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 2014, the Ryder 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 Troon to Turnberry and Muirfield to Castle Stuart.

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

The Open Championship

144th Open Scoreboard 

Not only is it the oldest of the four major tournaments on the golfing calendar, it's one of the most prestigious events and is held in Scotland at least once every two years. Previous host courses include Turnberry, Carnoustie, Muirfield and in 2015, the battle for the Claret Jug, won by American Zach Johnson, took place at the Old Course in St Andrews. The competition is now in its 145th year.

  • When: 10 - 17 July 2016
  • Where: Royal Troon, Ayrshire

Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open  

Making a welcome return to the Castle Stuart course near Inverness after the club held the event in 2011 and 2013, the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open always attracts the top players, who this year compete with a stunning backdrop of the Moray Firth. The 2015 tournament was held at Gullane Golf Club, East Lothian, with American Rickie Fowler claiming the top prize.

  • When: 7 - 10 July 2016
  • Where: Castle Stuart, Inverness

RICOH British Women's Open

One of five major tournaments in women's professional golf, the RICOH British Open will return to Scottish soil every other year between now and 2019. It's a marquee event on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour and attracts top female golfers from across the world. In 2015, Dundonald Links in Ayr played host.

  • When: summer 2017
  • Where: Kingsbarns Golf Links, Fife

Senior Open Championship

Now in its 30th year, Carnoustie Links hosts this Senior Major for the first time since 2010. It was last competed in Scotland in 2012 when Fred Couples won by two shots.

  • When: 21 - 24 July 2016
  • Where: Carnoustie

The Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay

Scottish player, Major winner and a two-time Ryder Cup player, Paul Lawrie joined forces with the European Tour to launch this event in 2015 in his Aberdeenshire homeland as part of the Race to Dubai series of events. The first event saw a 64-man field, competing for a €1 million prize in a match-play format.

  • When: 4 - 7 August 2016
  • Where: Murcar Links Golf Club, Aberdeen

Alfred Dunhill Links Championships

Alfred Dunhill Links Golf Trophy

Golfing stars and celebrities join forces at this hotly anticipated event on the European Tour. Incorporating an individual professional tournament for the world's leading golfers and a team event where celebrities and amateur golfers such as Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Grant and Jamie Dornan test their golfing prowess. Entrance to the championship is free on the first three days.

  • When: 6 - 9 October 2016
  • Where: St Andrews, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie