Dumbarnie's reputation helps secure leading golf event

Dumbarnie Links will host the renamed Women’s Scottish Open from August 12-15.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 8:24 am
Updated Thursday, 25th March 2021, 8:26 am
Dumbarnie Links has a growing reputation as one of the country's finest new courses

Known as the Ladies Scottish Open since being established in 2007, the tournament has been given a new name for its debut at a brand-new venue in the north east Fife links course.

Trust Golf, part of the TCT Corporation, will title sponsor the open this year, giving the event a major boost alongside a new long-term commitment from the Scottish Government.

The Scottish Government, through VisitScotland, has confirmed its ongoing support of women’s golf through a five-year funding commitment to the Women’s Scottish Open, a co-sanctioned LPGA and Ladies European Tour event.

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Dumbarnie Links is one of Scotland’s newest courses and made an immediate impression on golf aficionados worldwide when it opened in May 2020. Situated on the north shore of Largo Bay it has already established itself as an unmissable golfing experience.

Clive Clark, a former European Ryder Cup player and renowned course architect who founded, designed and developed Dumbarnie Links, said: “We are very excited to be hosting our first professional event this summer and are looking forward to showcasing our beautiful course to the global audience that follows professional golf. “We are very much looking forward to seeing how the world’s best women golfers take on the challenges of Dumbarnie Links as well as partnering with Visit Scotland and Trust Golf.”

The Scottish Government and VisitScotland supported the Women’s Scottish Open from 2007 and have been partners of the AIG Women’s Open since 2011.

The country also hosted the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles in 2019, setting a record for attendance at a women’s golf event.

The new agreement will see the Scottish Government and VisitScotland continue to support the Women’s Scottish Open with investment of up to £6m through to 2025.

Cabinet secretary for economy, fair work and culture Fiona Hyslop said: “Our long-term commitment to the Women’s Scottish Open underlines the important role women’s sport plays at the heart of a fair and equal society.”