If you love playing golf, then Aberdeen is the place to visit. And there is no better time to do that, than the beginning of July, when The Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open returns to Castle Stuart Golf Links!
The Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open will return to Castle Stuart Golf Links for the third successive year in 2013 before moving to a brand new venue, Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, in 2014. Moreover the sponsors were recently delighted to confirm a significant increase in the prize fund for 2013 and 2014 from £2.5 million to £3 million with the champion receiving £500,000.
Castle Stuart will host the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open for the third successive year from July 11-14, 2013. In 2014 Royal Aberdeen will stage an event on The European Tour International Schedule for the first time from July 10-13 over the classic Balgownie links.
Founded in 1780, Royal Aberdeen is the world’s sixth oldest golf club, originally designed by the Simpson brothers, Archie and Robert of Carnoustie, and re-bunkered and lengthened by James Braid. Hawtree and Company are now engaged as the club’s architects to ensure the course keeps pace with the modern game.
It will be the eighth different venue to host the Scottish Open since 1972, having previously staged a highly successful 2005 Senior Open Championship, with Aberdeen Asset Management as Presenting Sponsor, won by Tom Watson, and the 2011 Walker Cup match won by Great Britain and Ireland.
Scotland offers the very best links golf in the world, and confirmation the Scottish Open is to remain on a coastal course will help the tournament build on its prime position in the golfing calendar by continuing to attract some of the world’s top players preparing for the rigours of The Open Championship.
If you decide to visit Aberdeen for The Scottish Open, don’t forget about booking your accommodation at one of our Aberdeen hotels. All Thistle Aberdeen Airport, The Caledonian Aberdeen and Thistle Aberdeen Altens are located in a short distance to the Stuart Castle Golf Links, as well as the city centre, which offers many attractions and events.