The R&A has confirmed that The Buckinghamshire and Hankley Common will host qualifying events for the 2023 AIG Women’s Open at Walton Heath.
Pre-Qualifying will be played across 18 holes at The Buckinghamshire in Denham on Monday, 17 July.
Final Qualifying will take place on Monday, 7 August at Hankley Common in Surrey, where after 18 holes a minimum of three golfers will earn a place in the AIG Women’s Open being played from 10-13 August.
The Buckinghamshire, which was designed by Ryder Cup Captain John Jacobs, first hosted Pre-Qualifying for the AIG Women’s Open in 2022.. Home to the Ladies’ European Tour, it has previously hosted professional championships, including the Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf won by Greg Norman in 1997 and Colin Montgomerie a year later. More recently it hosted Regional Qualifying for The Open from 2011 to 2015 and in 2022, the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters on four occasions and two Rose Ladies Series events.
This is the first time that Hankley Common will host Final Qualifying for the AIG Women’s Open. It has previously hosted the R&A Boys’ Home Internationals and in 2009 and the R&A Men’s Home Internationals last year.
Zoe Ridgway, Championship Director – AIG Women’s Open at The R&A said, “We would like to thank The Buckinghamshire and Hankley Common for hosting qualifying events for the AIG Women’s Open. They will present a challenging and fair test of golf for the players and we look forward to seeing who will emerge from qualifying to take their place at Walton Heath.”
Early bird tickets are now on sale and adult tickets start from just £10 with children aged under 16 years old admitted free of charge. Spectators aged 16-24 years old will be entitled to purchase youth tickets starting from £5. A £5 Mastercard discount is available once per person.
Hospitality options are now on sale with further information available at www.aigwomensopen.com/