News and Features

News and Features

The news hub provides SIGTOA's customers and business partners a single area with updates on all aspects of the golf tour sector in Scotland.

First news on packages and events for the year ahead; updates on new developments and refurbishments and even the occasional job vacancy.

Bringing together blogs, social media and image sharing it is a valuable resource to be checked into regularly.


Coul Links Plans Passed by Highland Councillors


It has been pointed out to SIGTOA that the go ahead has been given for another world class golf development in the Scottish Highlands just a few hits of a ball north of Royal Dornoch! The release from the Coul Links website is published belowPlans for a world class golf course which will give a majo...

Scottish Captain for Solheim Cup on Scottish Soil


Catriona Matthew has been appointed as European captain for the next Solheim Cup, which will take place on the world-famous PGA Centenary Course at The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland, on 13-15 September 2019.Matthew made her ninth appearance as a player for the European team at Des Moines...

Final Final Open Qualifier for Ayrshire


The Open Championship Final Qualifier tees up for the final time in Ayrshire this morning at Gailes Links, just outside Irvine. The Ayrshire course previously known as Glasgow Gailes, has been hosting the Scottish round of final qualifying for the past couple of years since the format was changed. F...

US dream as youngsters get to take part in Solheim Cup handover


Who says golf has no appeal for today's youths?Well six young Scottish female golfers are about to savour the opportunity of a lifetime as part of the handover ceremony for The 2019 Solheim Cup coming to Scotland, the Home of Golf – after launching their own bid to qualify for the PING Junior Solh...

McIlroy Confirms Entry to Scottish Open in July


It's been confirmed that Rory McIlroy is set to make a return to Scotland to play at the Aberdeen Asset Scottish Open from July 13th - 16th at Dundonald Links in Ayrshire.He will join a line up of "major" stars including Open Champion Henrik Stenson, 2013 Masters Champion Adam Scott and defending ch...

Carnoustie Appoints first Chief Executive


The Scottish Incoming Golf Tour Operators Association have a new name to work with in the future with the appointment of the first every Chief Executive at Carnoustie Golf Links with the appointment of Michael Wells.As part of an ambitious drive to further its reputation as one of the world’s top...


There were certainly concerns raised at the time about the decision of the R&A to give the contract for live coverage of The Open to Sky Sports over the tradition of the BBC. Whether the argument has been settled or not the level of coverage and style of delivery of The open clearly went up a no...


Tickets are now available for the 2017 Ricoh Women’s British Open to be played at the wonderful Kingsbarns Links jsut south of St Andrews in Fife and with the world’s top five players already confirmed, golf fans can be assured of witnessing some world-class play between the 3rd and 6th of Augus...

What are Scotland's Best Golf Holes


Maybe one of the most subjective questions you could pose for any golfer with every single one likely to have an entirely different collection in their preference lists. However VisitScotland recently ran a poll to get a snapshot of their consumers and found the following results. Like any best...

Golf tourism driving Scotland’s economy


According to data released today the economic value of golf tourism and events to Scotland has increased to £286 million per year following a bumper decade in Scotland, the Home of Golf.The new figure has been revealed as part of an independent study commissioned by VisitScotland and Scottish Enter...

Solheim Cup to be played in September 2019


It has been announced that the 2019 Solheim Cup will take place from the 13th to 15th September 2019 as the prestigious biennial contest between Europe and USA heads to the world-famous PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles in Perthshire.Scotland won the right to host The Solheim Cup in 2019 after an e...

Escorted Tours with Wilkinson Travel Services


Gary Wilkinson of Wilkinson Travel Services has been offering and organising escorted golf tours for his clients for more than two decades and his latest offering features Steve Johnson from Pinehurst.Steve has been a PGA of America member for over 35 years, has been making the trans-Atlantic trip t...

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