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. We're talking The Open, the Scottish Open, the Women's British Open and, in 2019, the Solheim Cup.

Between June and October, hundreds 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 Royal Troon to Trump Turnberry and Muirfield to Castle Stuart.

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

2017 golf events

Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open

Dundonald Links Golf CourseDundonald Links Golf Course © Ayrshire & Arran Tourism

See some of golf's biggest stars tee off at the AAM Scottish Open, which will be held at Dundonald Links for the very first time in 2017. The event is viewed as an excellent warm up for The Open Championship, which will be held the week after at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England.

  • When: 12 - 16 July 2017
  • Where: Dundonald Links, Ayrshire

Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open

Watch some of the world's best female golfers competing for glory at the AAM Ladies Scottish Open, a co-sanctioned event between the LET and the LPGA.

  • When: 27 - 30 July 2017
  • Where: Dundonald Links, Ayrshire

Ricoh Women's British Open

The Ricoh Women's British Open is one of only five major tournaments in women's professional golf and attracts top female golfers from around the world. Stunning Kingsbarns Golf Links will welcome the event for the very first time in 2017.

  • When: 3 - 6 August 2017
  • Where: Kingsbarns Golf Links, Fife

Boys Amateur Championship

First played in 1921, this stroke play qualifier is followed by a match play format. Past champions of the Boys Amateur Championship include golfing superstars Matt Fitzpatrick and Sergio Garcia.

  • When: 15 - 20 August 2017
  • Where: The Nairn Golf Club and Nairn Dunbar Golf Club, Highlands

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

Alfred Dunhill Links Golf TrophyThe Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, St Andrews © Richard Heathcote/GettyImages

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.

  • When: 5 - 8 October 2017
  • Where: Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus, Kingsbarns Golf Links, Fife, and St Andrews Old Course, Fife.

2018 golf events

The Open Championship

144th Open ScoreboardThe 144th Open, St Andrews

Not only is The Open Championship the oldest of the four major tournaments on the golfing calendar, it's also one of the most prestigious and is held in Scotland at least once every two years. Stunning Carnoustie Golf Links welcomes the tournament back after an 11 year break in 2018.

  • When: 19 - 22 July 2018
  • Where: Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus

European Championships

The new European Championships will bring together the existing championships of seven top sports for 12 days of heart-thumping excitement during its inaugural event in 2018. The golf events will be held on the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles, with both men and women competing for their countries on the same course - a first in the history of the sport.

  • When: August 2018
  • Where: Gleneagles, Perthshire

The Boys Home Internationals

Royal Dornoch will host the Boys Home Internationals, a round-robin event which takes place annually between teams from the four home nations - Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales.

  • When: 7 - 9 August 2018
  • Where: Royal Dornoch, Highlands

2019 golf events

Solheim Cup

Golfers Play 1st hole PGA Centenary Course GleneaglesPGA Centenary Course, Gleneagles

Watch team Europe competing against team USA in the biggest tournament in women's golf. The 2019 Solheim Cup will be held on the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles, the same venue as the 2014 Ryder Cup.

  • When: 13 - 15 September 2019
  • Where: Gleneagles, Perthshire