Our Links Golf Cups are 72 hole Stableford tournaments played in two fantastic areas for golf – East Lothian and Ayrshire. Both tournaments, consisting of four rounds played over four inspiring links courses, are open to all amateur golfers over the age of 18 and with a handicap of 24 or less. Over the years, our courses have staged some of the most prestigious events in golf and are ranked highly on the list of the best courses in Scotland – the undisputed home of golf.
The Links Golf Cup provides a unique opportunity not just to tick these courses off your “must play” list, but also to test your game against like minded golfers in a professionally run event.
Following the huge success of our East Lothian competition which sees golfers battle it out on ‘Scotland’s Golf Coast’, we were delighted to launch our second event in 2015 – the Links Golf Cup Ayrshire. Ayrshire is known as the birthplace of The Open Championship and boasts 3 Open venues and 5 of the UK’s Top 100 courses. With this in mind, it really is a must visit for any golfer.
Entries are being accepted for both events on a first come, first served basis and places are very limited. Book your place now . . . you are sure to have a memorable week.
“Scotland’s Golf Coast in East Lothian is fortunate to be blessed with so many great golf links, and the Links Golf Cup provides a unique value for money opportunity for golfers to test themselves over four of them. I am delighted that the event has proved so popular and it’s great to hear it receive such positive feedback.”
“I have played in hundreds of amateur golf competitions but none as well organised or professionally run as the Links Golf Cup.”
“Just competed in my third Links Golf Cup East Lothian and the event goes from strength to strength. Played in a wonderful part of the world, on glorious courses, and superbly organised. A must on my golfing calendar each year.”
“This was my first Links Golf Cup and I would highly recommend it to everyone. The organisation was perfect and the drinks reception and prize dinner were a lot of fun. Well worth making the journey all the way from Rome for – see you next year.”
Our 72 hole Links Golf Cup East Lothian is now in its 5th year and has quickly established itself as an eagerly anticipated fixture on the amateur golfing calendar. When you consider the stunning links involved, it is easy to see why. With 22 courses along a stretch of 30 miles of stunning coastline, East Lothian is a true golfer’s paradise.
Following the success of the East Lothian competition, the Links Golf Cup Ayrshire was launched in 2015. Known throughout golf as ‘The birthplace of The Open Championship’ and boasting 3 Open venues and 5 of the UK’s Top 100 Courses, this stretch of coastline really is a must visit for any golfer.
Our Links Golf Salver events are shorter versions of our popular 72 hole Links Golf Cups – ideal if you want to play some of the UK’s best courses but cannot take too much time off. As those who have been will know, everything about Archerfield is first class, and our 36 hole event features both Dirleton and Fidra Links.
Our 36 hole Lancashire Links event takes in two of this famous golfing region’s finest courses. West Lancashire is an Open Qualifying venue offering a true links test. Southport & Ainsdale has twice hosted the Ryder Cup in its illustrious history, and is held in high regard by everyone who has the pleasure of playing it.
A new addition to our events portfolio for 2017 is the 54 hole Links Cup Pairs which will take place in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. The competition will begin at the classic links of Brora, then move on to the intriguing Golspie, before culminating at Royal Dornoch – an outstanding test of golf ranked No. 5 in Golf Digest’s Top 100 Golf Courses in the World.
Another new addition to our itinerary for 2017 is a Mixed Pairs competition to be held over three great links on the Southport coast – Hesketh, Hillside and Southport & Ainsdale. The emphasis will be on fun and enjoyment as well as the golf, and we hope that the event will prove popular with couples from across the UK who want to socialise with other like-minded golfers.
> All competitors will play each of the four courses during the competition.
> The event is a 72 hole Stableford competition, and the player with the highest total score after four rounds will be declared the winner.
> Each round will be qualifying for handicap purposes.
> As well as prizes for overall individual scores, there will also be daily prizes, a team competition, and our unique ‘Par 3 Challenge’ played over 8 selected par 3s during the week.
> Prizes will be presented at the Presentation Dinner – any prize winners not in attendance must contact the organisers to claim their prize, and will be liable for any costs incurred in sending their prize to them.
> The event organisers reserve the right to amend the format of the competition should the number of entrants or weather conditions dictate.
> All entrants must be amateurs and members of recognised golf clubs, and hold an active or competitive handicap.
> Overseas entrants must provide proof of their exact handicap, which will be adjusted according to the Slope Rating of their home course.
> CDH numbers or handicap certificates must be provided before the start of the event.
> Entrants must be over the age of 18 on the date of the first round.
> Maximum handicap allowance is 24 for men and 36 for ladies – full handicap allowance is given.
> For the Team Competition – each entrant must enter individually but may nominate a team at the time of their entry. Each team will comprise 4 golfers, of which the best 3 scores each day will count.
> A draw will be produced for each days play over the first three rounds, while the last day will see the Top 30 play in reverse leaderboard order at the back of the field.
> Should any entrant wish to withdraw from the event, a full refund (less any charges incurred) will be guaranteed up until 2 months before the start date of the event. Withdrawals after this date will receive 50% of their entry fee, unless a replacement can be found.