Dundonald Links to Host 2017 Scottish Open

Dundonald Links to host the 2017 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open
Dundonald Links to host the 2017 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open

Located in North Ayrshire, Scotland, Dundonald Links has been selected to host the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open from Thursday, July 13 – Sunday, July 16, 2017.

Castle Stuart Golf Links and Scottish Open Basics

PerryGolf clients in front of Castle Stuart ClubhouseThere’s a case, often made, that Royal Dornoch alone is worth a journey to the Highlands. It is of course but treasure hunting links golfers will be pleased now to find new loot at Castle Stuart.  Opened for play in July 2009 with instant honors from Golf Magazine as the “Best New International Course” of the year, Castle Stuart is the work of Americans Mark Parsinen (Kingsbarns) and Gil Hanse.

Watch the Scottish Open on NBC

The 2013 and 2014 Scottish Opens will be televised on NBC, making them the first regular European Tour events televised on a  major United States TV broadcast network.  A two year agreement has been made between the Scottish Open’s title sponsor  Aberdeen Asset Management and NBC  in which NBC will broadcast two and a half hours of live coverage on the final two day’s play from Castle Stuart Golf Links in 2013 and Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, the venue for the 2014 Scottish Open.  This coverage will of course complement that from the Golf Channel, as this year’s Scottish Open starts this Thursday, July 11.

The Highlands of Scotland for Golf – Far more than a One Trick Pony

The 2013 Scottish Open at Castle Stuart shall enjoy one enviable footnote; it is the first regular European Tour event to be broadcasted on network television in the USA (on NBC). Doubtless this shall introduce many more golf fans to the wonderfully designed Castle Stuart which was opened in 2009. Castle Stuart is the creation of Mark Parsinen (who created Kingsbarns) and Gil Hanse (of Olympic Golf Course notoriety).

Video #12: Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, Aberdeen, Scotland

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The club that would become Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Aberdeen, Scotland, was founded in 1780. It was a city club until 1888 when it relocated 2 miles up the coast to Balgownie. After 126 years, the world’s 6th oldest golf club will host the European Tour’s Scottish Open in 2014.  The pros will find what links lovers have known for years that there is no finer outward nine in the game as there is at Royal Aberdeen.