Kingsbarns Golf Links will play host to this year’s Ricoh Women’s British Open Final Qualifying on Monday 29th July 2013, just three days before the stars tee it up for the second staging of the event at St. Andrews.
Located just six miles away from the Championship venue and in one of the most famous corners of the golfing world, Kingbarns Golf Links offers the perfect stage for up-to 70 players to go head-to-head for the last remaining spots in one of the most coveted Championships in the world.
Kingsbarns Golf Links is famous for being one of the ultimate risk and reward links courses in the world and is renowned for its unspoilt and picturesque view of the Fife coastline and North Sea. It was designed by Kyle Phillips and Mark Parsinen and despite only opening in 2000; it is amongst the top 100 courses in the world. In 2009, Golf Magazine ranked it number one in their list of Europe’s 50 greatest courses created in the last 50 years.
In comparison to its neighbouring layouts, Kingsbarns Golf Links is a young course but with features such as the rippling fairways, undulating greens and subtle humps and hollows, it is sure to an exciting test of golf and an experience that players and fans alike can be sure to enjoy as some of the world’s best women golfers prepare to do battle over a one round shootout.
2013 may be the first time that the famous course has hosted Final Qualifying for the Ricoh Women’s British Open but Kingbarns has a history of hosting prestigious events, having held the Dunhill Links Championship for the last 13 years in a row. In that time, a number of European Tour stars have walked the fairways alongside the regular stellar celebrity contingent that participate in the Pro-Am.
Notable comments on the famous links course include British actor, Hugh Grant, who said, “For the middle-aged golf addict like myself, this is like dying and going to golfing heaven.”
Other celebrities such as Hollywood Film star, Andy Garcia, have also commented on the layout, “The Kingsbarns Course reminds me a lot of some of the golf courses on the California coastline. There’s one on the Monterrey Peninsula, and Pebble Beach too. I love playing links courses and Kingsbarns is a beautiful design.”
The Ricoh Women’s British Open was founded by the LGU in 1976 and is staged in conjunction with IMG, the world’s largest sports marketing company. The event has been co-sanctioned by the LPGA and LET since 1994 and gained Major status in 2001.
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