How Scotland made a breakthrough in golf championship organization?

By: October 23, 2015

Scotland will play host to the world’s first joint men’s and ladies golf competition following the announcement that the inaugural European Golf Team Championships will be played at The Gleneagles Hotel in 2018.

Golf is to join the line up of leading sports (Athletics, Aquatics, Cycling, Rowing and Triathlon) who will stage their European Championship together in 2018.

The event is backed by both the European Tour and the Ladies European Tour, the European Golf Team Championships will see men and women compete for their countries on the same course at the same time in top-level competition for the first time in the history of the sport.


The European Sports Championships are being funded by The Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council, with the EventScotland team within VisitScotland’s Events Directorate leading on preparations for the golf event on behalf of Scotland.

The Scots jumped at the opportunity in the early stage of the planning. They believe it could be a good occasion to show the equality in golf. Although it is a nice revelation of our values, but it might not bring the desired results. Sport games are played separated on purpose.

The Golf event will be staged over 5 days between 1-12 August 2018 and include men’s team, women’s team. They will play in a Match Play format. Two male and female athletes per nation will participate, with the top 16 European nations included.