Global Golf Tour Operators vote Gleneagles their European Golf Resort of the Year 2019
“If heaven is as good as this, I sure hope they have some tee times left.” LEE TREVINO [of Gleneagles Golf Course]
One of our favourite Scottish going haunts Gleneagles and a regular on our British Golf Tour, the iconic Scottish hotel and sporting estate, has been named ‘European Golf Resort of the Year 2019’ at the annual IAGTO Awards in Slovenia in October this year.
The 850-acre estate epitomises the natural beauty for which Scotland is famed, and unsurprisingly, this accolade follows its status as ‘No.1 Golf Resort in Britain & Ireland’, from leading UK magazine, Golf World.
Since opening its doors in June 1924 beneath the Ochil Hills in the heart of Perthshire, Gleneagles has been the must-go destination for travellers for nearly a century.
The golf club has three distinct and challenging championship courses which have established Gleneagles’ world-class reputation in golf. However, it is the estate’s other sports, country pursuits, culinary experiences and luxury hospitality that truly sets Gleneagles apart.
Gleneagles has undergone a significant transformation over the last two years with the investment of its new owner Enismore; its hotel’s spaces have been graced with fresh designs and seen the launch of three new bars, two restaurants, and a new events wing.
Conor O’Leary, General Manager of Gleneagles, commented: “Gleneagles is an authentically Scottish experience; a destination for fun and adventure in one of the most luxurious and beautiful settings imaginable. There are few places in the world that offer the same breadth of opportunities and activities we have here at The Glen.
“To receive this accolade from votes cast by the golf travel industry reflects the significant progress we continue to make in re-affirming our place in luxury hospitality.”
The award also coincides with Gleneagles’ preparations for two major golfing milestones in 2019; the centenary of the James Braid-designed King’s and Queen’s Courses and the hosting of The Solheim Cup on The PGA Centenary Course, which also welcomed The 2014 Ryder Cup.
Over the last 18 months, major renovation projects have been completed on all three championship golf courses – specifically bringing both The King’s (No.1 inland course in Scotland*) and The Queen’s back to the original vision of Braid.
Ongoing investment has also seen the internal renovation of The Clubhouse including a new look Dormy restaurant, the opening of a craft beer bar, Auchterarder 70, featuring locally brewed craft ales, and an enhanced customer experience in a re-fitted Gleneagles Pro Shop.
For further information about Gleneagles, visit: www.gleneagles.com
For more information about the IAGTO Awards, visit: www.iagto.com/awards
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