Nairn to host world's top amateur golfers in 2021
NAIRN has been announced as the host for the 2021 Amateur Championships.
Nairn Golf Club and Nairn Dunbar Golf Club will host theAmateur Championship which will take place between June 14 to 19.
It will be the second time Nairn has hosted the tournament following 1994 when Englishman Lee James triumphed over Scotland’s Gordon Sherry by 2&1 in the 36-hole final.
The qualifying rounds of the championship will be played at Nairn Dunbar Golf Club.
It will be the 126th staging of The Amateur Championship which features a field of 288 world-ranked players with the winner earning a place in The Open and the following year’s US Open. Traditionally, the winner also receives an invitation to The Masters.
Nairn Golf Club chief executive Colin Sinclair said: “It’s a privilege and an honour for Nairn Golf Club to be hosting, alongside Nairn Dunbar Golf Club, The Amateur Championship.
"We are very excited to have this opportunity and to be welcoming golfers from all over the world to experience our fantastic
Executive director of golf development and amateur championships at The R&ADuncan Weir, said, “We are delighted to be taking our 2021 championships to venues of the highest quality that will challenge the world’s leading men amateurs.”
“Our aim is to provide the opportunity for those players to compete with their international peers and to show how good they are."