On the Road to Ryder Cup 2014: Tournament Returns to Scotland
EDINBURGH, Scotland, Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Ryder Cup is top of mind for many this week as it is competed in Medinah, Illinois, but thoughts are already turning to the next host country. As one of golf’s biggest tournaments, it is fitting that the Ryder Cup should return in 2014 to Gleneagles in Scotland, the Home of Golf, for the first time in more than 40 years.
Team Europe will take on Team USA on the PGA Centenary Course, set in the majestic rolling hills that Perthshire is known for. If you can’t wait until 2014 to experience the glorious landscape, why not plan your trip now?
Scotland is easy to reach with most major cities offering daily flights. For cities not offering direct flights to Edinburgh and Glasgow, main European hubs can be used for onward travel to Scotland. On arrival, it is a scenic 1-hour transfer by road to Perthshire, in the very heart of Scotland.
Treat yourself to ultimate relaxation with a stay at the 5-star luxurious Gleneagles, where the Ryder Cup teams will stay and the tournament will compete. www.gleneagles.com
If you fancy being king of your own castle, consider Pitfour Castle for comfortable self-catering accommodations. www.sixpitfourcastle.com
SEE & DO
There are a million ways to fill your vacation time in Scotland and Perthshire has something for everyone.
Taste ‘the independent spirit of Perthshire’ at Tullibardine distillery on one of their bespoke distillery tours. www.tullibardine.com.
Refresh and enliven your senses amidst the glorious surrounding scenery, a mecca for walkers and wildlife enthusiasts, on graded walking trails in the area. www.visitscotland.com/see-do/activities/walking.
Enrich your stay with a live performance at one of Perthshire’s theatres, pub music sessions or enter a magic and nocturnal world at the Enchanted Forest, a spectacular sound and light show in Faskally Wood. www.enchantedforest.org.uk
- Twitter: @visitscotland
- VisitScotland is Scotland’s national tourism organization. Its core purpose is to maximize the economic benefit of tourism to Scotland.
- The years between 2012 and 2014 are Scotland’s Winning Years – From the Year of Creative Scotland, the Olympics and Disney-Pixar’s film Brave in 2012 through to the Commonwealth Games, The Ryder Cup and Homecoming in 2014, everyone has the chance to prosper.