Kingsbarns Golf Links to host the Ricoh Women’s British Open in 2017
Host to the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship since 2001, the 2010 Open Final Qualifying and the 2013 Ricoh Women’s British Open Final Qualifying, Kingsbarns has been widely acclaimed by players and media alike since opening 14 years ago and has fitted seamlessly into the famous golfing landscape of St Andrews.
Kingsbarns joins a stellar list of courses on the Championship rota and is universally thought to be one of the World’s best modern courses, ranked Number One in GolfWeek’s Top 100 modern courses within the UK and ranked 18th on Golf Digest’s Top 100 Best Courses Outside the United States.
Art Dunkley, Director of Kingsbarns Golf Links said, “People have said many flattering things about our course and facilities since we opened in 2000 but being selected to host our first Major Championship is the greatest accolade of all.”
Turnberry’s famous Ailsa course was the venue for the 2015 Ricoh Women’s British Open, welcoming the Ricoh Women’s British Open for only the second time in the Championship’s history and Woburn hosted the venue in 2016 hosting it’s 10th Ricoh Women’s British Open.