Scotland’s Golf Coast is delighted to announce the launch of its inaugural ‘Saltire Trophy’.
Open to all amateur golfers, this 72 hole Stableford tournament will be played over four inspiring links courses offering players the opportunity to extend their golf into the Autumn months in one of the finest golfing destinations in the world.
Commencing on Monday 24 November, the week starts off with a stiff challenge at Gullane No. 1, home of the 2015 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open; followed by a visit to Dunbar Golf Club, an Open Championship Qualifying Course; before tackling Londniddry Golf Club’s mix of links & woodland; and concluding at the exclusive Renaissance Club on Friday the 28 November 2015.
This exciting event will test competitors on some of East Lothian’s finest courses, along a 30-mile stretch of stunning coastline. East Lothian is known as the sunniest and driest area in Scotland, making it the perfect place for Autumn golf.
With opportunities to stay in East Lothian for the duration of the week, competitors can immerse themselves in Scotland’s Golf Coast, with opportunities to play all of East Lothian’s courses, experience fantastic hospitality and sample the area’s finest locally-sourced food. This is the perfect opportunity to not only compete, but to experience golfing excellence.
With the chance to play some of the world’s finest links course, all for only £295, we recommend you reserve your place early to avoid disappointment. This includes Wecome Drinks on the first evening and the Prize-Giving Dinner at The Renaissance Club on the final evening.
Scotland’s Golf Coast - The Saltire Trophy - 24–28 November 2014
Monday 24 November - Gullane No.1
Steeped in golfing history, this stunning links is playable all-year round and will host the 2015 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open. The golf course snakes across Gullane Hill from where you can enjoy some of the best views in the world of golf. This course will present one of the best challenges in Scotland for Saltire Trophy competitors.
19.00 Welcome reception at Duck’s, Aberlady. Enjoy a warm and friendly welcome to Scotland’s Golf Coast. Rest and unwind at the end of the first day of the competition. Refuel with some of the best local food and drink; and relax with ‘bar putting games’ or a fine Cuban cigar.
Tuesday 25 November - Dunbar Golf Club
With a proud history stretching back to 1856, Dunbar presents a challenging test for players of all levels. A Classic Scottish Links Course, which hugs the coastline along a narrow strip of land within yards of the waves crashing onto the rocky shore. Stunning scenery and a welcoming Clubhouse will complete a memorable experience on Day two of the competition.
Wednesday 26 November - Rest Day
Wednesday is the time for all our golfers to take stock and prepare for the final two days of the competition. There will be no competitive golf, so it is the opportunity to enjoy all East Lothian has to offer, from the fantastic attractions, delicious local food and drink, or one of the 22 must-play golf courses. Alternatively players can enjoy some of the other events taking place during the Saltire Festival, to celebrate East Lothian as the home of Scotland’s Flag and Scotland’s patron saint St. Andrew.
A full list of events can be found at www.visiteastlothian.org/saltire2014
There is also an exclusive opportunity to join the Saltire Trophy TPEGS Coaching Experience at Archerfield Links at the world’s first Nike Performance Fitting Centre for an exclusive coaching experience. Led by Ryder Cup player and Sky Sports analyst Andrew Coltart and European Tour Coach Gary Nicol, the TPEGS Team offer highly entertaining world-class golf experiences. With state of the art coaching and fitting, they use the latest technology to provide the very best in-depth analysis for golfers of all abilities. Please note places are limited so book early to avoid missing out on this fantastic experience. 11am - 1pm. Price - £50 per person. www.tpegs.com
Thursday 27 November - Longniddry Golf Club
This Harry S Colt designed course offers a traditional test of golf over its unique combination of links and woodland, many holes having spectacular views to the city centre, beyond to the Forth Bridges and across the Firth of Forth to Fife. 6260 yards may not seem long, but with no par 5’s and eight 400 plus yard par 4’s, this is a stiff challenge, particularly in a west wind.
Friday 28 November - The Renaissance Club (main top photograph)
The week comes to a close at The Renaissance Club, which will provide both a challenging and memorable final day. It is one of the world’s most exclusive golf clubs, and has been lauded by critics and golfing professionals as one of the most exquisite golfing venues in the world. This is the final chance to secure the Saltire Trophy and experience a world-class haven for golfers.
18.30 Prize-Giving Dinner, The Renaissance Club
Settle down amongst one of the world’s most exclusive clubhouses, experience a vibrant atmosphere and enjoy some fantastic food and drink, prepared by chefs trained in Michelin-starred restaurants. A wonderful celebration brings the tournament to a close and the presentation to the first ever winner of the Saltire Trophy.
Scotland’s Golf Coast has a diverse offering of accommodation to offer Saltire Trophy competitors, providing the perfect opportunity to rest, relax and unwind before enjoying another round of golf. It is a dream for visiting golfers, with all accommodation providing easy access to golf courses. Competitors will be spoiled for choice with 5-star luxury hotels, family-run bed and breakfasts, self-catering apartments or even centuries-old stately homes all on offer. No matter where you choose to stay you are guaranteed a very warm welcome.
The Saltire Trophy will be sponsored by local company Royal and Awesome. Based in Gullane, they are the perfect partner for this event: they are all about fun, but serious about quality. Royal and Awesome clothing is for the pars and the bars!
To enter the Saltire Trophy, please click on the link below: