British Open Venues

Between 1860 and 1870, the British Open was played at Prestwick Golf Club. After not being held in 1871, it was then played at a number of courses in rotation, initially with three courses in the rotation - Prestwick, St Andrews, and Musselburgh.

The tournament was also not held during the World Wars, 1915-1919 and 1940-1945.

In 2019, British Open will be played in Northern Ireland for only the second time ever, at Royal Portrush Golf Club (it was previously hosted on this course in 1951).


Year Course Location
2019 Royal Portrush Golf Club County Antrim, Northern Ireland
2018 Carnoustie Golf Links Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland
2017 Royal Birkdale Golf Club Southport, Merseyside, England
2016 Royal Troon Golf Club Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland
2015 The Old Course St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
2014 Royal Liverpool Golf Club Hoylake Merseyside England
2013 Muirfield Gullane East Lothian Scotland
2012 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club Lytham St Annes Lancashire England
2011 Royal St George's Golf Club Sandwich Kent England
2010 The Old Course St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
2009 Ailsa Course at Turnberry
2008 Royal Birkdale Golf Club
2007 Carnoustie Golf Links
2006 Royal Liverpool Golf Club
2005 St Andrews
2004 Royal Troon Golf Club
2003 Royal St George's Golf Club
2002 Muirfield
2001 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
2000 St Andrews
1999 Carnoustie Golf Links
1998 Royal Birkdale Golf Club
1997 Royal Troon Golf Club
1996 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
1995 St Andrews
1994 Turnberry
1993 Royal St George's Golf Club
1992 Muirfield
1991 Royal Birkdale Golf Club
1990 St Andrews
1989 Royal Troon Golf Club
1988 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
1987 Muirfield
1986 Turnberry
1985 Royal St George's Golf Club
1984 St Andrews
1983 Royal Birkdale Golf Club
1982 Royal Troon Golf Club
1981 Royal St George's Golf Club
1980 Muirfield
1979 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
1978 St Andrews
1977 Turnberry
1976 Royal Birkdale Golf Club
1975 Carnoustie Golf Links
1974 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
1973 Royal Troon Golf Club
1972 Muirfield
1971 Royal Birkdale Golf Club
1970 St Andrews
1969 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
1968 Carnoustie Golf Links
1967 Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1966 Muirfield
1965 Royal Birkdale Golf Club
1964 St Andrews
1963 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
1962 Royal Troon Golf Club
1961 Royal Birkdale Golf Club
1960 St Andrews
1959 Muirfield
1958 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
1957 St Andrews
1956 Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1955 St Andrews
1954 Royal Birkdale Golf Club
1953 Carnoustie Golf Links
1952 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
1951 Royal Portrush Golf Club
1950 Royal Troon Golf Club
1949 Royal St George's Golf Club
1948 Muirfield
1947 Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1946 St Andrews
1940-1945: No Championships due to World War II  
1939 St Andrews
1938 Royal St George's Golf Club
1937 Carnoustie Golf Links
1936 Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1935 Muirfield
1934 Royal St George's Golf Club
1933 St Andrews
1932 Prince's Golf Club
1931 Carnoustie Golf Links
1930 Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1929 Muirfield
1928 Royal St George's Golf Club
1927 St Andrews
1926 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
1925 Prestwick Golf Club
1924 Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1923 Royal Troon Golf Club
1922 Royal St George's Golf Club
1921 St Andrews
1920 Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club
1915-1919: No Championships due to World War I  
1914 Prestwick Golf Club
1913 Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1912 Muirfield
1911 Royal St George's Golf Club
1910 St Andrews
1909 Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club
1908 Prestwick Golf Club
1907 Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1906 Muirfield
1905 St Andrews
1904 Royal St George's Golf Club
1903 Prestwick Golf Club
1902 Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1901 Muirfield
1900 St. Andrews
1899 Royal St George's Golf Club
1898 Prestwick Golf Club
1897 Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1896 Muirfield
1895 St Andrews
1894 Royal St George's Golf Club
1893 Prestwick Golf Club
1892 Muirfield
1891 St Andrews
1890 Prestwick Golf Club
1889 Musselburgh Links
1888 St Andrews
1887 Prestwick Golf Club
1886 Musselburgh Links
1885 St Andrews
1884 Prestwick Golf Club
1883 Musselburgh Links
1882 St Andrews
1881 Prestwick Golf Club
1880 Musselburgh Links
1879 St Andrews
1878 Prestwick Golf Club
1877 Musselburgh Links
1876 St Andrews
1875 Prestwick Golf Club
1874 Musselburgh Links
1873 St Andrews
1872 Prestwick Golf Club
1871 No Championship held
1860 - 70 Prestwick Golf Club

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