Final - Saturday 14 July 2018, Carnoustie

R&A 9 Hole Championship

R&A 9 Hole Championship


In conjunction with The R&A and following the success of the inaugural 2017 event we are delighted to confirm that the 9 Hole Championship will take place again in 2018.

The final will be played over the first four and last five holes on the Carnoustie Championship course on the morning of Saturday 14 July; just days before the 147thOpen Championship.

The R&A and England Golf firmly believe that 9 hole golf will play a prominent part in our sport’s future and therefore urge you to join us by participating in this exciting initiative.

If a 9 hole SSS needs to be calculated contact England Golf’s Club Support team at

Entries are to be submitted to England Golf no later than Friday 22nd June

The Championship Course

The Championship Course

The Championship Course has hosted seven Open Championships, one Ladies Open and one Seniors Open making it one of the very few to have done so in the UK. It is one of the three courses used for the annual Dunhill Links, the others being Kingsbarns and the Old Course in St Andrews. The Open Championship will return to the Championship Course in 2018. Generally regarded as the toughest of the Open venues for those who understand the game a little more will know it is probably the fairest too. Without doubt though Carnoustie Championship Course does have the toughest closing stretch of holes anywhere.

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