ROYAL Troon will be hosting the Women’s British Open in 2020 - just two years after voting in favour for women to join the club.

Hosting the prestigious championship for the first time, the venue will provide the setting for the return of the Women’s British Open following the event at Kingsbarns Golf Links in Fife in 2017.

Royal Troon was previously an all-male club until 2016 when it voted overwhelmingly to allow women as members for the first time in its 138-year history.

Royal Troon Club captain, Alasdair Cameron, said: “We are thrilled that the Women’s British Open will be coming to Royal Troon in 2020. 

“It is the event that we have had our eye on for some time and we are very much looking forward to hosting the best women golfers and seeing how these fantastic players handle the challenges of our course.”

Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events, added: “I’m delighted to see that the Women’s British Open will be played at Royal Troon for the first time in 2020.

"It has hosted many fine Championships before and is situated in one of Scotland’s most renowned golfing regions.

“The Women’s British Open in 2020 will provide a terrific follow up to Scotland hosting the 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles.”