The R&A has announced the venues for its amateur championships and international matches in 2021, which include some of the most prestigious courses in Great Britain and Ireland.
Nairn Golf Club in Scotland will host the 126th Amateur Championship from June 14-19. It will be the second time the Dunbar-based venue has hosted the tournament following its debut in 1994, when Gordon Sherry lifted the title. The qualifying rounds will be played at Nairn Dunbar.
The previous week will see Hunstanton Golf Club in Norfolk hosting the 118th Women’s Amateur Championship (June 8-12). It will be the sixth time the famed links has hosted the event, but the first since Mickey Walker’s triumph in 1972. Attracting a 144-strong field, the winner earns a place in the Women’s British Open, US Women’s Open, the Evian Championship and Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship.
Elsewhere, 2021 will see Royal Cinque Ports and Prince’s (main picture) host the R&A Boys’ Amateur for the first time (August 10-15), while the Girls’ Amateur will be played at Fulford in Yorkshire (August 10-14), and the Girls’ U16 Amateur will be played at Enville in the West Midlands (April 23-25), both venues hosting these championships for the first time.
An addition to the R&A’s schedule in 2021 will be the Men’s Home Internationals, which will be played at Hankley Common in Surrey from September 8-10.
Elsewhere, the R&A Boys’ Home Internationals will be played at Trentham in Staffordshire (Aug 3-6), the R&A Women’s and Girls’ Home Internationals at Ganton in Yorkshire (Aug 4-6) and the R&A Women’s and Men’s Senior Home Internationals at Machynys in Wales (Sept 14-16).
The R&A Senior Amateur Championship will be played at Royal Dornoch (July 28-30), while the R&A Women’s Senior Amateur Championship will be played at Castlerock in Northern Ireland from August 18-20 (TBC).