The world’s greatest women’s golf team event is coming to Gleneagles in 2019

The world’s greatest women’s golf team event is set to take place between the 13th and 15th September 2019 at the world-famous PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles.

 

Scotland won the right to host The Solheim Cup in 2019 after an extensive and very competitive bidding process, coming out on top of a list of ten countries who submitted expressions of interest in hosting the event.

 

Significant planning and preparation for one of the world’s foremost sporting events has been under way for some time and now the dates of the event have been confirmed after careful deliberation between key partners including VisitScotland, Gleneagles, the Ladies European Tour (LET), the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and IMG.

 

Paul Bush, Director of Events, VisitScotland, said: “Together with the LET, LPGA and other partners we have put a lot of thought and research into making sure this is the optimum week for all involved to ensure The 2019 Solheim Cup is an unreserved success. From all the advance sports calendars we have seen and the information gathered, this date will allow The 2019 Solheim Cup to be the highest profile golf event taking place in Europe and the US. It will also be the highest profile event taking place from a global sports perspective.”

 

Mark Lichtenhein, Chairman of the Ladies European Tour (LET), added: “The Solheim Cup has a long, rich, heritage like no other event in women’s golf and we are thrilled to announce the dates for our next home match at Gleneagles in Scotland. Since we launched the competition in 1990 with the Solheim family and the LPGA, the event has grown significantly in prominence and profile and today is a strong, world recognised brand. As a tour, we recognise that golf is the only Olympic sport that Europe plays together as a team, and take a huge amount of pride in bringing Europe’s leading female golfers to compete in The Solheim Cup. We are therefore fully committed to working with our partners to deliver an outstanding event for all concerned.”

 

Ticketing plans are now being developed with plans in place to have tickets on sale during The 2017 Solheim Cup in West Des Moines as part of official travel packages. General registration for event information is available via www.SolheimCup2019.com.

 

The week will begin with the PING Junior Solheim Cup taking place 8th – 10th September at Gleneagles with the participants made to feel an important part of the main event. This unique U18 event will be showcased as never before as Scotland seeks to ensure that this is the most family orientated Solheim Cup ever staged. VisitScotland, on behalf of the Scottish Government, has stated the ambition to ensure the 2019 edition of the Solheim Cup in Perthshire will serve to both grow golf and leave a lasting legacy of increased participation in women’s sport.

 

Themes of equality, innovation and experience will be thread through all the events communications as The 2019 Solheim Cup aims to engage both the traditional golf audience and the wider sport fan, raising the profile of women’s golf both in Scotland and internationally. The Scottish Government and VisitScotland have been long-time supporters of the women’s game having partnered with the Ricoh Women’s British Open for many years and more recently, significantly enhancing the Aberdeen Asset Ladies Scottish Open as it becomes a co-sanctioned LET and LPGA event for the first time this year.

 

The 2019 Solheim Cup will not only showcase the stunning assets of Scotland, the Home of Golf, but also build on the legacy of the successful 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. It will underline that Scotland is the perfect stage for major golf events as it seeks to help inspire a new generation of children to take up the game invented in their home country.

Gleneagles has been named Scotland’s Best Hotel in the Golfer Travel Awards 2017

Gleneagles Resort has been named Scotland’s Best Hotel in the ‘Today’s Golfer Travel Awards 2017’ for the 4th consecutive year.
The Today’s Golfer Travel Awards recognise the best courses and hotels in the world, as voted for by the readers of Today’s Golfer – the UK’s best-selling golf magazine.

 

Gleneagles’ Director of Golf, Gary Silcock, said: “Securing this title for the fourth year in a row bolsters Gleneagles’ reputation as Scotland’s foremost golfing destination, and reflects how highly our facilities are regarded by golfers across the UK.

 

“The recent investment we’ve made into every aspect of the golfer’s journey – within our team, across our three courses, within the hotel and clubhouse, and at the PGA National Golf Academy – is testament to our unwavering commitment to providing guests with an outstanding golfing experience, first-class facilities and impeccable service.

 

“Off-course, the Gleneagles golf offering is complemented by five-star accommodation, exceptional dining options, and an unparalleled range of other leisure activities – which sets us apart and ensures our golfers leave with lasting memories.”

 

He added: “It’s a tremendous honour to win this award, and we’d like to thank all those who voted for us, but we won’t be resting on our laurels.

 

“As we prepare for hosting the 2018 European Championships and the 2019 Solheim Cup, our ongoing investment programme will take us from strength to strength, and we look forward to further enhancing the golfer’s experience in the months and years ahead.”

 

For more information on Gleneagles Golf facilities visit: https://www.gleneagles.com/golf

Festive Breaks at Gleneagles

Festive Breaks at Gleneagles

Gleneagles will become a winter wonderland once again this December when its festive programme comes to life, transforming this magnificent hotel into Scotland’s most magical ‘home from home’.

The famous Gleneagles hotel will become a glorious playground of country pursuits and activities. Guests can choose from shooting, falconry and hawking sessions, cocktail making, cheese and wine tasting, golf tuition and tennis coaching. Have fun on the full-sized festive ice rink and watch the magnificent firework displays.  Little ones and teenagers will be entertained by treasure hunts, cookery classes, movie screenings, arts and crafts workshops, dancing and singing lessons, pony mornings and the appearance of Santa Claus himself on Christmas Eve.

The Christmas Cracker Break, Hogmanay Heroics break and the Half Way Holiday include accommodation, all food, all entertainment, the festive programme and complimentary airport transfers for guests arriving and departing from Edinburgh or Glasgow Airports.

For festive packages details visit www.gleneagles.com or call Resort Sales on 0800 389 3737.

 

 

Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles named Best Restaurant in Scotland in the 2017 Good Food Guide (GFG)

It’s with great excitement that we share this news: Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles is number one among the five Scottish restaurants that have been included in the Top 50 listing in the 2017 Good Food Guide (GFG) and Airds Hotel in Argyll is also among the finest restaurants in the list.

GFG is owned by Waitrose and describes itself as a guide to the very best restaurants and across Britain. Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles is ranked at number nine in the overall UK list and has been praised for applying a modern sensibility to dishes while reflecting the refined traditions of French haute cuisine.

GFG editor Elizabeth Carter said: “Unimpeachable ingredients are at the heart of Fairlie’s culinary endeavours, from the Gartmorn Farm duck served with ceps to the seasonal pickings from his flourishing two-acre garden. “At the stoves, he’s a master technician, eloquently schooled in the refined traditions of French haute cuisine, but applying a modern sensibility to dishes that always feel newly minted.”

Among the Scottish Hotels in the list there is Airds Hotel in Argyll and Bute and Martin Wishart Restaurant, all members of Luxury Scotland Hotels.

Congratulations to all

 

To learn more about Andrew Fairley at Gleneagles visit this link

 

The Gleneagles Hotel announces multi-million pound investment programme

Plans blend contemporary feel with Scottish heritage at iconic hotel

Thursday 14 April 2016

The Gleneagles Hotel is thrilled to announce an extensive refurbishment programme that will see improvements and upgrades made throughout the property.

The multi-million pound refurbishment initiative represents a substantial investment from new owner, Ennismore, to make the most of the rich heritage, beautiful architecture and stunning setting for which Gleneagles is renowned.

“The Gleneagles Hotel is an incredible property and beloved brand,” said Ennismore founder and CEO, Sharan Pasricha. “It is known the world over for its golf, but with 850 acres of beautiful Scottish countryside, there is the potential to do so much more with the hotel.

“We really want to showcase the unrivalled range of facilities – the glorious playground of country pursuits and activities – we offer on the estate.

“We’re approaching the refurbishment with bold and creative decisions while respecting the hotel’s history and building on its remarkable heritage.

“It’s an organic progression – evolution, not revolution – and will ensure the iconic Gleneagles brand remains synonymous with luxury, and the hotel maintains its position among the leading hotels of the world.”

The hotel is particularly excited to be working with some of the country’s most celebrated designers – including David Collins Studio, Timorous Beasties, Macaulay Sinclair and Goddard Littlefair – to create designs and spaces that reflect Gleneagles’ distinctly Scottish identity, but with a contemporary feel.

The bedrooms will be enhanced with beautiful detailing, fabrics and craftsmanship to create a warm country estate feel.  Spaces where guests can mingle, relax and better enjoy the views of the Perthshire countryside will be created throughout the public areas of the hotel, including the introduction of a new bar in the Dormy Clubhouse and the stunning refurbishment of the hotel’s main bar. Designs for these public spaces will pay homage to the hotel’s heritage and create a welcoming and luxurious environment that feels more akin to a home or private club than a hotel.

Gleneagles’ top priority will continue to be providing an outstanding experience for guests. Plans are in place to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum and the hotel will remain open throughout the refurbishment.

Sharan Pasricha added: “When Gleneagles first opened its doors in 1924, it was dubbed as the ‘Palace in the Glens’ and our aim is to surpass these glory days.  We look forward to introducing our guests to the new spaces and continuing to provide them with a five-star experience in a setting that is effortlessly stylish and luxurious.”

Make yours a Double At Gleneagles

Make it a Double at Gleneagles
One night is never enough at Gleneagles. So why not make it two? Our special midweek offer is back by popular demand in selected months. When you stay one night, you can get the second night half-price!

1 – 30 April 2016
From £533 per room for two nights
1 May – 30 June & 1-30 September 2016
From £623 per room for two nights

Prices are based on two people sharing a Sovereign room.
And, when you visit us between now and June then lucky you, as there are so many complimentary activities to keep you entertained. You wont believe how much you can do, without spending a penny! Find out more >>
This offer is available midweek, Monday to Thursday, for stays from 1-30 April, 1 May – 30 June & 1-30 September 2016 when you book a Sovereign room or above.

What’s included in this offer:
Two nights accomodation
The legendary Gleneagles breakfast
Full use of the Club facilities
And between April – June, on your arrival night, you’ll find a complimentary treat from us in your room – a tempting tipple of gin for two.

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The 850-acre Gleneagles estate near Perth in Scotland offers a wonderful array of attractions that includes a five-star luxury hotel, three championship golf courses and an award-winning spa. This exciting playground of country pursuits is located within an hour’s drive of Edinburgh and Glasgow airports, with direct trains from London arriving in five hours at the Gleneagles station.

Gleneagles Hotel wins prestigious golf award

The Gleneagles Hotel is thrilled to announce it has been awarded the title of Scotland’s Best Hotel/Resort in the Today’s Golfer Travel Awards 2016, retaining the title for the third year running.

The Today’s Golfer Travel Awards are renowned within the industry and recognise the best courses and hotels in the world, as voted for by their readers. The Gleneagles Hotel is proud to be continually favoured by golf lovers as Scotland’s best 5 Star luxury hotel, golf resort and spa.

Gleneagles’ Director of Golf, Gary Silcock, said: “We are delighted to receive this award which reflects our industry-leading reputation in golf.  Our success is also testament to the outstanding quality of our hotel and resort facilities and the dedicated efforts of Gleneagles staff – who are committed to providing guests with the highest possible level of service.  We’d like to thank all those who voted for us in the Awards.”

Golf is at the heart of Gleneagles, home to three championship golf courses and proud host of the 2014 Ryder Cup. Guests can tread the same turf as legends on the PGA Centenary Course, designed by esteemed golfer and course architect, Jack Nicklaus.

Dating back to 1919, the James Braid designed King’s Course predates the hotel and has certainly stood the test of time. The natural beauty of the Queen’s course is an inspirational battle of wits for anyone in love with the great game, and the PGA National Golf Academy provides coaching and skills training for all levels, a focal point for both today and tomorrow’s golfers.

Gleneagles is proud to remain at the forefront of Scottish golf and in 2015 kick-started the Gleneagles Foundation, a scholarship programme that will support and develop the next generation of Scottish golfers. In 2015, the hotel was also awarded the honour of hosting the Solheim Cup in 2019.

Complimentary Kids activities this February Half-Term at Gleneagles

February Mid-Term Break at Gleneagles: Saturday 6th to Sunday 28th February 2016

No matter how generous Santa was to the little ones this year, the shine on the gifts may have faded  somewhat by February. But fear not, that’s where Gleneagles comes in. An extensive programme of  activities awaits you this February – with arts & crafts, athletics, movie nights, parachute games, swimming, zumba and more – exhausted kids are guaranteed!

However long you stay for, your children can enjoy access to the children’s programme and the complimentary and low-cost activities.

See the programme here >>

Rooms start from £255 Bed & Breakfast based on two sharing a Classic room, or Sovereign rooms suitable for families are available from £305 until 31 March 2016.

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Special Package at Gleneagles Hotel includes Complimentary Dinner on Selected Dates

Stay at Gleneagles Hotel on selected dates this August and September and they will treat you to a complimentary dinner for two, worth £125!

 

You will dine in style in The Strathearn where classical French/Scottish dishes are served in an atmosphere that recalls the glamour of the hotel’s art deco origins.

Alternatively, you may choose to sample the vibrant delights of Mediterranean-inspired Deseo, or stroll down to The Dormy Clubhouse Bar and Grill for modern bar food classics.

 

Dine on us is available only on the following dates:

– Thursday 3rd September
– Sunday 6th September
– Monday 7th September
– Tuesday 8th September

 

From £355 per room per night based on two people sharing a Classic room.  Included in the room rate is a dinner for two to the value of £125.

Visit Gleneagles Hotel’s website for more information

 

 

Make it a Gleneagles Weekend with this two night break offer

We believe that Gleneagles has so much to offer; when you get here you won’t want to leave!

With a multitude of activities to choose from, of both the indulgent and energetic varieties, you’ll soon work up an appetite.  And with three* restaurants to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice!

That’s why this package includes dinner on both nights – and one of those dinners is on us.

Stay and dine with us on two consecutive weekend nights (Friday & Saturday, or Saturday & Sunday) and included in the price of the package are two dinners, one of which will be with our compliments, to the value of £125**.

1-30 September 2015 From £920 per room for two nights
1-31 October 2015 & 1-30 April 2016 From £815 per room for two nights
1 November 2015 – 31 March 2016 From £715 per room for two nights

Prices are based on two people sharing a Sovereign room.

What’s included in this offer:

  • 2 night’s overnight accomodation
  • Dinner on both nights, one of which is a complimentary table d’hôte dinner for two, worth £125
  • The legendary Gleneagles breakfast each morning
  • Full use of The Club leisure facilities

 

* Choose from the Strathearn, Deseo or The Dormy – offer excludes Restaurant Andrew Fairlie **Valid against one dinner for two to a value of £125 excluding beverages.

Subject to availability. Prices are based on two people sharing a Sovereign room, other rates are available.

For information or to make your booking contact Gleneagles Hotel

Gleneagles Launches The Gleneagles Foundation for Junior Golfers

The Gleneagles Hotel, Host Venue of the 2014 Ryder Cup, has today announced the launch of The Gleneagles Foundation, a 12-month scholarship programme for aspiring junior golfers.

Up to 15 lucky recipients will be selected by Gleneagles’ Golf Professionals to enter the Gleneagles Foundation programme. Beneficiaries will receive one year’s worth of coaching and one-to-one tuition; complimentary golf rounds; access to the PGA National Academy of Scotland practice facilities; consultations with personal trainers and the hotel’s ESPA Life team; support from Gleneagles’ partners in the form of equipment and attire; and invitations to exclusive events and clinics.

Bernard Murphy, Gleneagles’ Managing Director, commented:

“People have been playing golf at Gleneagles for over 90 years, and we have had the privilege of hosting some of the world’s greatest players over the decades. The Gleneagles Foundation is our way of giving something back to golf in Scotland, and acknowledging the support that the whole country gave to us when we hosted The Ryder Cup last year.

“We are already keen supporters of Club Golf, running group sessions as one of their Development Centres. The Foundation will allow us to take this to the next level for a select group of players. We hope that, in years to come, we will see some of the young people who graduate from The Foundation reach the very pinnacle of the sport.”

Gary Silcock, Gleneagles’ Director of Golf, commented:

“The young people who are selected to join The Gleneagles Foundation will be able to take advantage of the full range of Gleneagles’ golf facilities – from the very latest coaching equipment, to excellent practice facilities, and advice from industry leaders. We won’t necessarily be selecting players in terms of who is best right now, but on who has the most enthusiasm and potential. We want to help them be the very best players they can be, and hopefully have some fun at the same time.”

Golfers between the ages of 8 and 18 of all abilities can apply by filling in an application form – available at gleneagles.com/foundation –  and signing up to attend one of Gleneagles’ Open Days on Sunday 12 July and Tuesday 4 August. Gleneagles ‘scouts’ will also be attending various golfing events over the summer months.

Youngsters from across Scotland are eligible to apply, with recipients being announced in September 2015. To find out more, visit www.gleneagles.com/foundation

Gleneagles named Best Golf Resort in the World for fourth consecutive year

The Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland has been awarded the prestigious Best Golf Resort in the World title at the 2015 UltraTravel Awards for the fourth year in a row.

The prestigious award was voted for by UltraTravel readers, and presented at a ceremony at The Dorchester in London on 18 May. Other shortlisted properties included the renowned Pebble Beach Resort in the US; La Manga Club in Spain; Fairmont St Andrews; and Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina.

The accolade comes eight months after Gleneagles hosted the 2014 Ryder Cup Matches, described by commentator Butch Harmon as “The best organised Ryder Cup ever”, on The PGA Centenary Course. The hotel is also home to the award-winning King’s and Queen’s courses, as well as the PGA National Golf Academy – which offers tuition to golfers of all skill levels, from the complete beginner to those with dreams of following in the professionals’ footsteps.

General Manager Paul Heery said:

“We are delighted to have been awarded the Best Golf Resort title again, particularly when up against so many excellent properties. This is only possible due to the continued hard work and dedication of the whole Gleneagles team, ensuring our guests consistently receive the highest standard of service.”

 

Gleneagles Launches “Gleneaglets”

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Gleneagles spices up summer with new kids programme

Newly launched “Gleneaglets” makes kids feel at home – pony included
The Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland’s 5-star resort, kicks off summer with Gleneaglets, a new children’s amenities programme, and bigger exciting activities.

Launching 1 June and available year-round, young hotel guests (aka Gleneaglets) will receive special gifts upon arrival to make them feel at home. Amenities include a special check-in card, a Gleneagles activity and puzzle book, and kid-friendly welcome favours such as sweet indulgences or a stuffed toy Gleneaglets mascot, Oscar the Shetland pony.

The summer holiday brings fun programs to its younger guests. From June 27 – August 30, 2015, children are invited to partake in daily summer adventures such as pony caregiving and riding, golf camps, tennis programmes, country pursuits and more on the 850-acre countryside estate. Here’s what’s in store for Gleneaglets this summer:

– Own a Pony

Under the watchful eye of Gleneagles’ equestrian experts, children will learn how to properly care for Scotland’s indigenous Shetland ponies. Before a riding lesson, kids six years of age and up can groom, cuddle and tend to the pony’s stable. Cost: £75 per child.

– Junior Golf Camps

Throughout July and August, Scotland’s only PGA National Golf Academy will offer a two-day junior golf camp to teach the fundamentals of the game. Participants will play on the nine-hole Academy Course and the Pitch & Putt course, before having the chance to play the three championship golf courses on property. Two-hour camps are offered July 7-8, July 20-21, and August 3-4. Cost: £80 per child.

-Tennis Programmes

Junior Development Programme: Begins July 6, 2015
Created for ages 5-14, this five-day clinic is designed for beginners. Gleneagles’ Senior Performance Tennis Coach Adam Brown will teach the basics for an hour per day. Cost: £60 (£15 per day).

Junior Pro Week: Begins July 20, 2015
Designed for competitive tennis players ages 10-18, Adam Brown’s program focuses on improving technical, tactical, physical and mental elements of each player’s game. This intense 30-hour per week training program helps participants gain insight into a pro’s training regimen. Guests will play for six hours per day, Monday through Friday, in the newly opened Gleneagles Arena, which features four indoor all-weather tennis courts. Cost: £175 (£40 per day).

– Children’s Country Sports Passport

Gleneagles provides world-class sporting schools for children to gain the ultimate educational outdoor experience. Local experts teach the art of falconry, clay shooting and archery as well as gundog training, fishing and junior off-road driving in mini Land Rovers through hands-on instruction. Cost: £352 per child.

The resort also offers complimentary golf to children 15 years and younger with a paying adult, guided segway tours throughout the property, pizza making at Deseo (Gleneagles’ casual family dining restaurant) and dedicated areas for play: The Playroom and The Zone. The Playroom is a supervised area for children ages two and up, and features arts & crafts, costumes for dress up, board games, DVDs and toys. Stays include two free hours per day and additional time is available for purchase. The Zone is a place for teens to meet and interact on-property and includes video games, computers, an interactive TV and sound system.

Summer 2015 rates start from £355 B&B per room per night. For further information about the Gleneagles Hotel, or to book a reservation, please visit www.gleneagles.com or call 0800 704705.

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Gleneagles Hotel introduces condor bikes for hire

Gleneagles Hotel now offers Condor bikes to be hired by guests so they can enjoy some of their recommended cycling routes

Each bike has an on-bike Garmin navigational device pre-loaded with 10 circular routes varying from 12 miles to 60 miles.  The fleet covers a wide selection of frame sizes allowing riders of any size to find a bike that fits. The bikes are custom built with components and accessories from the leading names in road cycling. The bikes are fitted with  cage pedals (you do not have to clip in, normal trainers will be suitable), but if you wish to bring your own cycling shoes, they have clip on pedals available.

£60 per half day, per person. Suitable for all abilities, over 18yrs only and must be pre-booked.

To make an enquiry please visit Gleneagles Website

 

Sunday Spa Offer at Gleneagles Hotel

Sunday is usually the most relaxing day of the week.  So why not enjoy it in style, either in the beautiful surroundings of The Spa at Gleneagles by ESPA or on either The King’s or Queen’s course.

From £370 per room per night you can enjoy:

 

  • The legendary Gleneagles breakfast – a feast for the eyes and a delight for your taste buds
  • Full use of the Gleneagles club facilities – find out more
  • Each person has the choice of either a round of golf on The King’s or The Queen’s championship courses or a 55 minute spa treatment

 

Offer is subject to availability, terms and conditions apply. From prices are based on two people sharing a Classic room. Golf is fully complimentary to guests on this offer, there is no refund available for non play. Golf or spa cannot be substituted by any other activity. Spa treatment excludes ESPA Life treatments

Prices are inclusive of VAT. Golf or Spa treatment can be taken on either Sunday or Monday.

 

To book or details visit the website

ESPA Life at Gleneagles honoured at prestigious Tatler Spa Awards

ESPA Life at Gleneagles honoured at prestigious Tatler Spa Awards

Gleneagles is thrilled to announce it has won the ‘Mojo Makeover’ award at the prestigious Tatler Spa Award 2015. Honoured alongside five other world-class spa resorts, The Spa by ESPA was singled out from 67 nominees as the perfect place to relax, unwind and revive for a ‘holistic reboot’ delivered by a ‘nurturing dream team that will put the spring back in your step.’

Situated in the heart of Gleneagles,  The Spa by ESPA is a haven of tranquillity. The spa treatments cover a holistic range of therapies to boost your body and mind that are sure to provide deep, indulgent relaxation. For those after a more holistic experience, ESPA Life at Gleneagles is ideal.

A new approach to health and wellbeing, ESPA Life is home to a hand-picked team of alternative health and fitness specialists, offering treatments and personal programmes with one simple aim: To help you feel good, inside and out. Led by resident naturopath, Louise Westra, the team tailor programs to your specific needs spanning traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, physiotherapy, colon hydrotherapy and herbal remedies.

Bernard Murphy, General Manager of The Gleneagles Hotel, who accepted the award on the night, said: “We are thrilled to have won the Tatler Spa Award 2015 Mojo Makeover Award.  It’s a fantastic honour for both The Gleneagles Hotel and its hardworking team of spa and wellness professionals.”

Call Resort Sales on 0800 389 0019 to plan your stay and book or send the reservations team an email.