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 7th 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.
Rob Seabrook of Pyecombe Golf Club, in his third appearance at the event, was our 2018 champion with a four round total of 138 points. Rob pipped Scott Allison of Liberton Golf Club by 1 after a fantastic display on the back 9 at Gullane No. 1 in the final round, including a stretch of 4 birdies in the last 7 holes.
Our popular 54 hole Links Cup Pairs returns to the beautiful Scottish Highlands in spring 2019. Have you got what it takes to take the Cup from our reigning champions Dave Karling and Ian Thorp?
The competition begins at the classic links of Brora, then moves 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.
As those who have been will know, everything about Archerfield is first class, and our event features both the Dirleton and Fidra Links. Tony Meehan of Formby Golf Club was our 2018 victor with a total of 71 points over the two rounds.
Having staged The Open on a number of occasions, including the famous ‘Duel in the Sun’ between Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus in 1977, Turnberry needs no introduction and is simply one of the world’s great golfing experiences.
The Mixed Pairs Cup was first staged in 2017 at three fantastic links on the Southport coast. The emphasis is always on fun and enjoyment as well as the golf, and the event has proved very popular with couples from across the UK and beyond who want to socialise with other like-minded golfers.
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.
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.
Following the popularity of our Mixed Pairs event in Southport, we have launched a new Betterball event for couples to be played on the west coast of Scotland. The event features four outstanding courses – Western Gailes, Dundonald Links, plus the two superb courses at Turnberry.
The stunning Moray Firth coastline, to the East of the beautiful city of Inverness, is home to some of the UK’s best links courses, and this event for any combination of pairs features three of them – Nairn, Nairn Dunbar and Castle Stuart.
Nairn is a past host of the Walker Cup and Curtis Cup and known as one of the best traditional links in Scotland. Nairn Dunbar is a championship course offering superb scenery, while Castle Stuart needs no introduction having recently hosted the Scottish Open four times.
> 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.