Experience the 2017 Scottish Open with Your Golf Travel

AAM Scottish Open (Dundonald Links, Ayrshire)

Scottish Open

While many see the Scottish Open as a warm up event for the world famous Open Championship, it is without doubt a leading European Tour event in its own right. In fact, because so many of the world's top players now see the Scottish Open as the perfect warm up for the Open Championship, the event continues to go from strength to strength, attracting an increasingly world class field each and every year.

Players such as Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler – the 2015 champion – turn plenty of heads when they venture to Scotland for their links loosener but the host courses are also among the stars of the show each year, with the tournament visiting some of Scotland's most loved layouts, showcasing the quality on offer at The Home of Golf.

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Scottish Open Weekend Experience

Includes Scottish Open Tickets (Sat/Sun)
Glasgow & Ayrshire

3 Nights, 1 Round

Scottish Open Weekend Experience

  • 3 Nights, 1 Round
  • Bed and Breakfast at Hallmark Hotel, Irvine
  • 1 round at Prestwick Old Course (Fri or Mon)

About the Scottish Open

The Scottish Open is traditionally held a week before the Open Championship and in recent years, after leaving its long time home of Loch Lomond in 2011, the event has toured some spectacular links courses including the likes of Castle Stuart, Royal Aberdeen and Gullane Golf Club, and has attracted some of the biggest names in golf including Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler, who all look to fine tune their games on a traditional links course before heading to the 3rd major of the season. The first Scottish Open was established in 1935, and since then, when the total prize purse was just £750, the event has grown into one of the richest on the European Tour.

Tournament Stats

2016 Winner: Alex Noren (-14, €644,196 Prize Money)
Youngest Winner: Martin Kaymer (24 years and 196 Days)
Oldest Winner: Eduardo Romero (47 years and 362 Days)
Lowest 72 Hole Score: -20 (Ian Woosnam, 1987)
Most Wins: 3 (Ian Woosnam - 1987, 1990, 1996)



2017 Scottish Open Dates


Practice Day - exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day
Gates Open: Wed, 12/07/2017 Time TBA
Gates Close (approximately): Wed, 12/07/2017 Time TBA
Location:
Ayrshire, Scotland
£395


Round 1 - tee times are released the week of the event
Gates Open:
Thu, 13/07/2017 Time TBA
Gates Close (approximately):
Thu, 13/07/2017 Time TBA
Location:
Ayrshire, Scotland
£395


Round 2 - tee times are released the week of the event
Gates Open:
Fri, 14/07/2017 Time TBA
Gates Close (approximately):
Fri, 14/07/2017 Time TBA
Location:
Ayrshire, Scotland
£395


Round 3 - tee times are released the week of the event
Gates Open:
Sat, 15/07/2017 Time TBA
Gates Close (approximately):
Sat, 15/07/2017 Time TBA
Location:
Ayrshire, Scotland
£395


Final Round - tee times are released the week of the event
Gates Open:
Sun, 16/07/2017 Time TBA
Gates Close (approximately):
Sun, 16/07/2017 Time TBA
Location:
Ayrshire, Scotland
£395

Tournament History

Year Winner Country Score Prize
2016 Alex Noren Sweden -14 €644,196
2015 Rickie Fowler United States -12 €760,545
2014 Justin Rose England -16 €627,020
2013 Phil Mickelson America -17 €579,080
2012 Jeev Milkha Singh India -17 €518,046
2011 Luke Donald England -19 €550,250
2010 Edoardo Molinari Italy -12 €601,600
2009 Martin Kaymer Germany -15 €579,340
2008 Graeme McDowell Northern Ireland -13 €631,045
2007 Gregory Havret France -14 €738,255
2006 Johan Edfors Sweden -13 €577,540
2005 Tim Clark South Africa -19 €592,388
2004 Thomas Levet France -15 €545,209
2003 Ernie Els South Africa -17 €532,889
2002 Eduaro Romeror/td> Argentina -11 €573,016
2001 Retief Goosen South Africa -16 €610,999
2000 Ernie Els South Africa -11

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About Dundonald Links

Dundonald Links only opened in 2005 and has been quickly recognised by many as one of the best "new builds" in world golf, since its unveiling it has matured into one of the finest links courses. Designed by Kyle Phillips this new and welcome addition to impressive repertoire on the west coast of Scotland is already attracting plaudits from far and wide and thoroughly deserves its place inside the UK's top 100.

The Stats

Yardage: 7,100
Par: 72
Designer: Kyle Phillips
Course Opened: 2005

The Climate

July is a month of gradually rising high temperatures with the average temperature of 18 C, exceeding to 22 C and possible lows of 13 Degrees. Definitely warm enough to pack the shorts! The start of July enjoys almost 18 hours of daylight, with sunrise at around 4.23 am and sunset at 10.13pm. Plenty of time for early morning or twilight golf. The possible probability of precipitation is 69% chance, best bring the umbrella, just in case. The most likely time for moderate or light rain is around July 22nd.

Getting There

Dundonald Links is a very accessible destination by car, train and air. It is located only 10 miles from Ayr and 6 miles from the Glasgow Prestwick Airport.

By Car
If using a Satnav for your journey, the Dundonald Links post code is KA11 5BF. From central Ayr take the A77 main road past the airport then the A78 towards Irvine. Driving to Dundonald Links from London is almost a 10 hour drive via the M6. Make sure to take several rest breaks.

By Rail
Irvine railway Station is located just 3 miles from Dundonald Links, with trains (via Glasgow) from major UK cities, including London, Manchester and Edinburgh. Taxi's are available from the station and will cost between £18 - £21 to Dundonald Links.

By Air
Glasgow Prestwick Airport is only 6 miles from Dundonald Links and a 15 minute drive from Irvine. There are daily flights from UK major cities (Approx 1 hr 15 mins), flying with EasyJet or Flybe. Taxi's are available from the airport and cost around £12 to Dundonald Links.

Golf in Scotland

Why not enjoy a few rounds whilst at the Home of Golf? Here are some of our favourite courses nearby...

Prestwick Golf Club

Prestwick Golf Club

Distance from Tournament:
15 minute drive

STATS
Par: 71
Designed By: Old Tom Morris
Year of Opening: 1851

TEES
Black: 6,908 Yards / SSS 74
White: 6,551 Yards / SSS 73
Blue: 5,973 yards / SSS 76
Green: 5,571 yards / SSS 74

There is a stone cairn to the west of Prestwick's clubhouse which marks the spot where the first Open Championship tee shot was struck in 1860.


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Trump Turnberry

Trump Turnberry

Distance from Tournament:
45 minutes drive

STATS
Par: 70
Designed By: Willie Fernie
Year of Opening: 1906

TEES - Ailsa course
Blue: 7,357 Yards / SSS 70
White: 6,663 Yards
Yellow: 6,250 yards
Red: 5,769 yards

The 4 time Open Championship Ailsa course has undergone a renovation by Mackenzie & Ebert while the Kintyre course offers a very different yet equally challenging test of golf.

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Royal Troon

Royal Troon

Distance from Tournament:
15 minute drive

STATS
Par: 71
Designed By: George Strath
Year of Opening: 1878

TEES
Blue: 7,208 Yards / SSS 71
White: 6,632 Yards
Yellow: 6,170 yards
Red: 6,108 yards

The Old Course at Royal Troon is a classic Scottish links, with the golfer having to contend with wind, deep rough, broom and gorse.


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Cameron House

Cameron House

Distance from Tournament:
1 hr drive

STATS
Par: 71
Designed By: Doug Carrick
Year of Opening: 2007

TEES
Black: 7,082 yards / SSS 74
White: 6,729 yards / SSS 72
Blue: 5,079 yards / SSS 64


Offering magnificent views over Loch Lomond the 14th is played from a 60 yard elevated tee to a well protected green surrounded by 5 bunkers - a daunting prospect to say the least.

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