Wales will host the AIG Women’s British Open for the first time in 2021, with Royal Porthcawl hosting the event currently scheduled as the final women’s major of the season.
Royal Porthcawl, which is one of two clubs in Wales with the Royal moniker, follows Royal Troon, which hosts the Women’s British Open for the first time in 2020. Porthcawl has hosted numerous important championships, including the 2014 Senior Open Championship and the 2017 Senior Open Championship, won by Bernhard Langer.
Porthcawl is South Wales’ first 18-hole course, earning the Royal distinction in 1909.
“We are very much looking forward to taking the AIG Women’s British Open to Royal Porthcawl for the first time in 2021,” said Johnnie Cole-Hamilton, Executive Director of Championships for the R&A. “We have a very exciting couple of years ahead with the Championship also making its debut at Royal Troon in 2020. Both courses will present outstanding tests for the world’s best women’s golfers.”
Georgia Hall is defending champion this week at Woburn Golf Club, just outside of London, which hosts for an 11th time. The Women’s British Open rotation has improved substantially in the last decade, with more courses found in the Open Championship rotation being added as future Women’s British Open sites. The R&A has committed to a $4.5 million Women’s British Open prize pool for the event for the next three years, considering it a first step toward pay parity with the Open.