Best Days Out in Perthshire for Families
Perthshire offers far more than golf and with the spotlight again on the region this week as the Solheim Cup countdown continues, we select 12 best days out in Perthshire for families. The list is endless, so here are some of our favourites (in no particular order) – especially with those October school holidays coming round!
Family Fun at New-Look Gleneagles... On and Off the Course
Inspired by its heritage dating back to the hotel’s opening in 1924, Gleneagles has been undergoing a significant transformation in recent times – with spectacular results. We've had a peek at the changes within the ‘glorious playground’ and answer likely questions…
Solheim Cup ‘Year To Go’ Celebrations Continue
2019 European Solheim Cup Captain, Catriona Matthew, continued to drive ‘Year to Go’ celebrations, when she played an opening chip shot to relaunch Gleneagles’ Pitch and Putt Course as ‘The Solheim Cup Course’.
Exclusive Q&A with Dunkeld native and BBC Golf Presenter Eilidh Barbour
Ahead of a busy summer of activity on and off the fairways, we caught up with Dunkeld native and BBC Golf Presenter Eilidh Barbour on all things golf, Perthshire and much more. Read our exclusive Q&A…
Perthshire's seventeen 9-hole courses are the perfect venues to make 'Time for 9'
The nights are long, there is warmth in the air and the welcoming, manicured fairways of your local golf club are a persuasive pull. Discover why Perthshire's seventeen 9-hole courses hold great appeal, offering gentle beginner tests to more demanding challenges.
Bradley Neil backs new Golf Perthshire family golf initiative
Bradley Neil, one of Scotland’s most promising young golfers, was joined by children from Crieff and St Dominic’s Primary Schools at Crieff Golf Club to mark Golf Perthshire’s funding boost from the VisitScotland Growth Fund.
Volunteer programme launched for The 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles
The Volunteer Programme for The 2019 Solheim Cup has been launched, opening up opportunities for more than 1,000 volunteers to share in an incredible experience and help Scotland make the event one of the most successful ever.
Pitlochry Strike Deal with Perth’s Noah’s Ark Golf Centre
Pitlochry Golf Club, which dates back to 1909, has struck a deal with award-winning pro Niall McGill’s team to handle the full gamut of professional golf services for members and visitors to the picturesque course in the shadow of Ben Vrackie.
Juli Inkster Appointed U.S. Solheim Cup Captain For Unprecedented Third Time
After leading Team USA to back-to-back Solheim Cup victories in 2015 and 2017, LPGA and World Golf Halls of Fame member Juli Inkster will return as captain for the biennial team match-play competition in 2019.
New Golf Groups Stirring Memory and Participation
Thanks to the work of sterling volunteers, a new golf ‘club’ has been forming at Noah’s Ark. This is the Golf Memories Project, part of the Sports Heritage Scotland network to help those living with memory loss conditions, notably dementia.
Gleneagles scoops Tourism Awards hat-trick
Gleneagles was the big winner at the 2017 Scottish Golf Tourism Awards, scooping a hat-trick of prizes. The Perthshire resort, host venue for the 2019 Solheim Cup, picked up the gongs for Best Pro Shop and Best Hotel (Over 50 Rooms), as well as the evening’s main accolade of Scotland’s Best Golf Experience.
Family ticket packages now on sale for The 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles
Special family ticket packages are now on sale for The 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles. With the ambition of creating the most family orientated Solheim Cup experience to date, the family ticket will provide exclusive access to a dedicated family area and access to special on-site parking at the venue.
Catriona Matthew Appointed 2019 European Solheim Cup Captain
Catriona Matthew has been appointed as European captain for the next Solheim Cup, which will take place on the world-famous PGA Centenary Course at The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland, on 13-15 September 2019.
Tickets now on sale for the 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles
Ticket sales launched today for The 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles, 11th to 15th September. A variety of packages and tickets, starting from £10, are now available at SolheimCup2019.com with special family ticket packages and early bird discounts available soon.
Scotland celebrates 2019 Solheim Cup handover
Scotland is celebrating becoming the next host nation of The Solheim Cup following the official handover to Gleneagles in Perthshire at the culmination of the 2017 event at Des Moines Golf & Country Club in Iowa.
Queen’s Course renovation project gets to the heart of the matter
Gleneagles has completed an 18-month renovation programme – including the installation of innovative drainage technology inspired by the heart’s response to atmospheric pressure – to take the iconic Queen’s Course back to its design roots.
Crieff Hydro’s Action Glen tees up for Footgolf
Action Glen, the award winning outdoor adventure centre at Crieff Hydro, has introduced FootGolf to its catalogue of activities.
Gleneagles voted ‘Best Golf Resort in the World’
Gleneagles, the iconic Scottish five-star hotel, has been voted ‘Best Golf Resort in the World’ for an unprecedented sixth successive year by readers of Ultratravel, the Telegraph’s luxury travel magazine, and visitors to the telegraph.co.uk website.
The Blairgowrie Golf Club welcomes new Managing Secretary, Steven Morgan
This appointment marks another exciting development at the golf club and will see Steven moving back home to his native Perthshire roots where he started his career at the 5 star Gleneagles Hotel.
New Golf Sales Manager to drive business growth at Gleneagles
Gleneagles, the iconic Scottish hotel and global luxury destination, has announced the appointment of Alan Pirie to the newly created role of Golf Sales Manager.
Romantic Perthshire getaway has the golden touch
Knockendarroch, a 19th-century house in the heart of Pitlochry, was upgraded from four stars by the national tourism organisation’s Quality Assurance (QA) Scheme in recognition of its outstanding customer service.
West Perthshire Golf Passes continues to offer incredible value golf in 2018
Five picturesque Perthshire golf clubs are collaborating to offer visiting golfers fantastic value with a new West Perthshire Golf Pass. For just £50.00, you can play three 18-hole rounds at a choice of five 9-hole courses along the A85.
World’s greatest women’s golf team event set for Gleneagles from 13 – 15 September 2019
The 2019 Solheim Cup will take place from the 13th to 15th September 2019 as the prestigious biennial contest between Europe and USA heads to the world-famous PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles in Perthshire.
Gleneagles Named Official Supporter of Glasgow 2018 European Championships
Gleneagles, the world-renowned luxury hotel, has today been unveiled as an Official Supporter of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships – an exciting new multi-sport event that will see Gleneagles make golfing history as host of the first ever European Golf Team Championships.
Gleneagles wins Scotland’s Best Hotel Award for fourth year running
Gleneagles has been named Scotland’s Best Hotel/Resort in the Today’s Golfer Travel Awards 2017, retaining the title for the fourth 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.