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Scotland’s Summer of Golf shines on Ayrshire


Golf fans are heading to Ayrshire (Jul 28–31) to enjoy top class competition, the penultimate event of a bumper summer in the Home of Golf. 

The Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open - one of the biggest events on the Ladies European Tour -is being played at Dundonald Links in North Ayrshire, for the 4th time.  

The broadcast and media coverage will help generate global interest in golf tourism across Ayrshire, which pre-pandemic was worth over £17 million pounds and supports more than 400 jobs.  


Every £1 spent on green fees generates a further £5 on extras such as hotels, restaurants and retail while overseas golfing visitor spends on average 4.5 times per day more than a “typical” visitor.  

The tournament, which is supported by VisitScotland, is part of an unprecedented run of five elite men’s and women’s competition in consecutive weeks through July into August, with the 150th Open, the Genesis Scottish Open, AIG Women’s British Open and Senior Open Championship presented by Rolex, as hundreds of thousands of spectators descend on Scotland over the five weeks.  

There are six Scots battling it out for $2 million in prize money, VisitScotland sponsor invitation recipients Louise Duncan and Hannah McCook alongside, Gemma Dryburgh, Michele Thomson, Kelsey MacDonald, and Kylie Henry. The 144-player field includes eight out of the world top ten, 21 Major Champions and 27 Solheim Cup stars. 

Gordon Smith, Regional Director, VisitScotland said:Ian Ferguson, General Manager at Dundonald Links said:Ayrshire & Arran Destination Alliance CEO, Daniel Steel, said:

 To find out more about Scotland’s spectacular summer of golf, please visit  

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Scotland’s Summer of Golf shines on Ayrshire

Fan focus shifts to west coast as world’s top women pros tee off at Dundonald Links

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