Golf Set to Take Over Edinburgh's St. Andrews Square

Scotland's East Coast is hosting some exciting tournaments this summer

Edinburgh's St. Andrews Square will be overrun by golf later this month to celebrate an exciting summer

Golf Set to Take Over Edinburgh's St. Andrews Square

Scotland’s Golf Coast are hosting the Golf Coast Village Interactive Zone in St. Andrew’s Square later this month to increase awareness of the tournaments the East coast is hosting this summer.

They'll be there from 10am until 6pm each day between the 16th – 19th June.

The 2016 Paul Lawrie Match Play, which Golf Monthly are supporting, takes place at Archerfield Links Golf Club from 4th - 7th August.

Staff from the club's Nike Performance Fitting Centre will be in the square offering tips to help sharpen the public's golf skills.

Paul Lawrie Match Play Set for Archerfield

There will be a long drive competition and a mini putting area with a crazy golf zone.

There will also be a range of clinics, with some famous faces dropping by to give hints and tips.

Scotland’s Golf Coast welcomes the Paul Lawrie Match Play at Archerfield Links (4th - 7th August 2016), the Boys Amateur Championship to Muirfield and The Renaissance Club (9th - 14th August 2016) and the Prostate Cancer UK Scottish Seniors Open to Archerfield Links (19-21 August 2016).

Just a 30 minute drive East of Edinburgh, East Lothian is a golfing paradise, featuring 22 must-play golf courses stretching through 30 miles of stunning coastline, golden beaches and rolling countryside.

It's also known as the sunniest and driest part of Scotland it is open for business throughout the year.

The area not only features the oldest course in the world at Musselburgh Links but was also the location of the first Ryder Cup played in Scotland in 1973, at Muirfield: a course that inspired Jack Nicklaus to construct Muirfield Village in Ohio.

Scotland’s Golf Coast also has a diverse offering of accommodation to offer golfers and their families the perfect opportunity to rest, relax and unwind before enjoying another round of golf.

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Elliott Heath
News Editor

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2 HL

Irons: Mizuno MP-H4 3-iron, Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5