For the first time since 1973 and for only the second in the nearly 100 year history of The Ryder Cup, Scotland will host the international match play golf tournament this year, September 23-28, on the Jack Nicklaus-designed PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire.
Between an American and a British team consisting of 12 players each, the Ryder Cup is an unofficial warm-up prior to the British Open. The 2014 competition will be on the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles.
Led by Paul McGinley, the Brits are hoping to retain the cup following their victories at Medinah Country Club in 2012 and at the Celtic Manor Resort Wales in 2010. Team USA is under the leadership of Tom Watson.
PGA Centenary Course is one of three spectacular, historic courses at The Gleneagles Hotel, with the King’s and Queen’s courses regarded as two of the top tracks in Europe. The PGA Centenary Course has undergone extensive renovation to key holes, promising high drama during the 2014 Ryder Cup.
One of the world’s leading 5-star resorts, the Gleneagles Hotel is set in 850 acres of Perthshire countryside. It has one of the most luxurious spas in the world, and Andrew Fairlie’s Restaurant at the Gleneagles Hotel is the only Scottish eatery with two Michelin stars.
Perthshire is where the Highlands and the Lowlands meet and 39 courses make this a major golf destination. Plan your trip to Scotland to see the historic Ryder Cup and stay on to play in the Home of Golf. Here are some stay-and-play offers.
Founder/editor of BestGolfResortsofTheWorld.com, Karen Misuraca is a travel and golf writer from the California Wine Country. She blogs golf travel and writes about Deep Culture Travel. Check out Karen's new iPhone app, California Coast North.