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Revised schedule for 2021 amateur events

The R&A has announced a revised schedule for its amateur championships and international matches in 2021. 

The R&A Men’s Home Internationals, being staged by the St Andrews-based governing body for the first time, will be played from 14-16 April at Royal Dornoch to assist with Great Britain and Ireland’s preparations for the Walker Cup match against the United States of America in May. 

A consolidated series of home international matches for boys and girls, women, senior men and women will take place at one venue for the first time with Woodhall Spa hosting the matches from 4-6 August. 

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Great Britain and Ireland will hope to regain the Walker Cup currently held by the USA after their victory at Royal Liverpool in 2019.

Rearranged golf events

The senior amateur championships for men and women will now take place at Ganton from 6-9 July and Ashridge from 7-9 July, respectively.

The rearranged Curtis Cup match between Great Britain and Ireland and the United States of America is scheduled to take place at Conwy from 26-28 August. 

The Women’s Amateur Latin America presented by The R&A and the ANNIKA Foundation will be played for the first time in November when the top women’s amateur golfers in the region compete at Pilar Golf in Argentina.

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The rearranged 41st Curtis Cup will be played at Conwy in August after the match was postponed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Grateful to golf clubs

Phil Anderton, Chief Development Officer at The R&A, said, “We have considered a range of factors in revising our schedule of amateur championships and international matches and are grateful to all of the venues for their support and understanding to allow us to make these changes. 

“We are hopeful that we will be able to stage these events as planned but we recognise that the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic still remains uncertain and will adapt our plans in line with the guidance provided by governments and our medical advisers.”

A full calendar of events can be found here.

2021 R&A Amateur Championships and International Matches:




R&A Men’s Home Internationals

Royal Dornoch

14-16 April

R&A Girls’ U16 Amateur Championship


23-25 April

The Walker Cup

Seminole, USA

8 and 9 May

The Women’s Amateur Championship

Kilmarnock (Barassie)

7-12 June

The Amateur Championship

Nairn and Nairn Dunbar

14-19 June

The Vagliano Trophy and Junior Vagliano Trophy

Lausanne, Switzerland

25 and 26 June

R&A Senior Amateur Championship


6-9 July

R&A Women’s Senior Amateur Championship


7-9 July

R&A Home Internationals

(Boys and Girls, Women, Senior Men and Women)

Woodhall Spa

4-6 August

R&A Girls’ Amateur Championship


10-14 August

R&A Boys’ Amateur Championship

Royal Cinque Ports and Prince’s

10-15 August

The Curtis Cup


26-28 August

The Jacques Leglise Trophy

Falsterbo, Sweden

27 and 28 August

Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific Championship

Pattaya, Thailand

7-10 October

Women’s Amateur Latin America Championship

Pilar Golf, Argentina

18-21 November