The Amateur

Venues announced for Amateur championships in 2023 and 2024

A selection of renowned venues in Great Britain and Ireland will host The R&A’s amateur championships and international matches in 2023 and 2024.

The R&A
13 Jun 22
2 mins
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. Prince’s in Kent will stage The 120th Women’s Amateur Championship in 2023 and Royal Birkdale, a ten-time host of The Open, the year after.

Elite Venues

Phil Anderton, Chief Development Officer at The R&A, said, “We want to reinforce The R&A’s amateur championships and international matches as pinnacle events in global elite amateur golf and attract the best players from across the world to compete. “It is fitting to have our championships hosted at some of the world's finest venues over the next two years. Continuing to stage some of our most notable amateur championships for both male and female players at the same time also allows us to showcase and promote the sport for all.” 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.

Return to Enville

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 127th Amateur

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 Friday 17 June and the 36-hole Final on Saturday 18 June. This can be watched on The R&A’s website as well as its YouTube channel.

Championships & Matches Calendar



Latin America Amateur Championship12-15 Jan | Puerto RicoTBC
Girls' U16 Amateur Championship28-30 Apr | Enville26-28 Apr | Venue TBC
Curtis Cup
Dates TBC | Sunningdale
Women's Amateur Championship13-18 Jun | Prince's24-29 Jun | Royal Birkdale
The Amateur Championship19-24 Jun | Hillside and Southport & Ainsdale17-22 Jun | Ballyliffin
Vagliano Trophy30 Jun-1 Jul | Royal Dornoch
Junior Vagliano Trophy30 Jun-1 Jul | Royal Dornoch23-24 Aug | West Lancashire
Senior Amateur Championship11-14 Jul | Woodhall Spa9-12 Jul | Saunton
Women's Senior Amateur Championship11-14 Jul | Woodhall Spa9-12 Jul | Saunton
Junior Open 
15-17 Jul | Kilmarnock (Barrassie)
The Open20-23 Jul | Royal Liverpool18-21 Jul | Royal Troon
Senior Open Championship27-30 Jul | Royal Porthcawl25-28 Jul | Venue TBC
St Andrews Trophy
25-26 Jul | Royal Porthcawl
Girls' and Boys' Home Internationals8-10 Aug | Lindrick6-8 Aug | Conwy
Women's and Men's Home Internationals9-11 Aug | Machynys7-9 Aug | Murcar Links
AIG Women's OpenDates TBC | Walton HeathDates TBC | St Andrews
Boys' Amateur Championship14-20 Aug | Ganton & Fulford12-18 Aug | Alwoodley, Moortown & Pannal
Girls' Amateur Championship14-20 Aug | Ganton & York12-18 Aug | Alwoodley
Jacques Leglise Trophy25-26 Aug | France23-24 Aug | West Lancashire
Walker Cup2-3 Sept | St Andrews
Women's and Men's Senior Home Internationals19-21 Sept | West Kilbride17-19 Sept | Castlerock