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Nineteen different venues have hosted the championship since its inception in 1976, but where will the 2024 Women’s Open be played?

The 48th edition of the final women’s major of the year will return to one of the most famous golf courses in the world for the third time.

That’s because the iconic Old Course at St Andrews will stage the prestigious championship in 2024, as the home of golf welcomes the best players in the world.

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The 2024 Women’s Open

Running from August 21-25, the 2024 Women’s Open will take place on the Fife links at the place where it all began.

St Andrews hosted the 150th Open Championship in 2022, but you would have to go back to 2013 for the last time the Women’s Open graced the Old Course.

American Stacey Lewis was the winner that year, as she closed with back-to-back birdies to register an unsurpassable clubhouse lead of eight-under-par.

Lewis said: “I love this golf course more than any other links course I’ve played.

“I think it’s more the history of it than anything, just knowing all the great champions have played here. Golf was started here.”

The first Women’s Open there was held six years before that in 2007.

Lorena Ochoa etched her name into the history books by becoming the first player to win the championship at St Andrews.

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The Mexican took up the lead on the ninth hole of her first round and eventually finished four shots clear of the chasing pack on a five-under-par total.

The return of the championship to the world’s most famous links means that the Women’s Open will have been played in Scotland in four of the last five years.

Royal Troon, Carnoustie, and Muirfield hosted the event in successive years, respectively, before Walton Heath Golf Club played host in 2023.

Widely known for its Swilcan Bridge and Valley of Sin, the Old Course has hosted the biggest tournaments in the world of golf.

The par-72 layout remains a public course, though, and is open to all despite its grand status.

It hosted the Open Championship in 2022, as part of the cycle which sees the event held at the course every five years.

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