Gleneagles Retains Status as Best Golf Resort

By: Golfshake Editor | Thu 05 Dec 2019 | Comments

It has been a historic year for the iconic Gleneagles Hotel, culminating in further success, with the renowned venue being named the #1 Golf Resort in the UK & Ireland.

The important accolade, bestowed on it by a panel of industry experts from Golf World Magazine, is the culmination of an incredible 12 months for the 850-acre Perthshire estate, in which it celebrated its golf centenary, and hosted one of the most dramatic Solheim Cups in history. The Golfshake Community ranked Gleneagles among the Best Golf Experiences in the UK.

Gleneagles became the only venue in Europe to have hosted both The Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup - each won by Team Europe - and now retains its #1 Golf Resort moniker for another two years, having previously been awarded similar status in 2017.


Conor O’Leary, joint Managing Director of Gleneagles, commented: "2019 has been a vintage year for golf at Gleneagles. Tens of thousands of golfing guests have experienced our King's and Queen's championship courses in their centenary year, and we were also proud hosts to one of the most enthralling sporting moments ever, when Suzann Pettersen clinched the Solheim Cup for Team Europe on The PGA Centenary Course. To end the year as the 'UK & Ireland’s #1 Golf Resort' makes 2019 a truly historic 12 months."

Supporting its standing as the UK & Ireland's premier golf destination, The King's and The Queen's courses, both regarded as James Braid classics, have benefitted from significant renovation projects that have seen them restored to the original 'inland links' design vision of the celebrated architect.

Fairways have been slightly widened, bringing strategically-placed bunkers back into play, and on The Queen's Course specifically, a new look has been given to the much-loved, back-to-back 13th and 14th par 3s, with the introduction of native Scottish heather on the approaches to the 13th green, and a new tee complex on the 14th, adding a new 'over-the-water' challenge from behind the loch.


Learn more about Gleneagles by listening to our Golfshake Podcast with guest Ed Hodge, author of Jewel in the Glen.

Celebratory Green Fee Offer:

To commemorate its hosting of the Solheim Cup, Gleneagles is offering a very special £201.90 four-ball green fee offer, across any of its three 18-hole golf courses, until 30 April, 2020. The offer is available seven days a week, after 11am, until the end of March 2020. From 1-30 April, 2020: Available Monday-Thursday, after 12pm; Available Friday-Sunday, after 1.30pm. Golfers looking to take advantage of the £201.90 four-ball price should call: 0800 389 3737.

Special Membership:

For golfers living outside Scotland, Gleneagles has also recently introduced a special 'Further Afield' membership, giving full access to all three championship golf courses. Members can also experience The PGA National Golf Academy for Scotland, The Academy Course, a testing par 3 design, and enjoy the warm and friendly atmosphere of The Clubhouse, whether that's enjoying a craft beer in 'Auchterarder 70', or one of the speciality tandoor dishes from The Dormy Restaurant. 

It also affords a host of additional benefits, including accommodation, leisure and dining discounts and exclusive member-only invitations. First year Further Afield Golf Membership is priced is £1,485, with a £500 joining fee. For enquiries call: +44 (0)1764 694424.

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