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Scottish Opens You Can Play

Tournament

Eden Tournament

August 9–14

One round on the Eden Course and one on the New, then match play on the Eden. Entry fee: $185. standrews.org.uk

Courses

Eden And New Courses

The Eden, St. Andrews’s fourth course, sits at a slight remove from the sea. The more-than-a-century-old New is a classic out-and-back links.

Staying

Old Course Hotel

Kohler recently redid this landmark alongside the Road Hole—it’s the nicest place to stay in town. Rooms from $555. oldcoursehotel.kohler.com

Other Activities

Auld Grey Toon

Visit St. Andrews’s bookstores, shops and pubs, the British Golf Museum, and the graves of Old and Young Tom Morris. saint-andrews.co.uk

Tournament

Carnegie Shield

August 9–15

First played in 1901, at the club where a young Donald Ross was pro and greenkeeper. Entry Fee: $125. royaldornoch.com

Courses

Royal Dornoch Golf Club

All rounds are played on the championship course, the beguiling links designed in 1887 by Old Tom Morris and refined by John Sutherland and Ross.

Staying

Dornoch Castle Hotel

This tony twenty-four-room hotel, across from the town’s twelfth-century cathedral, is Dornoch’s best. Rooms from $175. dornochcastlehotel.com

Other Activities

Historylinks Museum

After dropping by the ivy-covered house on St. Gilbert Street in which Ross was born, stop in here to learn more about his life. historylinks.org.uk

Tournament

Craws Nest Tassie

September 6–12

Apart from the Open years, this is Carnoustie’s biggest event. Sign up early. Entry Fee: $285. carnoustiegolflinks.co.uk

Courses

Carnoustie Golf Links

The Championship Course’s closing three holes, veined by the Barry Burn, are deservedly legendary. The Burnside Course has its share of gems as well.

Staying

Carnoustie Golf Hotel

This modernized seventy-five-room hotel sits beside the championship links’ first tee and eighteenth green. Rooms from $75. oxfordhotelsandinns.com

Other Activities

Hitting the Pubs

The Stags Head Inn and the Golf Inn are fine places to continue the camaraderie, as is the Fisherman’s Tavern in nearby Broughty Ferry.

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