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Scotland’s Golf Coast Festival dates announced

Scotland’s Golf Coast has announced the dates of its inaugural golfing ‘Festival’.  Enjoy a week-long series of events from 18th – 24th October 2015, where you can play some of the world’s finest links courses, embrace the challenge of picturesque parkland courses and experience the heritage of a golf destination we have been perfecting since 1672.

Scotland’s Golf Coast welcomes three professional events to the area this year: the first ever Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open Pre-Qualifier at North Berwick; Gullane Golf Club welcomes the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open; and the Scottish Senior Open will be hosted at Archerfield Links. With 22 must-play courses, stretching along 30 miles of stunning coastline, and all just 30 minutes from Edinburgh, Scotland’s vibrant capital city, the area is known as the sunniest and driest in Scotland, making it the perfect place for autumn golf. This October help us celebrate our inaugural Scotland’s Golf Coast Festival and test yourself on some of our finest courses: don’t just watch the action, experience golfing perfection first-hand.

The Scotland’s Golf Coast Festival programme commences on Sunday 18th October with a 9-hole Challenge Warm up on Gifford Golf Club’s beautiful 9-hole course followed by a Welcome Reception at Duck’s at Kilspindie that evening. The Saltire Trophy is what everyone is playing for during the Festival. Open to all amateur golfers, this 72 hole Stableford tournament will be played over four inspiring links courses offering players the opportunity to extend their golf into the Autumn months in one of the finest golfing destinations in the world. Commencing on Monday 19th October, the week starts off with a stiff challenge at Gullane No. 1, home of the 2015 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open; followed by a visit to Londniddry Golf Club’s mix of links & woodland; Wednesday is rest day where golfers can take stock for the final two days and enjoy the surrounding area, before tackling Dunbar Golf Club, an Open Championship Qualifying Course on Thursday 22 October; and concluding at the exclusive Renaissance Club on Friday the 23rd October 2015. There will be a Prize-Giving at The Renaissance Club that evening. 

For those wishing to stay on in the area over the weekend, enter The Heritage Hickory Challenge, played at Musselburgh Links, on Saturday 24th October and try out your skills with a set of hickory clubs. Face the unique challenge of the world’s oldest golf course and one of the original Open Championship Venues. Scotland’s Golf Coast has a diverse offering of accommodation to offer Festival ‘competitors’, providing the perfect opportunity to rest, relax and unwind before enjoying another round of golf. It is a dream for visiting golfers, with all accommodation providing easy access to golf courses. Competitors will be spoiled for choice with 5-star luxury hotels, family-run bed and breakfasts, self-catering apartments or even centuries-old stately homes all on offer. No matter where you choose to stay you are guaranteed a very warm welcome and an authentic experience.

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