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Golf in Scotland Brochure 2015
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Golf at Gullane, East Lothian
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Watch this video and discover some of East Lothian's top golfing spots. Video by Gary Eunson.

  • 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.

Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open

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  will take place from 7 - 10 July 2016 at Castle Stuart Golf Links in Inverness.

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

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 2016 Open will be the 145th and is to be hosted by Royal Troon on the Ayrshire coast. The Open Championship is staged at least every two years in Scotland, with the Old Course, Turnberry, St Andrews, Carnoustie and Muirfield also on the Open rota.

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, 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 Ladies Scottish Open

Dundonald Links

The top names in ladies golf battled it out in the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open at Dundonald Links from 24 - 26 July 2015 in Ayrshire & Arran. This Ladies European Tour event presented by EventScotland was a three-day event boasting a unique and innovative format in the guise of a pro-am tournament. Amateurs competed alongside leading Scottish professionals like Catriona Matthew 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 must-see event is free to attend.

Scottish Senior Open

Archerfield Links, Fidra Course

The Scottish Senior Open will be played at Archerfield Links Golf Club for the first time from 27 - 29 August, with the East Lothian course becoming the sixth different venue to host the long-running tournament.

With a prize fund of £250,000 the tournament will have a field of 60 European Senior Tour professionals, who will play alongside an amateur partner for the first two rounds before the professionals contest the final round on Saturday, August 29.

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. 

This event is free to attend. For more information, visit the European Tour website.

Paul Lawrie Saltire Energy Matchplay

A brand new event on the 2015 schedule, The Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay will be held at Murcur Links Golf Club in Aberdeenshire in from 30 July - 2 August. The event will bring together a 64-man field, competing for a €1 million prize in a match-play format.

Tickets are available for just £1 for children and from £5 for adults.

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

One of the most eagerly awaited events on the European Tour, the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship from 1 - 4 October sees tour stars and celebrities play together on some of Scotland's most famous courses. Stars such as Samuel L Jackson, Hugh Grant and Jamie Dornan have all tested their skills over the links of Kingsbarns, Carnoustie and St Andrews alongside the likes of Rory McIlroy.