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.

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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Gleneagles Launches “Gleneaglets”

Gleneaglets

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.