886, 1889
Turnberry 4 1977, 1986, 1994, 2009
Royal Cinque Ports 2 1909, 1920
Prince's Golf Club 1 1932
Royal Portrush 1 1951

 


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