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The prestigious Highland Golf Links Pro-Am tournament over three of Scotland’s finest links courses returns for 2019.

The annual Highland Golf Links 54-hole Pro-Am sponsored by Tomatin, will be held from 30 September to 2 October with its richest ever prize fund.

Some 328 players in 82 teams from across the UK, as well as from Scandinavia, Germany, Italy, France and the USA, will compete at Castle Stuart Golf LinksThe Nairn Golf Club and the Championship Course at Royal Dornoch Golf Club.

The three courses, as well as luxury hotels Culloden House and the Kingsmills in Inverness, are part of Highland Golf Links(HGL) which promotes play and stay golfing breaks in the north of Scotland.

The event, which is part of the Tartan Tour and is being sponsored by Tomatin, started in 2012 and entries have since grown considerably.

The three-day event also generates about £200,000 for the Highland economy in late-season business.

Stephen Bremner, Managing Director at Tomatin, said:

“We are delighted to again be sponsoring this renowned event played over three magnificent links courses. Castle Stuart Golf LinksCastle Stuart Golf Links Castle Stuart Golf Links “The mix of quality golfing in beautiful locations with excellent food and drink really showcases what the Highlands has to offer. This is the perfect fit for us and our markets at home and abroad.”

Pro-Am competitors play on successive days at Castle Stuart, home of the Scottish Open on four occasions in the last eight years; Royal Dornoch and Nairn, which has staged both the Walker Cup and Curtis Cup and held the 2017 Boys Amateur Championship.

The event, which currently boasts one of the season’s richest prize funds, with the winning professional picking up a unique prize of a bottle of Tomatin 50-year-old single malt whisky, which has been bottled exclusively for the event and valued at more than £10,000, is open to teams of four players from anywhere in the world consisting of three amateurs (ladies or gentlemen) plus a professional of their choice. Teams that do not include a pro are allocated a leading player from the PGA Scotland Order of Merit.