The oldest of the four major tournaments, the Open Championship has been contested since 1860. Better known in America as the British Open, the tournament rotates among nine courses in Scotland, England, and Northern Ireland. All courses used for the British Open are traditional links courses.
Old Course at St. Andrews
Located in the spiritual home of golf, St. Andrews, Scotland, the Old Course ar St. Andrews has held the British Open more times than any other venue.
First hosting the British Open in 1892, Gullane, Scotland's Muirfield is another historic Scottish course that remains in rotation for hosting duties.
Royal St George's Golf Club
Located in Sandwich, England, Royal St George's Golf Club became the first course outside of Scotland to host the British Open.
Royal Liverpool Golf Club
Located just outside Liverpool in Hoylake, England, Royal Liverpool Golf Club maintains its status as one of England's best courses.
Royal Troon Golf Club
Located southwest of Glasgow, the Royal Troon Golf Club has hosted 9 British Opens to date.
Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
One of the world's greatest links courses, Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club has hosted 11 British Opens. It is located in Lytham St Annes, England.
Camoustie Golf Links
Located in Camoustie, Scotland, this course first hosted the British Open in 1931.
Royal Portrush Golf Club
The only course located outside of Scotland and England to host the Britsh Open, Northern Ireland's Royal Portrush Golf Club is slated to host its next British Open in 2019.
Royal Birkdale Golf Club
Frequently making global "best of" lists, Southport, England's Royal Birkdale Golf Club first hosted in 1954 and last hosted the 2017 British Open.
South Ayrshire, Scotland's Turnberry is the most recent edition to the rotation of courses, having first hosted a British Open in 1977.
In addition to the 9 courses listed above, an additional four courses have held the honor of hosting a British Open. The inaugural tournament was held at Scotland's the Prestwick Golf Club, which last hosted a British Open in 1925. Fellow Scottish course Mussellburgh Links has also hosted multiple tournaments. England's Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club and Prince's Golf Club are the remaining two courses to host the prestigious tournament.