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
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. Elliott graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He is obsessed with the game and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey. His handicap index floats between 3-5. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Honma TR20B

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x