When and where was the first women’s golf tournament held?

The first documented women’s golf tournament was played on the 9th of January 1811 at Musselburgh Golf Club in Scotland.

More about the first women’s golf tournament

The winner at the tournament received a fishing basket. The second- and third-place finishers received silk handkerchiefs from Barcelona.

The tradition of women playing golf actually dates back to as far as 1567 thanks to Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-87) who was an avid golfer herself.

In 1900, the first women golf championship was held at the Morris County Golf Club in the US.