Golfing Weekend At Gleneagles or Nearby

golf clubs in a bag on a golf course.

This September Weekend there will see the famous Ryder Golf Tournament being hosted at the Gleneagles Golf Course in Scotland.

The world’s media will descend upon the sleepy town over the course of the weekend and the previous week during the practise rounds.

The famous names in the Golfing world will be arriving into Scotland over the next week to attend this prestige event which is by invitation only after meeting the cut.

This year’s team from the Europe including the UK:
Paul McGinley as captain. European Players are:
Thomas Bjorn, Rory McIlroy,Ian Poulter, Justin Rose, Lee Westwood , Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson, Graeme McDowell, Martin Kaymer, Victor Dubuisson and Jamie Donaldson.
This year’s USA Team include:
Tom Watson is the Captain.
USA Players are : Bubba Watson, Jim Furyk, Jimmy Walker, Rickie Fowler,Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson,Patrick Reed, Zach Johnson,Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan, Webb Simpson,

Both teams will be heading to Gleneagles to battle out who will win this year’s Ryder Cup. Europe has won the past two so America will be itching to win this year’s cup.

While attending the golf , you may consider hiring a car and touring around Perth and Kinros area after the golf has finished for a few days or possibly a week.

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There are plenty of other golf courses in this lush green valley which are worth a look and a short put.

Some of the courses may only have 9 holes on their course while others have the standard 18 holes. There are plenty of gems hidden away in the hills and dotted in this beautiful part of Scotland with the scenery which is spectacular.

Most of the courses can be reached by driving along the A9 Perth to Inverness road. All the courses are certainly reachable after landing at any of the central belt airports such as Glasgow, Edinburgh and Glasgow Prestwick. Pick up your rental car and head off to admire the views from the hilltops.


1. Gleneages
You can play this 18 course by yourself or with friends after the Ryder Cup. This course has the Kings and Queens championship courses to play which everyone who plays seems to adore.

2. Auchterarder
This course now has 18 holes and which has a stunning backdrop of ferns, greens and trees to add to the nature beauty of the course.

Plenty of birch trees to keep you on your toes in this course. Lots of pine to keep the scents alive while playing.

4. Crieff
The golf course and club house has the pleasant views of the Valley of Strathearn to contend with , while the players pitch and putt or pull a birdie while playing.

5. Pitlochry
The views from here are truly breathtaking for playing golf. Amazing course which can be steep at times but is certainly worth the climb.

I am sure you will not be disappointed by any of the courses and will be given a warm and friendly welcome no matter which part of Scotland you visit.

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