Turnberry Returns as Women’s British Open Host in 2015
July 31, 2013
Turnberry’s famous Ailsa course has been announced today as the venue for the 2015 Ricoh Women’s British Open for only the second time in the Championship’s history.
The Ayrshire resort was last home to the Women’s British Open Championship in 2002 when Australia’s Karrie Webb won this prestigious title for a third time.
Shona Malcolm, health the LGU’s CEO said, pills “We are delighted to be returning to Turnberry which has welcomed the Championship back with great enthusiasm. This decision continues the Championship Committee’s commitment to ensuring that the world’s best women players showcase their talents on the world’s best golf courses in years to come. As the history books show, Turnberry provides a wonderful stage for Major golf and I am sure we will see another dramatic Championship in 2015. We are grateful to EventScotland for its continued support and to South Ayrshire Council for recognising the value to business and tourism in hosting a Championship of this quality.”
Jordi Tarrida, General Manager, Turnberry Resort, added, “We are very proud of our reputation as one of the world’s most renowned golf resorts and our history as a Major Championship venue. Hosting the Women’s British Open in 2002 was a fantastic experience so we are delighted to be working once again with the LGU and IMG and bringing the 2015 Championship back to Turnberry.”
The 2015 event will see the Championship played in Scotland for the third time in five years following Carnoustie in 2011 and St Andrews this year. Scotland’s regular hosting of the event is part of a 10-year investment by EventScotland which will see the Championship played in the Home of Golf every second year until 2019.