The Gleneagles Hotel
Venue of the Ryder Cup 2014
Opened in 1924, it is a prestigious complex located in central Scotland. Known worldwide as the venue for the G8 Summit of World Leaders in 2005 and the Ryder Cup 2014, the 350-acre Gleneagles estate offers an unrivaled variety of attractions including a five-star luxury hotel, three world-class golf courses, an award-winning spa and home to four restaurants.
- Venue of the Ryder Cup 2014. The last open course and designed by Jack Nicklaus, who said that for this construction they gave him one of the best land to create a golf course in his entire career. It has the typical Nicklaus touches: par 3 are difficult, par 5 varied with chances to get there and par 4 that can be reached on the green with the drive, and some of which are difficult to reach in two. Greens with a lot of movement and very good speed.
It offers challenge, good panoramic views and a lot of design variety. This course is recognized by all as the best of the three, with a very creative design, many blind shots, greens very difficult to read and a great finish.
The easiest of the three, since it is more frank, has fewer blind shots and is much shorter than the other two. The terrain is similar to King’s and it has many very picturesque holes and its green areas are very complicated. As in King's, on the 10th tee the 11th bar is telephoned and the menu is ordered.
From the wide staircases and historic corners in our main house, to the comfort of the gym, pool and spa in the newest wing, Braid House, with eight different categories of rooms and suites, offer contemporary luxury for every type of family and every occasion.
Other things to do
Activities include driving on unpaved roads, horseback riding, dog training, target shooting, fly fishing, tennis, or biking.
In addition to being known for its golf courses, the Gleneagles Spa is renowned for its luxurious treatments and facilities.
When to travel
The best time to travel to this destination is from late June to mid-August. We recommend booking 60 to 90 days in advance.
How to get there
This glorious country activity park is an hour's drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow airports, with direct trains from London arriving in five hours to the hotel's own station, just two minutes away.