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  • Golfers play Carnoustie Golf Links at dusk
    Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus
  • Looking over a fairway and green on the Castle Stuart Golf Links course
    Castle Stuart Golf Links, on the Moray coast. Venue for the Scottish Open
  • Looking onto a green with the coast on the right hand side at Kingsbarns Golf Links
    Kingsbarns Golf Links, Fife. One of the three venues for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
  • Carly Booth playing at the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open
    Ladies Scottish Open
  • Golfers play the 9th hole of the PGA Centenary golf course at Gleneagles, Perthshire
    Golfers play the 9th hole of the PGA Centenary golf course at Gleneagles, Perthshire

Scotland hosts some of the biggest tournaments in golf each year and in 2014 The Ryder Cup will take place at Gleneagles.

Whether it is the Open Championship or the Scottish Open, the Johnnie Walker Championship or the Dunhill Links, there are always opportunities to see top golfers in action on Scottish courses.

The Scottish Open

Royal Aberdeen Golf Club

The Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open takes place in July and is one of the leading events on the European Tour. The event features some of the world's top golfers competing for £2.5m worth of prize money.

This popular tournament has recently moved to the historic Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, the world’s sixth oldest club. With some of Europe’s top professionals making their final preparations before The Open, this event is sure to draw large crowds of golf fans to the north east for four days of first-class golf action.

For full ticket details visit the European Tour Tickets website or call the Ticket Hotline on 0800 023 2557. 

SSE Scottish Senior Open

Sam Torrance Championship Course, Fairmont St Andrews

The SSE Scottish Senior Open will return to the Torrance Course at Fairmont St Andrews and is once again expected to attract some of golf’s greatest legends as they battle it out for the £250,000 prize fund in August. This 54-hole strokeplay event is played over three days with a full field of 72 Senior professionals.

The Ladies Scottish Open

Archerfield links in East Lothian

See the top names in ladies golf battle it out in the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open at the Archerfield Links Golf Club in East Lothian. This Ladies European Tour event presented by EventScotland is a three-day event boasting a unique and innovative format in the guise of a pro-am tournament. Amateurs will compete alongside leading Scottish professionals like Mhairi McKay and Carly Booth.

Set in the beautiful Archerfield Country Estate and offering views of the serene Lothian countryside and the Firth of Forth, the Ladies Scottish Open is a tournament where you can see the best of women’s golfing talent in beautiful surroundings. This a must-see event on the golfing calendar.

The Open Championship

The Open Championship is golf’s most prestigious and venerable tournament with the finest golfers in the world battling out for the famous Claret Jug. What is certain is that there shall never be a shortage of drama.

The Open Championship is staged at least every two years in Scotland, with St Andrews hosting it every five years. The Old Course, Turnberry, Royal Troon, Carnoustie and Muirfield are also on the Open rota.

The RICOH Women's British Open

From now until 2019, the Ricoh Women’s British Open will return to Scottish courses every alternate year. As one of the five majors in women’s professional golf - the only women's major played in Europe - and a marquee event on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour, the tournament attracts the best female players from around the world.

Johnnie Walker Championship


The Johnnie Walker Championship is held each August at Gleneagles on the PGA Centenary Course, venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup, and is one of the leading events on the PGA European Tour International Schedule. This event regularly welcomes some of the best golfers in the world to one of the most beautiful places in the world for an unmissable four days of golf.

The Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles will not feature on the European Tour’s 2014 International Schedule due to the venue’s staging of the 2014 Ryder Cup, but will return in the summer of 2015.

The 2014 Ryder Cup

Gleneagles, 26 - 28 September 2014

In 2014, the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles will be the setting for The 2014 Ryder Cup - one of the biggest sporting events in the world.

It will be the first time in more than 40 years that the tournament has been staged in Scotland, The Home of Golf, and preparations are well underway to ensure that Scotland stages the best Ryder Cup yet.

The 2014 Junior Ryder Cup

Blairgowrie, 22 - 23 September 2014

Blairgowrie Golf Club’s stunning Rosemount Course will now showcase the best in junior golfing talent from both sides of the Atlantic when it hosts The 2014 Junior Ryder Cup on 22 - 23 September 2014.

Rosemount has played host to a number of prestigious professional and amateur tournaments over the years and is just a 40 minute drive from The Gleneagles Hotel where The 2014 Ryder Cup will take place from 26 - 28 September 2014.

The biennial contest between Europe and America is designed to build international friendships between top junior golfers from both continents and features teams consisting of two under 16 boys, two under 16 girls, four under 18 girls and four under 18 boys. Notable past players include Rory McIlroy, Matteo Manassero, Carly Booth, Suzann Pettersen and Hunter Mahan.