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Article published 17/02/2022

This year marks a momentous year for the Scottish golf industry. A number of the world’s biggest and most prestigious golf tournaments return home to Scotland to be played over an action packed five weeks.

Scotland will play host to the best golfers, and their fans, from around the globe to showcase magnificent and historic golf courses, including the world-famous Old Course at St Andrews. 

The golf industry in Scotland is worth more than £1.1 billion, accounting for approximately £286 million annually and supporting around 4,400 jobs.  

Scotland, known to be the home of golf, is the perfect stage for this jam-packed summer of tournaments. Scotland’s 560 official golf courses showcase the country’s spectacular beauty.

Upcoming tournaments

Details on the golf tournaments being played in Scotland in summer 2022.


The 150th Open

  • 10 – 17 July 2022
  • The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife

For the 30th time, The Open will return to The Old Course in St Andrews to celebrate its 150th tournament.

Teeing off in front of the iconic Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews clubhouse, the world’s greatest male golfers will compete to win "The One" and lift the Claret Jug on Sunday 17 July. Find out more about the 150th Open.


The Genesis Scottish Open

  • 7 – 10 July 2022
  • The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, East Lothian

Celebrating the first year partnering with luxury South Korean car manufacturers Genesis, the Genesis Scottish Open will be played at the picturesque Renaissance Club in East Lothian.

As one of five tournaments in the Rolex Series, and the first DP World and PGA Tour co-sanctioned tournament, this will be the final opportunity for male golfers to qualify for the 150th Open the following week. Find out more about the Genesis Scottish Open.


The Senior Open Presented by Rolex

  • 21 – 24 July 2022
  • Gleneagles, Perthshire

The fifth major championship on the Champions Tour schedule, the Senior Open Championship, welcomes legendary male golfers over the age of 50 to the prestigious Gleneagles for the first time.

Europe’s only Senior Major Championship is a must-see for all golf fans as it often features previous Claret Jug winners showcasing the pinnacle of golfing talent from previous years. Find out more about the Senior Open Championship.  


Trust Golf Women's Scottish Open

  • 28 – 31 July 2022
  • Dundonald Links, Ayrshire

The co-sanctioned Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open is an integral part of the golfing calendar, sitting on both the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA. The first of the women’s events will be played at Dundonald Links in Ayrshire, the only competition this summer to be played on Scotland’s beautiful west coast.

The world’s best female golf talent will compete for the newly increased prize fund which was put in place this year by Trust Golf alongside a new long-term commitment from the Scottish Government. Find out more about the Trust Golf Women's Scottish Open.


AIG Women's Open

  • 4 – 7 August 2022
  • Muirfield, East Lothian

The AIG Women's Open, the most international major in women's golf, will be played in Scotland for the third time in a row, and for the first time on the historic Muirfield links in East Lothian.

Showcasing the finest talent in women’s golf, the competition is recognised by both the LPGA Tour and the Ladies European Tour as a major. Find out more about the AIG Women's Open.


Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

  • 29 September – 2 October 2022
  • The Old Course, Carnoustie, Kingsbarns

Alfred Dunhill, the longest running European Tour sponsor, is the only professional championship to be played annually on three of Scotland’s top courses including the historic Old Course at St Andrews, the Championship Course at Carnoustie and Kingsbarns.

The tournament is a pro-am meaning each team consists of one amateur and one professional. Many of the amateurs of the past being well-known personalities from the worlds of sport and entertainment including: Gary Lineker, Samuel L. Jackson,  Hugh Grant and Justin Timberlake. Find out more about the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Find out more

Scotland attracts around 220,000 golfing visitors annually, while an estimated 92,000 "regular" visitors to Scotland will also play golf whilst on holiday.

Take a look at our golf research page with insights on golf visitors to Scotland, including Scotland's latest golf tourism strategy. 

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