The summer of 2016 is a real treat for golfing enthusiasts as both the Scottish Open and the British Open are being held in Scotland this year.
The Scottish Open
The Scottish Open is one of the golf tournaments on the PGA European Tour and is the last chance for European Tour players to earn their place in The Open Championship. The Scottish Open takes place a week before The British Open which is being held in Troon.
The Scottish Open will be taking place at Castle Stuart Golf Links in Inverness on the 7th to the 10th July. It’s one of Scotland’s biggest events, and this year it will be played over the highly acclaimed Castle Stuart Links course set on one of Scotland’s most spectacular coastlines.
The Scottish Open has been played at several venues including Royal Aberdeen and Gullane Golf Club in East Lothian. The return of the Scottish Open to Castle Stuart in Inverness is eagerly anticipated by golf fans due to the course’s stunning backdrop and the challenges that await its players.
The event has been played at this course several times and has brought in huge crowds, as well as being watched by a worldwide audience of 500 million, helping to bring visitors to the area and showcase its beauty, with highlights like Inverness and Loch Ness as well as the famous Highland scenery.
The British Open
The 145th British Open is being held at Royal Troon, an historic course which was founded in 1878, on the 16th and 17th July.
Royal Troon is renowned as one of the world’s greatest links courses and remains largely unchanged since 1888. It is widely regarded as one of the challenging golf courses in the world, testing any golfer’s skill and ability. The character of the course and the strength of the wind direction really sets this course apart from other links courses as it provides a gentle opening yet a tough finish.
This is the ninth time The British Open has returned to the Old Course at Troon. In preparation this championship, some slight adjustments have been made to the course in order to restore some of the previous historic character and features.
The British Open is seen as one of the greatest occasions in world sport, providing an incredible atmosphere for spectators and a memorable day experiencing the drama of this challenging event. The best players, as well as unknowns, come together to face the challenge and take part in this celebration of golf. It’s a great day out for families as children can attend for free.
Technology really comes into play in this historic event; if you are visiting the British Open, make sure you download the app so that you can listen to commentary as you watch. You can also access live video so you can get the full picture of what’s going on across the course.
Let us not forget some of the fantastic golf coureses within East Renfrewshire – Just make sure you prepare for good and bad weather this is Scotland, after all!