The Best Women's British Open Venues on Golfshake
The Women's British Open is the final major championship on the golf calendar each year, having been awarded that status by the LPGA Tour in 2001, although the event's history dates back much further than that.
First established in 1976 by the Ladies Golf Union, the magnificent Fulford in Yorkshire hosted the inaugural edition, won by amateur Jenny Lee Smith. Despite being played at Royal Birkdale in 1982, the tournament was nearly lost, before momentum developed throughout the latter half of that decade with the likes of Moor Park, Lindrick and St Mellion hosting.
In the 1990s, the Duke's Course at Woburn was a regular venue, while the great Karrie Webb won at Sunningdale in 1997, before the Open headed to Royal Lytham & St Annes for the first time. Major recognition was soon to be bestowed, further elevating the stature of this event.
Since then, the Women's British Open has been more frequently contested at the classic links of the country, including Turnberry, Carnoustie, Royal Liverpool and the Old Course at St Andrews. Nonetheless, the event is still often held at non-seaside venues, including Woburn's Marquees Course in 2019. Royal Troon will host in 2020 and Royal Porthcawl in 2021. It's hard to beat the variety seen at the British Open.
We take a closer look at each of them, including the unique Golfshake reviews.
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