Walton Heath will host the AIG Women’s Open for the first time in 2023. Here’s what to expect, how to buy tickets and everything else you need to know ahead of the Championship.
When and where is the AIG Women’s Open and can I attend?
The AIG Women’s Open will be held at Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey from August 10-13. It is the first time the club has hosted the Championship, and the first AIG Women’s Open in greater London since Sunningdale served as the venue in 2004.
You can buy tickets for all four Championship days here, using your Mastercard to get £5 off your purchase. For the first time, you will also able to watch the players practice on Wednesday, with tickets on sale here.
Who will be playing?
The world’s best players will travel to the south of London in August to assemble one of the strongest fields of the year. Last year, 45 of the world’s top 50 and all of the top 14 played at Muirfield.
Some of the world’s very best have history with the AIG Women’s Open too. World number one Lydia Ko, and world number four Atthaya Thitikul have both won the Smyth Salver, the trophy awarded to the low amateur, twice at the AIG Women’s Open, and both will be looking to win their first title in the event. World number three Minjee Lee has finished in the top-5 the last three years, and world number eight In Gee Chun will be looking to go one better than last year when she lost to defending Champion Ashleigh Buhai in a playoff.
Click here to learn more about the players in the 2022 field and every Champion in the event’s storied history.
How can I follow the event?
The AIG Women's Open has extensive coverage and content across a number of channels.
You can follow leaderboards, a dedicated live blog and get up-to-date news on the Championship throughout the event week on AIGWomensOpen.com as well as lots of other information in the build-up to the event.
To get excited beforehand, you can browse a collection of videos on our website, including Official Films and tips and tricks, or watch last year's highlights on our YouTube channel.
Additionally, the best place to stay right up to date with the Championship all year round is on our social media accounts. You can follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok, or search @aigwomensopen to find us on all channels.
What happened in the 2022 Championship?
In 2022, the AIG Women’s Open was held at Muirfield, and Ashleigh Buhai eventually triumphed over In Gee Chun in an epic four hole play-off that finished in the dark. Watch the 2022 AIG Women’s Open official film here.
How do players qualify for the Championship?
Players can qualify for the Championship in 2023 through a variety of exemption categories, which you will be able to see here closer to the time.
Non-exempt players will also be able to qualify for the Championship through Pre-Qualifying and Final Qualifying.
Where will the AIG Women's Open be held in the future?
The R&A announced the next five venues for the AIG Women's Open in 2020, and St Andrews will be the next host in 2024 for what will be a memorable event.