One of the most coveted trophies in the game of golf, The Open Championship, makes a welcome return to Muirfield in July this year.

Golf fans staying at CLC Duchally Country Estate who want to see the most famous names in golf battle it out for the Claret Jug will find the course just a 90 minute drive across the River Forth.

The last time The Open Championship played out at Muirfield in 2002, Ernie Els started the final day in the driving seat and on his way to win when a mistake at the 16th saw him fall one shot behind those who had played superbly ahead of him.

After a birdie at the 17th, he drew level and finished the round tied with three others on 278. The first ever four-man playoff in the history of The Open ensued and after four holes, Els went head-to-head with Frenchman Thomas Levet in sudden death.

Holding his nerve, Els played from the bunker on the 18th to within four feet of the hole, Levet missed his seven foot putt allowing Els the win.

With the promise of more dramatic action and tickets costing from just £10 per day, this year’s Open will be too good to miss.

And after the days play, the sumptuous hotel rooms and lodges at CLC Duchally Country Estate await your return for the perfect end to the day.

Tickets are on sale now and more info can be found on the official website below.