9 Hole
Challenge
Amateur golfers can earn a dream opportunity to play the famous Old Course on the eve of The 150th Open at St Andrews.


Forty finalists will enjoy the experience of a lifetime by teeing up in the Final on Friday 8 July, competing over holes 1–4 and 14–18 of the Old Course and savouring the atmosphere in front of the grandstands just days before The 150th Open commences.


R&A 9 Hole Challenge

Qualifying for the popular championship this year is open to golfers in Great Britain and Ireland, Australia and New Zealand who hold a registered handicap index.

2021 Champions

Matthew Barnes & Chris Houghton

Matthew Barnes and Chris Houghton of Whittlebury Park Golf Club in South Northamptonshire were elated to have won the Stableford competition with a nett aggregate score of 38 points to be crowned 2021 champions. Matthew Elks and Brad Rhodes of Chesterfield Golf Club finished runners-up. Clive Edginton, Captain of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, presented the prizes to the leading teams.

Date
10 July 2021
Course
Royal St Georges
Winning Score
38 Points
Home Club
Whittlebury Park

News and Updates

The Rules Quiz

Think you know the Rules of Golf? Test your knowledge now to find out whether you are a novice or a master, then challenge your friends to do the same!

Support

There is lots of support available to help you enjoy golf.  Many local golf clubs and facilities have qualified and fully trained PGA professionals to assist you. Booking a lesson is easy and will help boost your confidence as you learn the basics and about the equipment.  They will offer advice on what clubs you need, how to grip a club and develop swing basics so you have the perfect start in golf.