The Open Championship Final Venues

Rye Golf Club

Rye Golf Club

14th Open Championship proved to be an excellent adventure both on and off the course. Read the full report »


Ganton Golf Club

Ganton Golf Club

The Ganton Final has been judged a success, many kind emails and calls have been received.Read the full report »


Royal St Georges

Royal St. George’s

The 16th Open Championship at Royal St. George’s was hailed as a great success, Read the full report »


Royal Liverpool Golf Club

Royal Liverpool Golf Club

Just as we foregathered in the Caldy Golf Club car park, so the rain started to fall, Read the full report »

St Enodoc Golf Club

St.Enodoc Golf Club

Final venue for the Golf Club Secretary 18th Open Championship, Read the full report »


Hillside Golf Club

Hillside Golf Club

Final venue for the Golf Club Secretary 19th Open Championship, Read the full report »


20th Open Championship

Read all the reports from the 20th Open Championship All Reports


21st Open Championship

Entry form for the Golf Club Secretary 22nd Open Championship, Download entry form »


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This is an annual event comprising ten Regional Qualifying Tournaments leading to a Final in May each year. Final venues have included Hintlesham Hall, Edgbaston, Royal Liverpool, Burnham & Berrow, Royal St. George's, Little Aston, Broadstone, Ganton, Saunton, The Duke's, The Berkshire, Royal West Norfolk and in 2017 Rye for the second time. Whilst the venue for the 22nd Final in May 2018 will be Formby.

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