Royal Troon Golf Club, the host of the 2016 British Open, says it will review its male-only membership policy.

A statement on Tuesday says Troon will "shortly undertake a comprehensive review" which will allow it "to consider the most appropriate membership policy for the future."

The news comes following The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews' decision last September to open its membership to women after 260 years of male exclusivity.

Royal Troon, formed in 1878, also confirmed plans to share the responsibility of hosting next year's British Open with The Ladies Golf Club in Troon that uses its facilities. It said a joint championship committee has been formed to deliver the event.