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Alfred Dunhill Links Championships

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is one of the world's leading golf events. A truly international championship, it is a magnet for golfers from every corner of the world and is one of the most prestigious tournaments on the European Tour.

A celebration of links golf, which many believe is the purest form of the game, the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is played over three magnificent links courses - the Old Course (St Andrews), the Championship Course, Carnoustie (near Dundee) and Kingsbarns (10km south of St Andrews).

The Old Course at St Andrews is the most famous and most historic golf course in the world. For golfers everywhere the Old Course is a unique and special place. Here history and sport come together in a magical way. Golf has been played over these links for hundreds of years. It is universally acknowledged as the 'Home of Golf'. The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is the only major professional tournament played every year at St Andrews.

The championship has a unique format. It incorporates two separate competitions - an individual professional tournament for the world's leading golfers with a US$5 million prize fund, and a team competition which features some of the most celebrated amateur golfers playing alongside the professionals.

Many of the world's leading international players such as Ernie Els, Vijay Singh, Retief Goosen and Fred Couples have played regularly in the Championship together with the finest players in Europe. Additionally there is a strong representation of golfers from Southern Africa, Australia and Asia which gives the event a distinctive cosmopolitan feel.

One of the major reasons for the success of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is the involvement of amateur golfers, which gives it a much wider interest and appeal. Each year the playing roster includes some of the biggest names from the world of entertainment, sport and business.

The championship brings together a cross-section of amateur golfers from all walks of life who each play with a professional partner. In 2003 former Ryder Cup captain Sam Torrance, playing with his amateur son Daniel, then 15, won the team championship. Michael Douglas, Samuel L Jackson, Morgan Freeman, Hugh Grant and Dennis Quaid have shared the fairways with sporting greats like Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Bobby Charlton, Boris Becker, Ian Botham, Ruud Gullit, Johan Cruyff and Nigel Mansell.

Tagged : Sport & games | Outdoors | Under 5's

Published by: Fife Council

Times & Venues

Location Date Time
Saturday 7 October 2017 8:00 - 20:00
Saturday 7 October 2017 8:00 - 20:00
Sunday 8 October 2017 8:00 - 20:00

Charges

Charge Description Cost
Per Adult (Sun) £20.00
Concessions (Sun) £15.00
Thurs - Sat FREE
U16/Students (Sun) FREE