British Open Golf Courses

Courses That Have Hosted the Open Championship

Old Course at St. Andrews Hole is most frequent host site among British Open golf courses
The Old Course at St. Andrews is the most frequent host among British Open golf courses. David Cannon / Getty Images

Below is the yearly list of golf courses that have been the site of the British Open golf tournament, dating back to that major's first playing in 1860. Announced future sites are listed first.

The courses in the Open rota are all links. There are currently nine links that consistently serve as host sites. The Old Course at St. Andrews is the course that has been the site of the most Opens (info).

2016 - Royal Troon, Troon, South Ayrshire, Scotland

2015 - The Old Course at St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland

2014 - Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, England

2013 - Muirfield, Gullane, Scotland

2012 - Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club, Lytham St. Annes, England

2011 - Royal St. George's Golf Club, Sandwich, England

2010 - The Old Course at St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland

2009 - Turnberry (Ailsa Course), South Ayrshire, Scotland

2008 - Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport, England

2007 - Carnoustie Golf Links (Championship Course), Carnoustie, Scotland

2006 - Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, England

2005 - The Old Course at St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland

2004 - Royal Troon Golf Club (Old Course), Troon, Scotland

2003 - Royal St. George's Golf Club, Sandwich, England

2002 - Muirfield, Gullane, Scotland

2001 - Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club, Lytham St. Annes, England

2000 - The Old Course at St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland

1999 - Carnoustie Golf Links (Championship Course), Carnoustie, Scotland

1998 - Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport, England

1997 - Royal Troon Golf Club (Old Course), Troon, Scotland

1996 - Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club, Lytham St. Annes, England

1995 - The Old Course at St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland

1994 - Turnberry (Ailsa Course), South Ayrshire, Scotland

1993 - Royal St.

George's Golf Club, Sandwich, England

1992 - Muirfield, Gullane, Scotland

1991 - Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport, England

1990 - The Old Course at St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland

1989 - Royal Troon Golf Club (Old Course), Troon, Scotland

1988 - Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club, Lytham St. Annes, England

1987 - Muirfield, Gullane, Scotland

1986 - Turnberry (Ailsa Course), South Ayrshire, Scotland

1985 - Royal St. George's Golf Club, Sandwich, England

1984 - The Old Course at St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland

1983 - Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport, England

1982 - Royal Troon Golf Club (Old Course), Troon, Scotland

1981 - Royal St. George's Golf Club, Sandwich, England

1980 - Muirfield, Gullane, Scotland

1979 - Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club, Lytham St. Annes, England

1978 - The Old Course at St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland

1977 - Turnberry (Ailsa Course), South Ayrshire, Scotland

1976 - Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport, England

1975 - Carnoustie Golf Links (Championship Course), Carnoustie, Scotland

1974 - Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club, Lytham St. Annes, England

1973 - Royal Troon Golf Club (Old Course), Troon, Scotland

1972 - Muirfield, Gullane, Scotland

1971 - Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport, England

1970 - The Old Course at St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland

1969 - Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club, Lytham St. Annes, England

1968 - Carnoustie Golf Links (Championship Course), Carnoustie, Scotland

1967 - Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, England

1966 - Muirfield, Gullane, Scotland

1965 - Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport, England

1964 - The Old Course at St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland

1963 - Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club, Lytham St. Annes, England

1962 - Royal Troon Golf Club (Old Course), Troon, Scotland

1961 - Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport, England

1960 - The Old Course at St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland

1959 - Muirfield, Gullane, Scotland

1958 - Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club, Lytham St. Annes, England

1957 - The Old Course at St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland

1956 - Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, England

1955 - The Old Course at St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland

1954 - Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport, England

1953 - Carnoustie Golf Links (Championship Course), Carnoustie, Scotland

1952 - Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club, Lytham St. Annes, England

1951 - Royal Portrush Golf Club (Dunluce Links), Portrush, Northern Ireland

1950 - Royal Troon Golf Club (Old Course), Troon, Scotland

1949 - Royal St. George's Golf Club, Sandwich, England

1948 - Muirfield, Gullane, Scotland

1947 - Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, England

1946 - The Old Course at St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland

1940–1945 - Not played

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1939 - The Old Course at St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland

1938 - Royal St. George's Golf Club, Sandwich, England

1937 - Carnoustie Golf Links (Championship Course), Carnoustie, Scotland

1936 - Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, England

1935 - Muirfield, Gullane, Scotland

1934 - Royal St. George's Golf Club, Sandwich, England

1933 - The Old Course at St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland

1932 - Prince's Golf Club, Sandwich, England

1931 - Carnoustie Golf Links (Championship Course), Carnoustie, Scotland

1930 - Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, England

1929 - Muirfield, Gullane, Scotland

1928 - Royal St. George's Golf Club, Sandwich, England

1927 - The Old Course at St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland

1926 - Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club, Lytham St. Annes, England

1925 - Prestwick Golf Club, Prestwick, Scotland

1924 - Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, England

1923 - Royal Troon Golf Club (Old Course), Troon, Scotland

1922 - Royal St. George's Golf Club, Sandwich, England

1921 - The Old Course at St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland

1920 - Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, Deal, England

1915–1919 - Not played

1914 - Prestwick Golf Club, Prestwick, Scotland

1913 - Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, England

1912 - Muirfield, Gullane, Scotland

1911 - Royal St. George's Golf Club, Sandwich, England

1910 - The Old Course at St. Andrews, St.

Andrews, Scotland

1909 - Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, Deal, England

1908 - Prestwick Golf Club, Prestwick, Scotland

1907 - Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, England

1906 - Muirfield, Gullane, Scotland

1905 - The Old Course at St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland

1904 - Royal St. George's Golf Club, Sandwich, England

1903 - Prestwick Golf Club, Prestwick, Scotland

1902 - Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, England

1901 - Muirfield, Gullane, Scotland

1900 - The Old Course at St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland

1899 - Royal St. George's Golf Club, Sandwich, England

1898 - Prestwick Golf Club, Prestwick, Scotland

1897 - Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, England

1896 - Muirfield, Gullane, Scotland

1895 - The Old Course at St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland

1894 - Royal St. George's Golf Club, Sandwich, England

1893 - Prestwick Golf Club, Prestwick, Scotland

1892 - Muirfield, Gullane, Scotland

1891 - The Old Course at St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland

1890 - Prestwick Golf Club, Prestwick, Scotland

1889 - Musselburgh Links, Musselburgh, Scotland

1888 - The Old Course at St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland

1887 - Prestwick Golf Club, Prestwick, Scotland

1886 - Musselburgh Links, Musselburgh, Scotland

1885 - The Old Course at St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland

1884 - Prestwick Golf Club, Prestwick, Scotland

1883 - Musselburgh Links, Musselburgh, Scotland

1882 - The Old Course at St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland

1881 - Prestwick Golf Club, Prestwick, Scotland

1880 - Musselburgh Links, Musselburgh, Scotland

1879 - The Old Course at St.

Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland

1878 - Prestwick Golf Club, Prestwick, Scotland

1877 - Musselburgh Links, Musselburgh, Scotland

1876 - The Old Course at St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland

1875 - Prestwick Golf Club, Prestwick, Scotland

1874 - Musselburgh Links, Musselburgh, Scotland

1873 - The Old Course at St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland

1872 - Prestwick Golf Club, Prestwick, Scotland

1871 - Not played

1870 - Prestwick Golf Club, Prestwick, Scotland

1869 - Prestwick Golf Club, Prestwick, Scotland

1868 - Prestwick Golf Club, Prestwick, Scotland

1867 - Prestwick Golf Club, Prestwick, Scotland

1866 - Prestwick Golf Club, Prestwick, Scotland

1865 - Prestwick Golf Club, Prestwick, Scotland

1864 - Prestwick Golf Club, Prestwick, Scotland

1863 - Prestwick Golf Club, Prestwick, Scotland

1862 - Prestwick Golf Club, Prestwick, Scotland

1861 - Prestwick Golf Club, Prestwick, Scotland

1860 - Prestwick Golf Club, Prestwick, Scotland

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