Rank 'Em: British Open courses

Created: July 12, 2011, 8:52 AM

Where does Royal St. George's rank?

What are the best courses to host the British Open, past or present?

This year marks the 151st anniversary of the Open Championship and the 14th time the event we know better as the British Open will be contested at Royal St. George's. One of nine courses currently in the rotation to host the chase for the Claret Jug, the links course located along England's southern coast doesn't always receive rave reviews, at least in comparison to some iconic peers.

So does Royal St. George's get a bad rap? Below you'll find the nine courses currently in the rotation, as well as five more courses that hosted the tournament in the past. The final rankings are up to you.

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are current British Open venues.


 
 
  • Carnoustie*
    Scotland
  • Royal Cinque Ports*
    Also known as Deal
    England
  • Royal Liverpool*
    Also known as Hoylake
    England
  • Royal Lytham/St. Anne's
    England
  • Muirfield*
    Scotland
  • Musselburgh
    Scotland
  • Royal Portrush
    Northern Ireland
  • Prestwick
    Scotland
  • Princes
    England
  • Royal Birkdale*
    England
  • Royal St. George's*
    Also known as Sandwich
    England
  • St. Andrews
    The Old Course
    Scotland
  • Royal Troon*
    Scotland
  • Turnberry*
    Scotland

 



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