The Links Championship 2019 2019-12-08T23:45:17+00:00
World Amateur Tour Turnberry Golf CLub


Thursday, September 12th

Transfer from Glasgow Airport by courtesy car
Check-in at Turnberry Hotel and practice round on the Ailsa Course
Training with the Tour coaches
Cocktail & Welcome dinner

Friday, September 13th

1st round of the tournament at Turnberry The Ailsa Course
Personal training with the Tour coaches & specialists
Free evening

Saturday, September 14th

2nd round of the tournament at Turnberry The Ailsa Course
Gala dinner and prize-giving ceremony

Sunday, June 15th

Free morning, departure for Glasgow airport by courtesy car

Possible extension to The Renaissance Club, North Berwick and Gullane Golf Club



Ailsa Course, par 71, 6474 yards

Named after the third Marquess of Ailsa, who owned the land on which it was built, this Championship course is one of golf’s storied places. Home to four Open Championships, Ailsa has shaped some of the most remarkable moments in the tournament’s history.


Turnberry Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort

Located on the rugged west coast of Scotland, is the legendary Turnberry Hotel and its famous links courses. This instantly recognisable traditional Edwardian building first opened in 1906 as the world’s first golf resort. It boasts a coastal setting, with far reaching views to the Isle of Arran and Ailsa Craig.

Information / Commodities

Glasgow International Airport :
Address: Paisley PA3 2SW, United Kingdom
Code: GLA
Phone: +44 844 481 5555
Distance to Hotel: 55 miles, 45 mn by car

Local Interests

Play the golf courses next door:

Royal Troon Golf Club

Prestwick Golf Club

Muirfield Golf Club

Visit the Tantallon Castle
Dirleton Castle North Berwick Harbor

2019 Results 

Irina Nesterova lifts her first trophy at Turnberry while Christophe Guedon becomes Links Champion of the year

France’s Christophe Guedon becomes the Links Champion of the year after an intense battle against Jerry Sarvadi while Irina Nesterova lifts her first trophy at Turnberry.

Once again the World Amateur Tour members came together to face one of the most challenging golf courses on the planet with perfect conditions and beautiful setting.

The Ailsa course at Turnberry offered the players a great test and an ideal opportunity to size their ability to links golf conditions.

With a stunning start and second best gross score of the day, Christophe Guedon played a fabulous first round scoring 35 points stableford. Just two points behind, Jerry Sarvadi from The Renaissance was in contention before the second round, followed by Bernard Jossein.  The next morning, the three players met on the first tee and had to face tougher conditions with a strong wind and a few Scottish showers.

The suspense and the tensions were big after the turn but Guedon, shooting four pars and one bogey on the back nine, kept his advantage over Jerry Sarvadi who suffered a terrible putting during the round but finally took the Seniors series Claret Jug.

In the Second series, Luc-Marie Greslé was happy with his game and collected his first trophy, thanks to his two coaches Philippe Allain and Fabrice Tarnaud who gave him precious advice during the tournament.

The top two World Amateur Tour Ladies in the ranking, Yulia Golubeva and Irina Nesterova were going to be face to face for another duel in Turnberry. After shooting just 1 point better than Yulia on the first day, Irina Nesterova played a very consistent second round into the wind and finally won her first title putting her in contention and giving her a chance to overcome Yulia Golubeva for the final title.

The new ranking gives an advantage to Christophe Guedon; with this win, he jumps to the first spot of the 2019 World Amateur Tour Ranking, with 232364 points followed by Marco Saviozzi and Sylvain Berger-Duquene with respectively 163183 and 157 200 points.

In the Ladies series, Yulia Golubeva keeps the lead on top of the ranking but Irina Nesterova still has a chance of winning the title just two tournaments before the end of the Race to La Reserva.

The next Tour’s stop will be Morocco at famous Royal Dar Es Salam golf Club in Rabat from the 17thto 20thof October.

The Links Championship at Turnberry Golf Club 


For the second time in its short history the very secluded Renaissance Club, situated on the east coast of Edinburgh and adjacent to some of the World’s  greatest golf clubs such as Muirfield, hosted the 3rd leg of the 2018 World Amateur Tour.

The players were delighted to discover the golf course and notice the incredible changes and improvements in only a few years.

Jerry Sarvadi, owner and president of the Renaissance Club was happy to announce that the club would host the Scottish Open for the next two years, giving it a fabulous exposure and stature in the World of Golf.

As the players arrived for the practice round,  with a wind blowing nearly 100km/h, the course offered one of the toughest tests of golf. Nothing could stop the players that day, as some of them played 31 holes to end up just before the welcome dinner.

The next morning, the first round was going to be played in better conditions with a decent wind and some sun. Jerry Sarvadi (USA)  took the lead with Patrick Aidan (France) followed by Jean-Michel Barbey (Switzerland) one point behind.

The second round did not lead to much  suspense as Jerry Sarvadi, helped by his perfect knowledge of the course, was going to play a great round of golf shooting 33 points Stableford to secure a second victory at The Renaissance Club.

The battle for the second place was extremely tight with three players in three points. Christophe Guedon took the second place and first prize in second series, Patrick Aidan with a final birdie on the 18th finished 3rd , as Jean-Michel Barbey with a 4th place general won the Senior series first prize.

There is a big change in the order of merit this week. Jerry Sarvadi takes the lead with 15400 points while Cannes Mandelieu resident Christophe Guedon seized the second place just ahead of Dominique Rey and Gregory Pipkin. No change in the Women Series with Anne-Catherine Robin  and Stéphanie Chapon on top of the ranking.

Next stop will take place in China at superb Jinji Lake Golf Club near Suzhou from September 13th to 16th .

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