A COUNTY golf course will play host to the Scottish Open for the fourth year in a row as it is played at Craigielaw in September.

The course at Aberlady will welcome some of the world's top senior golfers as it hosts the 26th edition of the event on the newly re-branded Staysure Tour from September 14-16.

Despite still being a relatively new venue, Craigielaw has already hosted several Scottish amateur events at youth level, and the 2006 Scottish Amateur Stroke Play Championship.

This will be the eighth different venue for the Scottish Senior Open, with East Lothian its host for the fourth conseutive year as the Aberlady course follows Archerfield (2015 and 2016) and Renaissance Club last year.

The tournament will incorporate the popular Alliance format, with amateurs given the opportunity to play alongside the professional for the first two tournament rounds. 

A Pro-Am will also take place on Thursday, September 13.

Jonathan Porteous, director of golf at Craigielaw Golf Club, said: “The team here at Craigielaw are looking forward to welcoming such a prestigious event on the Staysure Tour. 

"Craigielaw is a modern, forward thinking, welcoming golf club that has superb off-course facilities and a golf course that will provide the players with excellent playing conditions and a fantastic test of golf."

David MacLaren, head of the Staysure Tour – formerly the European Senior Tour - was "delighted" and hailed Craigielaw as "an outstanding new venue" for the Scottish Senior Open.