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  • Golfers play Carnoustie Golf Links at dusk
    Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus
  • Gullane No 1 course
    Gullane No 1 course
  • 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 a number of the biggest tournaments in golf each year, so there are plenty of opportunities to see top golfers in action on Scottish courses from June to October. Key annual tournaments include The Scottish Open, Scottish Senior Open and the Dunhill Links. The Open, the oldest of the four major championships in professional golf, is also hosted in Scotland every two years, as is the RICOH Women's British Open.

The Open

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 2015 Open Championship will be played on 12 - 19 July at St Andrews. Tickets are now on sale. Click here to book yours.

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.

The 2015 Ricoh Women's British Open will be played on the Ailsa course at the Trump Turnberry Resort in Ayrshire on 30 July - 2 August.

Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open

Gullane Golf Club

The Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open takes place annually 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 East Lothian, Scotland's Golf Coast, from the historic Royal Aberdeen Golf Club - the world’s sixth oldest club. With some of Europe’s top professionals making appearances at The Open, this event is sure to draw large crowds of golf fans for four days of first-class golf action.

The event will take place from 9 - 12 July 2015 on a combination of Course No.1 and Course No.2 at Gullane Golf Club.

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

Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open

Dundonald Links

See the top names in ladies golf battle it out in the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open at Dundonald Links in Ayrshire & Arran. 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 on the beautiful Ayrshire coast and offering views of the serene Isle of Arran and Holy Island, the Ladies Scottish Open at Dundonald Links 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.

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 from 20 - 23 August 2015 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.

Scottish Hydro Challenge

Founded in 2006, the Scottish Hydro Challenge takes place in Aviemore each June and is considered one of the premier events on the Challenge Tour, welcoming both international players such as Rafael Cabrera-Bello and Matteo Manassero and local talents including Scott Jamieson and Paul Lawrie.

The 2015 tournament has been confirmed for 21 - 24 June and will be held at the stunning Macdonald Spey Valley Golf Club, with Stephen Gallacher, Scotland’s highest-ranked golfer and currently World Number 37, acting as 'Tournament Ambassador' for the event.

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