Scottish Open to move to Links Course

One of the biggest tournaments on the European Tour calendar is set to move venue in a bid to lure some of the world’s biggest stars.  The tournament, which is held the week before The Open Championship, is currently based at Loch Lomond GC and has been there since 1996.  Loch Lomond is one of the best courses in the world but as it is a parkland style course; some bigger name players prefer to practice on a links course the week prior to the Open Championship. There has been speculation as to who the main contenders are and it seems as though it has been narrowed to 2 potential candidates – Castle Stuart near Inverness or The Renaissance Club in East Lothian.  The Renaissance Club is the more mature of the two, having been open for two seasons, a pretty remarkable stat for the two main contenders for this highly regarded event.

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By Gary Sheppard.  Gary has been with PerryGolf for over 4 years and is one of our Golf Travel Specialists.