The St Andrews night sky is set to come alive with a dazzling firework display, on the eve of the final day’s play in this year’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Saturday’s stunning fireworks spectacular also celebrates the 30th year that luxury goods company Alfred Dunhill has been supporting golf at St Andrews, first through the Alfred Dunhill Cup and now, since 2001, the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
An annual favourite with golfers, spectators and St Andrews residents alike, the display will begin at 8.25pm this Saturday evening (October 4) and take place on the West Sands, adjacent to the Old Course.
All residents and visitors in the town are invited to watch the show, which will be best viewed from the Links Road, the roadway running behind the 17th green on the Old Course, and from the track in front of the Old Course Hotel.
It will consist of shells, roman candles, mines and rockets, which will all be detonated electronically and synchronised to music. To make it even more enjoyable for the thousands who come out to watch, this year the music will also be piped to spectators around the 1st and 18th holes.
The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, which begins on Thursday and celebrates links golf at its finest, is played over three of the world’s best known and respected links courses – the Old Course at St Andrews, the Championship Course at Carnoustie and the highly regarded Kingsbarns Golf Links. In addition to professional golfers, there are a number of celebrity players from the worlds of entertainment and sport, check out this year’s list here.
Entrance to the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship will be FREE at all three courses on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. A ticket price of £20 (concessionary £15) will be charged for the final day’s play over the Old Course on Sunday, October 5. Entry for under 16s and students is free. Tickets are available through the ticket hotline on 0844 581 4922 or at the entrance gates.
Here’s a reminder of last year’s fireworks . . .