WOMEN’S SCOTTISH OPEN RETURNS TO DUNDONALD LINKS THIS SUMMER

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IRVINE, SCOTLAND, 1ST MAY, 2024

This summer, the Women’s Scottish Open will once again return to the renowned Dundonald Links in Ayrshire for its third consecutive year, August 15-18, 2024.

Since its co-sanctioning in 2017, this event has been a significant stop on both the LPGA and Ladies European Tours. It consistently boasts one of the strongest fields outside of the majors with last year’s edition featuring seven of the world’s top 10 players. The event returned to Dundonald Links in 2022 following a £25 million makeover from owners Darwin Escapes to transform the club into one of the UK’s finest golf resorts. It was also previously held there in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Ricki Lasky, Chief Tour Business and Operations Officer for the LPGA added“We are excited to return to Dundonald Links for yet another incredible edition of the Women’s Scottish Open this summer. The course will provide a great challenge and showcase some the amazing golf our world-class athletes are known for, especially as they prepare for the final major of the year, the AIG Women’s Open played on the historic links at St. Andrews the following week.”

The Scottish Government and VisitScotland have been long standing supporters of women’s golf, and in 2020 committed investment of up to £6m to The Women’s Scottish Open through to 2025. With this partnership, the event has grown in stature, both in strength of field and in terms of best operational practices, becoming the first GEO Certified® Tournament on the Ladies European Tour, recognising the tournament’s leadership as a more sustainable golf event.

Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events with VisitScotland said: “Dundonald Links has established itself as an exceptional host for the Women’s Scottish Open, and the Scottish Government and VisitScotland are delighted the event is returning for a third consecutive year. Set against the scenic backdrop of the Ayrshire coastline, it provides the perfect stage for showcasing the world’s best female players. It’s a busy summer of international golf in Scotland, with five professional events taking place throughout July and August, making it an exciting time for the region.”

Lindsey Esse, Managing Director of Darwin Escapes said: “Hosting the Women’s Scottish Open is one of the highlights of our year. We love watching the top players battle it out on our links course, and it’s a privilege to be able to showcase our venue and celebrate the remarkable talent in women’s golf.”

World No.3 Celine Boutier will defend her title at this year’s edition after securing a commanding three-shot lead to claim victory at last year’s event. Her win marked back-to-back triumphs, following her first major title at the Amundi Evian Championship the preceding week.


“It’s going to be an exciting week at Dundonald this year, especially returning as the defending champion. I have always loved playing this event and securing second place in 2022 before clinching the trophy last year was extremely memorable. With two titles to defend this summer, I’m eager to return to Scotland and tackle some challenging links golf.” commented Boutier.

For more information on the Women’s Scottish Open and all the latest news, please visit the tournament website at www.womensscottish.com.

Scotland, the Home of Golf

Scotland is renowned around the world as the Home of Golf. It is the birthplace of the game and to this day remains its historical home. It is also a modern, dynamic and world-class golf events and tourism destination welcoming hundreds of thousands of golfers every year and regularly playing host to the biggest tournaments in the world.

The golf industry in Scotland is worth more than £1 billion annually to the Scottish economy, of which golf events and golf tourism plays a major role. Golf provides a combined social value of £119m and supports around 4,400 jobs.

Golf tournaments provide the perfect stage to showcase Scotland’s first-class courses to the world. The Scottish Government is committed to continuing to support the growth of the game in this country, including through activity delivered by organisations including VisitScotland, Scottish Development International and Scottish Golf. This includes; supporting economic and business growth within the Scottish economy, driving increased participation in the sport and helping to nurture the next generation of Scottish golfing stars.

For more information on the Scottish Government and its partners: www.scotland.org  |www.visitscotland.com | www.scotent.co.uk

Credit: Women’s Scottish Open.

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