AIG Women's Open - Come and watch the biggest women's golf event in the UK - enjoy world class golf, in an iconic golf location with a family festival vibe

It’s just 100 days to go until the world’s best golfers come to St Andrews, the Home of Golf, for the 2024 AIG Women’s Open this August.

The Old Course at St Andrews, arguably the best known golf course on the planet, will play host to the AIG Women's Open for a third time. Previous winners include current Team USA Solheim Cup Captain Stacy Lewis (2013) and former World Number one Lorean Ochoa (2007).

After Walton Heath drew 51,000 fans last year, an increase of 53% from the previous year, The R&A will be looking to build on this momentum and use the popularity of the 150th Open Championship held at St Andrews in 2022, to keep numbers boosted in August.

In 2023, we saw the launch of the new fan experience at the Championship, the new-look festival village was a big hit with spectators and we expect the experience to be further improved as we head to the Fife coast.

If you haven’t already purchased your AIG Women’s Open tickets, we've got four reasons why you should.

The field

There’s no doubt that as one of the five women’s majors, the event boasts the strongest field of players that you will be able to watch on British soil all year.

Last year’s AIG Women’s Open had 144 players, which included all of the World's top 50. The reigning AIG Women’s Open champion Ashleigh Buhai was back to defend her title, after winning her first Major following a thrilling four-hole play-off as the sun set over Muirfield.

Celine Boutier came into the week at Walton Heath off two straight victories, which included a Major at the Evian Championship. The Frenchwoman may have not added a third at that point but she would go on to win in October and came close in the season ending CME Group Tour Championship.

TADWORTH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13: Lilia Vu of the United States poses with the AIG Women's Open trophy on the 18th green on Day Four of the AIG Women's Open at Walton Heath Golf Club on August 13, 2023 in Tadworth, England. (Photo by Oisin Keniry/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)
Lilia Vu - image credit Oisin Keniry/R&A

In the end it was Lilia Vu, who only in her second appearance at the AIG Women's Open, took home her second Major of the season, after winning the season opening Chevron Championship.

Talking of The Chevron Championship, probably the hottest golfer on the planet right now, Nelly Korda will be looking to add more silverware to her cabinet, after winning The Chevron Championship in April, notching up a fifth win in a row. The streak didn't continue but she will definitely be a big reason for fans to come and watch this year.

Location

St Andrews may not seem like as convenient a location as Walton Heath, but there are many reasons why you would want to make the trip (or maybe we should call it a pilgrimage if you're a golf fan) to these hallowed Scottish fairways.

The majority of golf fans will be able to pull at least one memory from the huge number of golf events held at the prestigious venue. Most recently, the image of Tiger Woods as he took maybe his last walk over the iconic Swilcan Bridge.

Although we'd love to see throngs of fans watching the women's game, the bonus of coming to the 2024 AIG Women's Open over The Open, is that you'll find a much more intimate affair, so you really have the opportunity to see the intricacies of the Old Course, whilst watching world class golf.

St Andrews
St Andrews

St Andrews is just over an hour from Edinburgh airport (45 miles) and around two hours from Glasgow (81 miles). If you're taking a train, then Leuchars is 10 minutes from the course. There is free public parking on-site and a shuttle service from the train station. More information on this will be made available soon.

If you’re not from the area, there is plenty to do to extend your stay before or after the golf with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe going on until August 26. You could double up your spectating and watch the Women's Scottish Open the week before at Dundonald Links, or play some golf of your own with 50 golf courses in Fife alone!

Price

Tickets are available to purchase for this year’s AIG Women’s Open, which like last year will include a concert from a global superstar on the Championship Saturday. Last year it was Ellie Goulding and we're just having to wait a little longer for this year's artist announcement.

Don't forget that there is also an added day of action from previous years, with the option to come and watch the Wednesday Practice Day. With tickets starting from £20, it’s a perfect day to watch the players in a more relaxed environment compared to tournament days. Plus you can be one of the first to try out the Festival Fan Village with live entertainment.

If you’re looking to watch all five days of action, including the concert, the price is £160 for adult tickets and £90 for 16-24 year olds (youth) and £20 for kids. It's worth noting that this price is the same as 2023.

Ticket prices for individual Championship days start at £40 for adults and £20 for youth tickets. All under 16s go free, except on Saturday (£20) as long as the ticket is purchased with an adult or youth ticket.

Don’t forget, you also receive a £5 discount off your transaction when you use a Mastercard to purchase your tickets.

Festival Fan Village

Last year, for the very first time, live music was a feature of a new, enhanced fan experience at the AIG Women's Open. Global superstar Ellie Goulding thrilled fans as the headline music act in a concert performance staged on Saturday evening.

Ashleigh Buhai in the Fan Village at the AIG Women's Open
Ashleigh Buhai in the Fan Village at the AIG Women's Open

Along with the live music performance from Ellie Goulding, fans took to the new look festival village, which featured:

  • A stage featuring panel discussions with leading names from sport, business and entertainment.
  • Golf It! Zone which featured fun golf activities to introduce fans to the sport.
  • Interactive golf experiences including VR and e-sports.
  • Big screens to watch golf and other leading women’s sport including the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
  • New food and beverage offering which featured a range of exciting, passionate and diverse street food traders.
Festival Village AIG WO
Festival Fan Village

As the interest in women's sport continues to rise, it will be great to see more golf fans embracing the women's game at such an iconic golf location. World-class golf, live music entertainment and the festival fan village designed to generate a fun, vibrant and welcoming atmosphere for all. What more could you want?!

Make sure you purchase your tickets and we look forward to joining you at this year’s AIG Women’s Open at St Andrews.

The AIG Women’s Open runs from August 21-25, 2024. To purchase tickets please visit the AIG Women’s Open ticket page here