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Gleneagles Pre / Post Excursion

A Taste of Ryder Cup

Just one hour's drive from Edinburgh/Glasgow and nestled in the heart of the beautiful Scottish Glen is the world class Gleneagles Hotel. Set on an 850 acre estate with its own railway station it has been a byword for luxury and elegance since it first opened its doors in 1924.

The PGA Centenary Course hosted the 2014 Ryder Cup AND we can't think of a better way to start your cruise vacation by walking in the footsteps of golf's greatest and testing your skills on this incredible layout.

Package Inclusions

  • 3 nights' accommodations at The Gleneagles Hotel
  • Full Scottish Breakfast
  • Dinner included nightly (drinks not included) :Choose between The Birnam Brasserie, The Strathearn or The Dormy House - supplement applies for Andrew Fairlie 2 star michelin Restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail on arrival
  • Traditional afternoon tea on arrival day in the Glendevon Room
    • Since 1924 The Gleneagles Hotel has enjoyed the enviable reputation of being the place in Scotland to come for that memorable occasion especially for the occasion of partaking in Afternoon Tea. In the stunning surroundings of the beautiful Glendevon Room, relax and unwind in an oasis of tranquillity and allow the staff at Gleneagles to pamper you with Scotland’s finest Afternoon Tea experience.
  • 18 holes of golf on the 2014 Ryder Cup Course - PGA Centenary Course
  • 18 holes of golf on the Gleneagles Kings Course
  • Roundtrip Airport Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh (based on 2 pax traveling)
  • Private Sightseeing Excursion for non golfers to Stirling or Edinburgh with Blue Badge Guide
  • 50 minute Spa Treatment for the Non golfer
  • On site assistance of a Premier Golf Representative
  • Airport Meet and Greet in Malaga
  • All taxes

Not included :

  • Meals (except those mentioned above), drinks, tips and other personal expenses
  • Caddy fees & gratuities or Electric golf carts
  • Items of a personal nature ie; laundry, snacks, miscellaneous


Pricing:

$ 2,345.00 per golfer based on double occupancy
$ 1,795.00 per NON golfer based on double occupancy

Accommodations

Gleneagles Resort - Auchterarder

Gleneagles Resort – Auchterarder

When it first opened its doors in 1924, this magnificent countryside estate in the heart of Scotland was described as a “Riviera in the Highlands”. Today, as a member of The Leading Hotels of the World Gleneagles continues to offer an unbeatable array of attractions. Set within its own 830 acre estate amidst the breathtaking Perthshire scenery, Gleneagles is considered one of the world’s most coveted 5 star resorts. This prestigious 5 star hotel lives up to its reputation. In 2005 it accommodated our world leaders at the G8 economic summit and hosted the 2014 Ryder Cup on the PGA Centenary Course designed by Jack Nicklaus. The hotel has 232 spacious guest bedrooms, including a variety of luxury suites to suit all needs, tastes and desires. Guests staying at the hotel can take advantage of the wide range of experiences around the resort. There’s plenty to do, browse the selection of shops on property or relieve some stress at the leisure club, swimming pools, and tennis courts. The resort also has a number of schools where guests can learn falconry, archery, shooting, gundog training, and off road 4x4 driving. Gleneagles has an international reputation for excellent cuisine and fine dining. The Michelin star “Andrew Fairlie” restaurant is a magnificent dining experience. Gleneagles hotel is truly a world class destination and considered the most luxurious golf resort in Europe. Premier Golf Rating: A+

Golf Courses

GleneaglesGleneagles PGA Centenary GC (site of the 2014 Ryder Cup)

When Jack Nicklaus was asked to design the third major course at Gleneagles Hotel, it continued a tradition of champions. James Braid, who created the King's and the Queen's, was the first golfer to win the Open Championship five times. Nicklaus is universally acknowledged as the greatest champion the game has ever produced. So here, in this spectacular Perthshire glen, the three Gleneagles courses now offer an accumulation of golfing acumen spanning more generations than perhaps any other on earth. Even for a champion and acclaimed golf architect like Nicklaus, the PGA Course was a challenge. It had to be unique, a course in the modern design ethos that at its fullest stretch tests the greatest players, while, in the immortal phrase of Bobby Jones, "offering problems a man may attempt according to his ability... never hopeless for the lesser player nor failing to concern and interest the expert." From the back tees, the PGA measures 7,081 yards - the longest inland course in Scotland. However, the tees are graded at each hole in five stages, including a challenging 6,551 yards from the white markers down to 5,065 from the red. The putting surfaces are and among the best and fastest in Scotland. (PGA Centenary offers the use of carts or “buggies” – the other Gleneagles courses do not – caddies are available too) (An excellent practice facility is available at the resort, but not adjacent to the golf course). Premier Golf Rating: A


Gleneagles Kings GCGleneagles Kings GC, Auchterarder

Few hotels can boast such a great golf course as Gleneagles Kings at 6504 yards and par 70.  Considered a "parkland" course, as opposed to most Scottish courses being "links", The Kings Course requires good judgment to navigate the hills, bunkers, sloping fairways and tricky greens.  There are plenty of good caddies here, and pull carts can be managed quite easily.  Known for its superb maintenance condition (for a Scottish course), Gleneagles Kings features a tough uphill first hole and two fine finishing holes, the dogleg 17th where your tee shot cannot run to the right, and the downhill 18th toward the stately hotel in the distance.  In between are a series of beautiful holes that require accurate shotmaking and constant course management to navigate the ever-present trouble spots.  The course can be played as a par 68 from the white tees, and a par 70 from the championship tees. The clubhouse at Gleneagles features a nice modern pro shop with many quality items, and a nice grill (called The Dormy House).  In addition, for years the Kings Course was site of the Scottish Open held typically the week before the British Open (before being replaced by the Loch Lomond World Invitational). (An excellent practice facility is available at the resort, but not adjacent to the golf course). Premier Golf Rating: A

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