The Dunhill Championship is just around the corner and whether you’re an old hand or a complete golf novice there are a few things that you need to know. The Alfred Dunhill Championship was established in 2001 and has since cemented itself as one of the most prestigious golf tournaments on the European Tour. Staying true to form this year’s tournament is set to tee off on the 1st of October. Spectators will enjoy three days of action played across three of Scotland’s finest courses. The course rotation consists of The Old Course at St Andrews, Carnoustie Golf Links and Kingsbarns Golf Links.
The Courses – Dunhill Championship
The Old Course at St Andrews is widely regarded as the “Home of Golf.” Of course, St Andrews is the home of the Open Championship the oldest of the four major championships in professional golf. Golf has been played here for hundreds of years but the spectacle has never diminished.
Carnoustie also boasts a rich heritage enough perhaps to rival St Andrews. It is also infamous due to its extreme difficulty especially under adverse weather conditions earning it the nickname “Car-Nasty.” If the weather is a repeat of the conditions at the Open this year we can expect Carnoustie to life up to its namesake.
Kingsbarns as it stands today is a man-made course with the original being sacrificed for farming during the war effort in 1939. It was designed by Mark Parsinnen and Kyle Phillips in 2000.
Tournament Make-Up – Dunhill Championship
The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship offers the unique attraction of incorporating two separate competitions. An individual professional competition for the world’s leading golfers and a separate team competition where word-renowned golfers are paired with amateurs. The competition often attracts a wide array of celebrity golfers.
The 54-hole cut is made of the top 60 professionals and the leading 20 professional/amateur teams irrespective of the professionals standing in the individual cut. Those who make the cut will advance to the final round at St Andrews.
If you want to get involved in all the action then there’s some great news entrance is free during the first three days of competition! Only on the final day of the Alfred Dunhill Championship is a ticket necessary which can be purchased at the gate of the Old Course, St Andrews.
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