News and Features

The news hub provides SIGTOA's customers and business partners a single area with updates on all aspects of the golf tour sector in Scotland.

First news on packages and events for the year ahead; updates on new developments and refurbishments and even the occasional job vacancy.

Bringing together blogs, social media and image sharing it is a valuable resource to be checked into regularly.

Final Final Open Qualifier for Ayrshire

04-07-2017

The Open Championship Final Qualifier tees up for the final time in Ayrshire this morning at Gailes Links, just outside Irvine. The Ayrshire course previously known as Glasgow Gailes, has been hosting the Scottish round of final qualifying for the past couple of years since the format was changed. F...


US dream as youngsters get to take part in Solheim Cup handover

03-07-2017

Who says golf has no appeal for today's youths?Well six young Scottish female golfers are about to savour the opportunity of a lifetime as part of the handover ceremony for The 2019 Solheim Cup coming to Scotland, the Home of Golf – after launching their own bid to qualify for the PING Junior Solh...


McIlroy Confirms Entry to Scottish Open in July

14-06-2017

It's been confirmed that Rory McIlroy is set to make a return to Scotland to play at the Aberdeen Asset Scottish Open from July 13th - 16th at Dundonald Links in Ayrshire.He will join a line up of "major" stars including Open Champion Henrik Stenson, 2013 Masters Champion Adam Scott and defending ch...


Carnoustie Appoints first Chief Executive

14-06-2017

The Scottish Incoming Golf Tour Operators Association have a new name to work with in the future with the appointment of the first every Chief Executive at Carnoustie Golf Links with the appointment of Michael Wells.As part of an ambitious drive to further its reputation as one of the world’s top...


24-05-2017

There were certainly concerns raised at the time about the decision of the R&A to give the contract for live coverage of The Open to Sky Sports over the tradition of the BBC. Whether the argument has been settled or not the level of coverage and style of delivery of The open clearly went up a no...


15-05-2017

Tickets are now available for the 2017 Ricoh Women’s British Open to be played at the wonderful Kingsbarns Links jsut south of St Andrews in Fife and with the world’s top five players already confirmed, golf fans can be assured of witnessing some world-class play between the 3rd and 6th of Augus...


What are Scotland's Best Golf Holes

27-04-2017

Maybe one of the most subjective questions you could pose for any golfer with every single one likely to have an entirely different collection in their preference lists. However VisitScotland recently ran a poll to get a snapshot of their consumers and found the following results. Like any best...


Golf tourism driving Scotland’s economy

20-04-2017

According to data released today the economic value of golf tourism and events to Scotland has increased to £286 million per year following a bumper decade in Scotland, the Home of Golf.The new figure has been revealed as part of an independent study commissioned by VisitScotland and Scottish Enter...


Solheim Cup to be played in September 2019

19-04-2017

It has been announced that the 2019 Solheim Cup will take place from the 13th to 15th September 2019 as the prestigious biennial contest between Europe and USA heads to the world-famous PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles in Perthshire.Scotland won the right to host The Solheim Cup in 2019 after an e...


Escorted Tours with Wilkinson Travel Services

24-02-2017

Gary Wilkinson of Wilkinson Travel Services has been offering and organising escorted golf tours for his clients for more than two decades and his latest offering features Steve Johnson from Pinehurst.Steve has been a PGA of America member for over 35 years, has been making the trans-Atlantic trip t...


Morton Golf Open Championship Packages 2017

24-02-2017

As it happens The Open has to be played outside of Scotland occasionally!In 2017 it's the turn of Royal Birkdale to host the annual week by the seaside. However that doesn't stop Scottish Incoming Golf Tour Operators spreading their wings and offering inclusive packages across the border!Morton Golf...


Gullane No 1 Course is one of the best links courses in the world

24-02-2017

Feature from SIGTOA member Peter Craigon, Managing Director, Morton Golf Holidays. – 17th Feb 2017Gullane No 1 Course on Scotland's East Coast is one of the best links courses in the world and yesterday I was delighted to play it as a guest of long time member and champion Lindsay Gordon.Lindsay w...



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