Woburn to Host 2016 Women’s Open Championship

July 10, 2014

Woburn has been announced as the host for the 2016 Women’s Open Championship.

While previous Championships have been held on the Duke’s Course, it will be the Marquess Course that will host the 2016 Championship. This marks not only the 40th edition of the Championship, but also the 40th anniversary of the opening of Woburn Golf Club.

Forming part of the Woburn Estate, home to the Duke of Bedford, Woburn Golf Club is one of the UK’s premier golf facilities, boasting three world class Championship golf courses. The Marquess Course is the most recent of the three courses, opening in 2000, and it has hosted two European Tour events, but never a women’s Major.

Shona Malcolm, the LGU’s CEO commented, “We are all looking forward to returning to Woburn for the 10th time. With so much shared history, Woburn is a very fitting venue at which to celebrate the Championship’s  40th anniversary. The Marquess Course will provide a fresh challenge for the players and fits perfectly with our commitment to ensuring the world’s best women players showcase their talents on the world’s best golf courses.”

Simon Sasaki, Corporate Executive Vice President, Ricoh Company Ltd. concluded, “We have been the title sponsor of the Ricoh Women’s British Open since 2007 and one of the many attractions of this historic tournament is taking our clients to the many wonderful venues that the LGU and IMG have secured. We think Woburn will be the perfect place to celebrate the events 40th anniversary with all its heritage and its proximity to London.”