HISTORIC ROYAL DORNOCH TO HOST SENIOR AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP November 7, 2019 The internationally renowned Royal Dornoch Golf Club is to host the prestigious R&A Senior Amateur Championship for the first time in 2021. The event, to be held from 28–30 July, is the latest leading competition to be awarded to the famous Championship Course, one of the most historic links in the world. The course is already preparing for the Men’s Home Internationals next year. Neil Hampton, the club’s general manager, said: “We are excited at the prospect of staging this major championship and are delighted the R&A has chosen Royal Dornoch for the event. “It will add to a long list of distinguished competitions we have held here and will again showcase what golf in the Highlands of Scotland has to offer.” Last year Royal Dornoch staged the Boys Home Internationals and previously hosted the Scottish Amateur Championship on three occasions and also The Amateur Championship, the Scottish Ladies Amateur Championship, Senior Ladies British Open Amateur Championship and Ladies Home Internationals, as well as the international Jacques Leglise Trophy. The R&A Senior Amateur Championship has been played for annually since 1969. The title holder is American Craig Davis who won at his first attempt after a play-off at North Berwick this year. Golf has been played in Dornoch for more than 400 years. The golf club was formed in 1877 and was granted a Royal charter in 1906.