Congratulations to the world-class Royal Lytham & St Anne’s Golf Club on being chosen to host the AIG Women’s Open Championship in 2026. It is the sixth time the club has been selected for this prestigious event, which attracts top women golfers from across the globe.
The event brings pride to the town of St Anne’s on Sea (where the club is based) and also boosts local visitors and tourism revenue too!
In a joint statement, the Captain of Royal Lytham and St Annes, Dr Mike Wilson, and the Lady Captain, Michele Hall, said: ‘We are delighted that this prestigious and exciting championship is again returning to our historic links. The remarkable win by Georgia Hall in 2018 is still fresh in our minds and we look forward to hosting another outstanding championship in 2026.’
Martin Slumbers, R&A chief executive, said: ‘Royal Lytham and St Anne’s has a long and proud history of hosting the biggest golf championships in the world and we are delighted to be taking the AIG Women’s Open there in 2026. It is one of the finest links courses in the United Kingdom and has produced many memorable champions, including Georgia Hall’s 2018 victory to the rapturous applause of a home crowd.“We look forward to making more memories at Royal Lytham and adding to the history of the AIG Women’s Open on this world-class links.’
AIG, meanwhile, have extended their sponsorship of the Women’s Open until 2030 and the prize fund for this year’s championship is $9 million – up 23 per cent on last year. The winner will scoop $1.35 million.