The 40th Ryder Cup will be contested at Gleneagles on the PGA Centenary Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus and viewed as a modern classic. The legendary American golfer has described it as "the finest parcel of land in the world I have ever been given to work with".
In fact, the Gleneagles Hotel boasts no less than three championship courses. The famous King’s Course is a James Braid masterpiece while the great Scottish golf architect also created the Queen’s Course at Gleneagles.
The Gleneagles Hotel is one of the world’s leading 5 star resorts, set in 850 acres of Perthshire countryside. It has one of the most luxurious destination spas in the world and Andrew Fairlie’s Restaurant at the Gleneagles Hotel is the only Scottish establishment with two Michelin stars.
Perthshire lies in the heart of Scotland, where the Highlands and the Lowlands meet. Golf flourishes in the lush countryside and in all there are 40 courses in a region that claims a proud golfing heritage.
Golf has been played in Perthshire since the 15th century. King James IV learned to play on the public parklands by the River Tay. Perth’s South Inch may have been the site of the world’s first golf course and the Royal Perth Golfing Society was the first club to receive a royal charter.