Thousands of spectators are expected to descend on Castle Stuart for the Scottish Open creating a huge boost for local businesses.
It is the second year that the Highland club has hosted the prestigious competition which tees off on Thursday.
Last year was the first time the event had been held at Castle Stuart, near Inverness, but play was reduced to three rounds after freak weather flooded part of the course.
Despite the washout, the event still pumped millions of pounds into the local economy and the event, which runs until Sunday, is expected to do the same again this year.
It has been estimated that the local economy benefited by more than £4m last year.
Last year saw Castle Stuart Golf Links become the seventh Scottish course to host the tournament since 1972, following in the footsteps of Downfield, St Andrews, Haggs Castle, Gleneagles, Carnoustie and Loch Lomond.
First minister Alex Salmond has said the event is anticipated to have a very positive affect on the area and will bring benefits to hoteliers, restaurateurs and other local businesses.
Thousands of golf fans from around the world are expected to flock to the event to see some of the biggest names in the sport including last year’s winner Luke Donald, Paul Lawrie and Phil Mickelson.