The 2022 Championship will take place at Gleneagles for the first time as the iconic Scottish venue hosts Europe’s only Senior Major Championship from July 21-24, with the four Qualifying Events taking place on the Monday of tournament week at a selection of impressive venues.
All 2022 Qualifying Venues are located in Scotland with Ladybank Golf Club, Fife, and Glenbervie Golf Club, Falkirk, each hosting a Qualifying Event while Blairgowrie Golf Club in Perth will host an event on each of its two courses – the Rosemount and the Lansdowne.
The 2021 Qualifying events, which were hosted in the South East of England before the 2021 Championship at Sunningdale Golf Club, welcomed 393 hopefuls across the four venues, with 525 entering in 2019 and a record 591 golfers fighting for a spot in the prestigious Championship the last time it was held in Scotland in 2018.
Both the Rosemount and the Lansdowne courses at Blairgowrie are set in heather-lined avenues of pine and silver birch and each regularly appear in Scotland’s Top 100 Golf courses. Founded as a private members’ club in 1889, it is situated in the heart of the magnificent Perthshire countryside and has previously hosted a plethora of national championships, in addition to the prestigious Junior Ryder Cup in 2014.
Designed by James Braid, Glenbervie Golf Club’s Championship Course has provided the setting for a plethora of prestigious events, including the Boys Amateur Championship and the Scottish PGA. The course makes use of the natural beauty and native hazards, set against the backdrop of the stunning Ochil Hills.
Ladybank Golf Club is no stranger to high profile events, having hosted Final Qualifying for The Open on seven occasions since 1978. Designed by Old Tom Morris, Ladybank Golf Club provides a classic heathland test and enjoys a reputation as one of the finest inland layouts in the British Isles.
David Williams, Tournament Director of The Senior Open Presented by Rolex, said: “We are delighted to be holding Qualifying Events at three magnificent venues for The 2022 Senior Open Presented by Rolex.
“The quality of these golf courses speak for themselves and we, along with our partners at The R&A and Gleneagles, are extremely happy with the tough but fair tests these venues will provide to hopefuls aiming to earn a spot in next year’s Championship.”
Welshman Stephen Dodd won his first Senior Major Championship at The 2021 Senior Open Presented by Rolex at Sunningdale Golf Club and will defend his title at Gleneagles in 2022 against a field of the biggest names in over-50s golf.