Social Media Open Scotland

The Social Media Open Scotland will have its Inaugural Event this October from Tuesday 18th – Friday 21st October 2016. The venues are now confirmed and they will be Lundin Links on Tuesday 18th, Crail’s Craighead Course on Wednesday 19th, Scotscraig on Thursday 20th with the Final Day’s play hosted by Kingsbarns on Friday 21st.

The format of the Tournament will take the same format as The Social Media Open and The Social Media Links Challenge. It will be a Pairs event so Teams of 2, the Format for all 4 days being as follows – both scores to count on holes 9 & 18 with 1 score to count on the rest (1-8, 10-17). 3/4 Handicap apply.

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The venue for Day 1 on Tuesday 18th October, Lundin Links, was founded on the 8th May, 1868. In that year the Leven Clubs had extended their links from the Mile Dyke eastwards towards Lundin Links. This extended course occupied the narrow strip of land lying between the railway line and the Firth of Forth. It is a challenging links course and a fine test of golf, it offers some of the finest examples of links golf in Scotland and for many years has been a worthy participant in the Final Qualifying stages of The Open prior to its staging at St. Andrews (source – Lundin Links website).

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Crail’s Craighead Course, venue for Day 2 of Social Media Open Scotland, was opened in 1998 and achieved almost immediate recognition when The R&A held the World Junior Open there in 2000. The recognition of its quality has continued, with both the Scotland v. Spain International hosted there in 2006 and the Seniors’ Home Internationals in 2010. From 2011 the Battle Trophy  has been played annually over the course as a World Counting Event and in 2013 the prestigious Scottish Amateur Team Championships was also played over Craighead. The Craighead course, which is set at Crail Golfing Society and dates back to 1768 makes it the 7th Oldest Golf Club in the World (source – Crail Golfing Society website).

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Venue for Day 3, Scotscraig Golf Club, was founded in 1817 by some members of the St. Andrews Society of Golfers (later to become The Royal and Ancient Golf Club) who wished to play more golf than the Society’s occasional meetings afforded them. From the early 1800s to the modern day, Scotscraig Golf Club has been graced by the visit of some of the greats of the game – Braid, Locke, Nicklaus, Norman but to name a few! Over the past 20 years it has also played host to many Open Championship Qualifying events. Scotscraig has a rich history and is the 13th oldest golf club in the World and will be celebrating its bi-centenary in 2017! (source – Scotscraig Golf Club website)

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The Inaugural Social Media Open Scotland will culminate on Friday 21st October with the Final Day’s play at the awesome Kingsbarns Golf Links! While golf has been enjoyed over the links land of Kingsbarns beginning in 1793 it was not until the dawn of the 21st century that golf was truly resurrected there. Kingbarns is the only Scottish course to be built on links land in over 70 years and with its seaside setting it has joined the great old courses of nearby St Andrews and Carnoustie, bringing with it a new dimension to the traditional Scottish game. It will be a fitting finale to a great few days of golf & craic in Scotland! (source – Kingsbarns Golf Links website)

Our Golf Only package is £365 per person while we have Play & Stay packages available – Golf & 4 nights’ B&B for £569 per person sharing with the Accommodation available in the Old Grey Toon that is St Andrews! If you have any queries or would like to enter a team drop us a line on smopen@tomkennedygolf.com, don’t forget to give us a like on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!!

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Carne Golf Links Distance Membership

I absolutely adore Carne Golf Links, an amazing course in a stunning location in Belmullet, Co Mayo. Pity it wasn’t closer to home but great links courses come with classic coastal settings and Carne has this in abundance. Carne Golf Links was also recently voted the 10th best course in Ireland as well so don’t just take it from me about this superb track, go up and try it for yourself too!

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Carne Golf Links currently have a great membership offer with a limited amount of distance memberships for 2016 for only €250 (12 months from when you sign) and a 4 year offer for €1000. For more information email carnemembership@gmail.com or CLICK HERE to check out this fabulous course.

You can also take part in The 2016 Social Media Links Challenge which takes in Carne, County Sligo GC & Enniscrone from Thursday 11th – Saturday 13th August!

Irish Open Week 2016 at The Heritage

The Irish Open is always a great golfing week on the calendar and while you can watch some of the best players in the world at The K Club from 19th-22nd May you can always get some great value at The Heritage Golf Club! Play in any of their Open competitions during Irish Open Week and if we have an Irish winner of The Irish Open The Heritage GC will give you a green fee voucher for a FREE ROUND OF GOLF!!

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Schedule of Events

Monday 16th May – Irish Open Week Singles, €30 per person

Wednesday 18th May – Irish Open Week Singles, €30 per person

Thursday 19th May – Irish Open Week Singles, €30 per person

Friday 20th May – Irish Open Week Singles, €30 per person

Saturday 21st May – Irish Open Week Singles, €40 per person

Sunday 22nd May – Back Tees Challenge, €30 per person

For online bookings CLICK HERE, you can also book by emailing info@heritageresort.ie or by calling the Golf Shop on 057-8642321. Don’t forget to visit The Heritage Golf Club at the Fáilte Ireland stand at The Irish Open on Thursday 19th May to check out some great offers and giveaways on the day!!

Remember €1 from every Green Fee in 2016 will also be donated between Temple Street Children’s Hospital, The Cuisle Centre & Billy’s World!

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Belfast Parkland International Golf Tournament

The Belfast Parkland International Golf Tournament will take in 5 prestigious parkland golf course within the Belfast area – Malone Golf Club; Royal Belfast Golf Club; Holywood Golf Club; Belvoir Park Golf Club & Shandon Park Golf Club have come together to offer this unique tournament from Monday 4th – Friday 8th July 2016.

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You will play in this Titanic-esque event where your best 3 cumulative scores count over 5 days. 5 separate daily tournaments will also be available to book during the week on individual days, but all bookings must be pre-booked and paid for prior to the tournament commencing.

The itinerary is as follows:

  • Monday 4th July 2016: Malone Golf Club
  • Tuesday 5th July 2016: Royal Belfast Golf Club
  • Wednesday 6th July 2016: Holywood Golf Club
  • Thursday 7th July 2016: Belvoir Park Golf Club
  • Friday 8th July 2016: Shandon Park Golf Club

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There are various Tournament Packages available:

  • Play 5 Tournament Rounds: £175.00 GBP pp: Choose to Play all Tournament Venues (Best 3 Scores)
  • Play 4 Tournament Rounds: £160.00 GBP pp: Choose 4 Tournament Venues (Best 3 Scores)
  • Play 3 Tournament Rounds: £120.00 GBP pp: Choose 3 Tournament Venues (All Scores)

Who will be crowned as the Belfast Parkland International Champion in July? To enter get in touch with Patrick Aiken from TheGolfPA.com on +44-28-7032-6707 or email info@thegolfpa.com.