The Scottish Senior Open will return to the heartland of Scotland’s celebrated Golf Coast in East Lothian for the fourth successive year when Craigielaw Golf Club stages the 26th edition of the event on the newly re-branded Staysure Tour from September 14-16, 2018.
Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events, VisitScotland said: “We are thrilled that Craigielaw Golf Club has been announced as the host venue for the 2018 Scottish Senior Open in September. Craigielaw is another first-class course on Scotland’s Golf Coast with a modern and family focused approach. This beautiful links venue provides the perfect stage for the Staysure Tour and will further enhance Scotland’s reputation as the Home of Golf.”
With challenging greens, cavernous bunkers and spectacular views over the Firth of Forth, Gullane Hill and out towards Edinburgh and Fife, the 6601-yard, par 71 Craigielaw course draws inspiration from the great links courses of Britain, particularly those on land which are less dominated by dunes.
The venue, just 18 miles from Edinburgh City Centre, is equal to many of the finest examples of such courses, some of which are conveniently located nearby in the East Lothian area.
This will be the eighth different venue for the Scottish Senior Open, which began in 1993 and has enjoyed an unbroken run since then. Over the past three seasons, the tournament has been played in East Lothian at Archerfield (2015 and 2016) and Renaissance Club (2017).
Councillor John McMillan, East Lothian Council’s spokesperson for Economic Development and Tourism, said: “I’m genuinely delighted that the Scottish Senior Open is returning to Scotland’s Golf Coast for the fourth successive year. Craigielaw Golf Club will further underline the region’s ability to deliver top class tournament venues.
“The quality of our golf is second to none and, despite being a relative newcomer to our wonderful portfolio, Craigielaw will encourage even more golfers to come and experience the game in East Lothian.”