5 Golf Tournaments to Attend in Scotland in 2023

There's nothing quite like seeing the world's top golfers tee off at a golf tournament in Scotland. After all, Scotland is The Home of Golf, where the game has its roots. And when we say golf tournaments, we mean some of the very best golf championships around such as The Scottish Open and Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. 

Between June and October, thousands of golf fans from around the globe descend on Scotland's championship courses to see how the best in the game take on the challenges of the country's finest courses from Gleneagles to St Andrews Old Course and Carnoustie to Gullane.

Why not come and see world-class golf for yourself?

  1. The Genesis Scottish Open The Renaissance Club, East Lothian

    Bass Rock und Tantallon Castle

    © VisitScotland / Grant Paterson

    When: 13 – 16 July 2023

    Following a successful first year partnering with South Korean car company Genesis, the Genesis Scottish Open will once again be played at the picturesque Renaissance Club in Scotland’s Golf Coast: East Lothian. As one of five tournaments in the Rolex Series, and the first DP World and PGA Tour co-sanctioned tournament, this will be the final opportunity for male golfers to qualify for The 151st Open the following week.

  2. Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open Dundonald Links

    Der Dundonald Links Golf Course, Ayrshire

    When: 27 – 30 July 2023

    The co-sanctioned Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open is an integral part of the golfing calendar, sitting on both the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA. The first of the women’s events will be played at Dundonald Links in Ayrshire on Scotland’s beautiful west coast. The world’s best female golf talent will compete for a generous prize fund which was increased last year by Trust Golf alongside a new long-term commitment from the Scottish Government.

  3. Staysure PGA Seniors Championship Aberdeen

    Die Trump International Golf Links, Aberdeen

    © Trump International

    When: 24 – 27 August 2023

    The Legends Tour is your opportunity to once again watch former Major winners, world number ones and Ryder Cup players and captains. The 2023 season for Europe’s over-50s circuit will feature at least 18 tournaments with the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship taking place at Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen for the first time.

  4. Walker Cup St Andrews

    Der Old Course in St Andrews

    © VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

    When: 2 – 4 September 2023

    The 49th Walker Cup will be staged at the Old Course in St Andrews in September 2023. It is the oldest and most iconic golf course in the world and was host venue for The Open in 2022. It will be the first time the Walker Cup has been held over the Old Course since 1975. The United States of America will defend the trophy after their 14-12 success at Seminole in 2021.

  5. Alfred Dunhill Links Championship St Andrews, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie

    Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus

    When: 5 – 8 October 2023

    Golfing stars and celebrities join forces at this hotly anticipated European Tour event. The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is a team format event which will be played over three fabulous courses – Carnoustie Golf Links, Kingsbarns Golf Links and St Andrews Old Course.

  6. The 152nd Open Royal Troon, South Ayrshire

    Der Royal Troon Golf Course, Troon

    When: 14 - 21 July 2024

    Royal Troon will play hosting duties for the 152nd Open in 2024. On what is sure to be a historic event with record crowds, the world’s greatest players will descend on Ayrshire to try and capture the famous Claret Jug.

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