• Gullane GC reveal Championship Course for Scottish Open
• Includes 16 holes from No.1 Course and two from No.2 Course
• Names already playing include Rose, Mickelson and Donald
SCOTTISH OPEN | GULLANE
Gullane Golf Club has released details of the Championship Course that will host the 2015 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.
The new Championship Course at the East Lothian venue will incorporate 16 holes from Gullane’s renowned No.1 Course and two holes from its striking No.2 Course, which was laid out by Willie Park Jr.
Three of the holes will feature recently built tees, creating a new and challenging routing offering a modern test across a traditional links setting.
"This is special golfing land and we look forward to welcoming the best players in the world to experience it" - Robert Dick
"The Scottish Open represents a new and exciting chapter in our club’s history,” explained Robert Dick, captain of Gullane GC. “The Championship Course will showcase the quality of golf on offer on Gullane Hill. This is special golfing land and we look forward to welcoming the best players in the world to experience it.”
The Championship Course consists of 16 holes from No.1 – second to 16th and the 18th – and two holes from No.2 – the seventh and eighth. New championship tees have been built for the 15th and 18th on No.1 and the 8th on No.2.
The landscape and outstanding choice of challenging golf holes that are present at Gullane has enabled the creative use of existing tees to enhance the challenge of the Championship Course, while there will also be a short walking distance between greens and tees.
Championship director Peter Adams added: “We can’t wait to get going at Gullane. The professionals love testing themselves on classic links and with several of the players who featured at Augusta playing, the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open will once again have an outstanding field.”
Last year’s winner and Masters runner-up Justin Rose has already confirmed his attendance, as has 2013 Scottish Open and Open champion Phil Mickelson. Luke Donald and Matt Kuchar are other big names who will be competing over the course for the first time as organisers prepare for a stand-out sporting event.
"We are extremely excited about this very special tournament" - David Morgan
David Morgan, secretary at Gullane GC, said: “We are fortunate at Gullane to have over 600 acres of stunning links land on which to create a unique championship course.
“The course created for the Scottish Open has been specifically designed with today’s players in mind while retaining all the character of a traditional links layout. And with an army of volunteers from Gullane and neighbouring clubs to help run the event, we are extremely excited about this very special tournament.”
The Scottish Open will take place from July 9-12. For more information about the tournament, visit the Scottish Open website of follow @AAMScottishOpen on Twitter.
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