Why there has truly never been a better time to visit the ‘Best Golf Resort in the World’
By ECG Newsdesk
WITH the 2014 Ryder Cup still fresh in the memory, and excitement building ahead of the 2018 European Championships and the Solheim Cup a year later, there has truly never been a better time to visit Gleneagles.
Located almost at the very heart of Scotland, occupying 850 acres of beautiful Perthshire countryside, the five-star resort has everything a visiting golfer could want: magnificent accommodation; three world-class, 18-hole courses; a charming nine-hole, par-3 academy course; a spectacular golf academy; and an array of non-golf activities for all tastes and ages. All of this is conveniently found within an hour’s drive of both Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Just how good is the Gleneagles experience? The fact that it was recently voted the ‘Best Golf Resort in the World’ for an unprecedented sixth successive year by readers of Ultratravel - the Daily Telegraph’s luxury travel magazine - and visitors to telegraph.co.uk really tells its own story. Readers were asked to vote for their favourite travel experiences in 19 categories, with Gleneagles taking the top golf award ahead of Pebble Beach, Bandon Dunes, St Andrews Links and La Manga.
One of the most appealing things about Gleneagles is the fact that each of its three 18-hole courses has a unique character of its own, as Gary Silcock, the resort’s Director of Golf, explains. “The experience customers receive when they visit continues to be second-to-none and, with three critically-acclaimed 18-hole championship courses to choose from, Gleneagles remains a golfer’s paradise,” says Silcock.
“We’re providing golfers with great choice. The PGA Centenary is a modern classic, with pristine, defined and immaculate contouring, where you can really fly the ball onto the green. The King’s and The Queen’s, on the other hand, are traditional heathland courses that play like ‘inland links’, where you can chip, run and manufacture shots, using the contours of the land.”
Over the last two years, the resort has invested heavily in renovating both The King’s and The Queen’s courses, restoring many of their original features. The changes to The King’s were met with widespread acclaim last year, with changes to The Queen’s Course over the most recent off-season garnering similarly positive feedback. But don’t just take our word for it - go and experience it for yourself. With a great selection of affordable rates, and a host of superb value ‘stay and play’ packages available, there has never been a better time to check out the ‘Jewel in the Glen’. For more information, visit gleneagles.com