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The ‘Summer of Golf’ comes to St. Andrew’s Square in Edinburgh

The ‘Summer of Golf’ comes to St. Andrew’s Square in Edinburgh

Visitors to central Edinburgh will feel like they have stepped onto a golf course, later this month, as the ‘Summer of Golf’ comes to St. Andrew’s Square to celebrate an exciting summer of golf and golfing events ahead. Scotland’s Golf Coast are hosting the Golf Coast Village Interactive Zone in St. Andrew’s Square from 16th – 19th June, 10.00 – 18.00 to offer members of the public in the capital an opportunity to find out more about what’s happening on Scotland’s Golf Coast this Summer.

There will be a range of activities and challenges for all the family to enjoy, and a great opportunity to win an exclusive trip to Scotland’s Golf Coast. Get tips from the staff at the Nike Performance Fitting Centre at Archerfield Links, who will help sharpen your golf skills; take the challenge of the Long Drive Contest, and kids can get involved with our mini putting area, crazy Golf Zone and Go Kart Track, provided by East Links Family Park. Foxlake Adventures will be providing Segways, offering a taste of family adventure. All these different activities show that the Scotland’s Golf Coast experience goes far and beyond the golf course and we are the number one destination choice for golfers and their families. There will also be a range of clinics, with some famous faces dropping by to give hints and tips.

This will be a fun-filled event, a great taster of golf and much, much more and you can hear all about the area and the fantastic tournaments taking place this summer. Scotland’s Golf Coast welcomes the Paul Lawrie Match Play, Archerfield Links Golf Club (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 half-hour 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. Known as the sunniest and driest part of Scotland it is open for business throughout the year, offering a warm welcome for every visitor, golfer or not.

Scotland’s Golf Coast is a truly authentic golfing experience and a celebration of the history of the game. 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, providing the perfect opportunity to rest, relax and unwind before enjoying another round of golf. It is a dream for visiting golfers, with all accommodation providing easy access to golf courses. Golfers will be spoiled for choice with 5-star luxury hotels, family-run bed and breakfasts, self-catering apartments or even centuries-old stately homes all on offer. No matter where you choose to stay and what activities you choose to do, you are always guaranteed a very warm welcome and an authentic experience on Scotland’s Golf Coast.

Scotland’s Golf Coast www.golfeastlothian.com

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