Kingsbarns Golf Links confirmed as the venue to host 2017 Women’s British Open

Last Updated: 23/08/14 10:37am

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Kingsbarns: Hosted qualifying for this year's Women's British Open, which was held at Birkdale

Kingsbarns: Hosted qualifying for this year's Women's British Open, which was held at Birkdale

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Kingsbarns will host its first major after being announced as the venue for the Ricoh Women’s British Open in 2017.

The Scottish course, which opened 14 years ago, has already played host to the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship since 2001, the 2010 Open final qualifying and the 2013 Ricoh Women’s British Open final qualifying.

"We are honoured to host the Ricoh Women's British Open in 2017," Kingsbarns chief executive Alan Hogg said.

"We have welcomed tour events to Kingsbarns for many years but this will be on a different scale.

"The prestige of the Women's Open is growing every year. More importantly, seeing the very best lady golfers competing over the Kingsbarns links should be very exciting.

"We are extremely proud to have been selected to host such a quality event."

Shona Malcolm, the Ladies’ Golf Union’s CEO, added: “We believe Kingsbarns will be a wonderful addition to the Women’s Open rota.

“Their excitement at hosting their first Major will make the 2017 edition very special and we look forward to a long relationship with them.”

Birkdale was the venue for the Women's British Open this year and the event will be staged at Turnberry in 2015 and then Woburn in 2016.

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