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Rickie Fowler coming to Ayrshire.
Rickie Fowler will bid to reclaim the title he won in 2015 when he tees it up at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Dundonald Links on July 13-16.The 28 year old American surged to a thrilling victory two years ago to secure his maiden European Tour title, two months after winning The Pl...

The Golfing town of Irvine & Gailes
Ayrshire's famous golfing town of Prestwick and Troon are renowned all over the world, but Ayrshire boast another town golfers don't want to miss! Irvine and Gailes sit a few miles North of Troon and boast five and a half fantastic courses.Irvine Bogside Golf Club is built between the town, an old r...

World No.1 coming to Ayrshire
World-Class Field Shapes Up in Ayrshire, Scotland.Dundonald, Thursday 4th May, 2017 – World No. 1, Lydia Ko, returns to Scotland for the 2017 Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open to do battle with the world’s best at Dundonald Links from the 27th - 30th July.Joining her in a bid to ‘...

Golf Tourism driving Scotland's Economy
The economic value of golf tourism and events to Scotland has increased to £286 million per year following a bumper decade in Scotland, the Home of Golf.The new figure has been revealed as part of an independent study commissioned by VisitScotland and Scottish Enterprise, confirming the key contrib...

16 miles of non stop golf
16 miles of unbroken Scottish golf coastline.Ayrshire on the West coast of Scotland boasts close to 50 courses, the area is probably best known for its links courses which are some of the best in the world and includes the likes of Royal Troon, Turnberry, Prestwick Golf Club and Dundonald Links.Golf...

Golf Events, Golf Weekenders and lots more in 2017
Ayrshire has been a busy Golfing region over the past few years. The Ladies Scottish Open kicked things off in 2015 at Dundonald Links followed straight after with The Women's Ricoh British Open at Turnberry, it really was a year of 'here come the girls'Ayrshire also hosted its first ever Links Golf...

Ayrshire's Boost on back of The 2016 Open
Economic benefit of The Open£110 million benefit to Scotland from last year’s event at Royal Troon.Hosting The 145th Open at Royal Troon delivered more than £110 million worth of benefit to Scotland, according to an independent study announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeontoday.The Open, whi...

World Event for Amateur Golfers Launched in Ayrshire, Scotland
The inaugural World Masters Golf Championship has been launched with a call to all amateur golfers over 50 years of age to take up this unique opportunity to play on the iconic links of Scotland – the Home of Golf.The World Masters Golf Championship provides the opportunity to play competitive gol...

How the opening tee shot of the first Open might have looked
A new painting depicting the moment Tom Morris Senior teed off in the first ever Open Championship was recently unveiled at The British Golf Museum in St Andrews.The artwork also features Willie Park Senior, who became the first Champion Golfer of the Year, looking on as Morris hits his opening driv...

More Great News for Golf in Ayrshire
LET and LPGA to co-sanction Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish OpenA ground-breaking co-sanctioning agreement between the LET and LPGA has been reached that will see Dundonald Links host both the 2017 men’s and ladies’ Scottish Opens whilst elevating the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies S...

Scottish Open announcement
Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open forms part of new Rolex SeriesVisitScotland and Aberdeen Asset Management have welcomed the news that the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open will be part of the newly announced Rolex Series as part of an enhanced European Tour schedule for 2017.The Europe...

Ayrshire's five Scariest Holes!
It's a spooky time of year and we thought we would share some of Ayrshire's Scariest holes.Tough tee shots, dangerous greens and coffin bunkers. What hole would frighten you the most?In no particular order.....1. Trump Turnberry's new par 3 9th hole, measuring 248 yards from the championship tees ac...


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