To celebrate the 2019 Solheim Cup coming to Gleneagles and reinforcing Perthshire's position as one of the world's most family-friendly golf destinations, several of the area's 9-hole golf courses are offering FREE golf to women and girls playing with another green fee paying adult.
European Captain Catriona Matthew announced her four Captain’s picks – France’s Celine Boutier, English stars Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Bronte Law and Norway’s Suzann Pettersen - at a press conference at Gleneagles today broadcast live on Sky Sports News and the Golf Channel.
Perth pro Danny Young is chasing a passport to The Challenge Tour. Victory with a stunning 12 under par finish at the Eagle Orchid Scottish Masters in Aviemore hoisted the long-time Craigie Hill member to fourth in the PGA EuroPro Tour rankings, with the top five players stepping-up to the next level at the end of the season.
With fans’ plans being finalised for the Solheim experience in September, a stay-and-play break to picturesque Perthshire is a must. Crieff, sitting less than 20 minutes north of Gleneagles, is a par-fect base if you are journeying to the Solheim, Indeed, look no further than staying at a venue synonymous with Perthshire, and Scotland in general, the wonderful Crieff Hydro Hotel.
Award-winning Scottish pop rock band Texas are today announced as the headline act for the Opening Ceremony of The 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles this September. The 40 million record selling group fronted by Sharleen Spiteri, best known for smash hits ‘Say What You Want’ and ‘Black Eyed Boy’, will kick off the event in style on Thursday 12th September, entertaining the thousands expect
Thousands of schoolchildren across Perth & Kinross are getting the opportunity to get up close and personal with sporting history thanks to the Solheim Cup Schools Trophy Tour ahead of the biggest event in women’s golf being staged at Gleneagles in September 2019.
Specially commissioned Solheim Cup tartan goes into Team Europe’s Friday outfit. On the opening day of the Solheim Cup tournament at Gleneagles in September, viewers can expect to see the European Team sporting a unique design. The official Solheim Cup tartan has been woven into several abacus® garments, celebrating the Solheim Cup´s return to the Home of Golf.
There is a sense of excitement and anticipation as Murrayshall Country House Hotel and Golf Club comes into view. Making the quaint drive through the countryside up to the historic main building, glancing at the tree-lined pristine Perthshire fairways en route, an eagerness both to check in and head for the first tee takes hold.
With three months to go until the Solheim Cup takes place at Gleneagles in September 2019 the countdown has well and truly begun. In the run up to the event Perth & Kinross Council is erecting lamppost banners to welcome this major international golfing tournament to the area.
Sky Sports presenter Di Dougherty and BBC commentator Andrew Cotter have been unveiled as the host ambassadors for Scotland’s biggest sporting event of the year, The 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles, 9th to 15th September.
The Solheim Cup at Gleneagles draws ever nearer. With the biggest team event in women’s golf taking place over The PGA Centenary Course in Perthshire from 9 – 15 September, we sat down with the European captain, Scotland’s Catriona Matthew, to talk all things golf in an exclusive Q&A.
Pitlochry Golf Club has appointed a new professional. After spending much of his 33-year career in England and Holland, it heralds a homecoming for Gary Casey. He takes over from one-time Walker Cup and Eisenhower Trophy winner Wallace Booth, who enjoyed a year with Niall McGill’s Noah’s Ark team in Highland Perthshire.
UK public broadcaster the BBC has agreed a deal with the Ladies European Tour to cover The Solheim Cup. A one hour highlights programme from Gleneagles in Scotland will be shown on either BBC Two or BBC Four after the conclusion of each day’s play on Friday 13, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September, 2019.
Murrayshall Country House Hotel and Golf Club has announced that it is has become only the third BW Premier Collection by Best Western hotel in Scotland. The announcement follows an “extensive renovation programme” at Murrayshall that has seen the 400-year-old estate’s owners invest in excess of £2m to bring a “luxurious” new look and feel to the country house.
Under-16s go free as fans and families set to be entertained over the entire day with a superb line up of live music, trick shot shows, activities and much more at Gleneagles in September 2019
Budding junior golfers can benefit from free golf and access to free golf equipment as part of an innovative partnership between The 2019 Solheim Cup and Golf Perthshire in a bid to make Perth & Kinross the most family-friendly golf destination in the world.
Eve Muirhead is no stranger to success. A bronze medal winner and three-time Olympian, most recently in Pyeongchang in 2018, she is one of Perthshire’s most notable sports personalities. She is also rather handy at golf.
Two charities have been unveiled as the Official Charity Partners of The 2019 Solheim Cup following a comprehensive process to identify organisations to benefit from Scotland’s staging of the world’s biggest women’s golf event.
Glasgow Airport has been announced as an official sponsor of The 2019 Solheim Cup, taking place at Gleneagles from September 9th-15th, 2019. The airport, Scotland’s principal long-haul hub, is where many of the 100,000 expected spectators at across the event week will arrive before continuing around 50 miles north to the iconic, world-famous Gleneagles.
Today marks six months to go until the 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles, 9th to 15th September, with all 12 places in the European team still up for grabs. The final qualifying event for the European team will be the ASI Ladies Scottish Open, 8th to 11th August, with Captain, Catriona Matthew, planning to announce her complete team on the Monday following.
A new and engaging golf campaign, aimed specifically at encouraging more women to travel to Scotland to play golf, has been launched today by VisitScotland.In what is a world first by a national tourism organisation, the campaign features four women who, as friends, are filmed enjoying a golf break which also involves other fun activities off the course
Rising Scottish stars have the PING Junior Solheim Cup at Gleneagles on their minds. Young female golfers in Scotland with aspirations of playing in the PING Junior Solheim Cup at Gleneagles in September can now benefit from a new joint fund established by The 2019 Solheim Cup Golf Development Programme and Scottish Golf.
It’s the dreaded question during the festive excesses. ‘So, do you have any New Year’s resolutions?’ Given we’ve now hurtled into the early weeks of 2019, let’s hope any promises remain held and will powers remain intact. Keeping fit is often a best intention for many at the start of a new year, with gyms often crammed and new membership offers circulated.
For two talented Perthshire professionals, the new year heralds one of opportunity. For Carly Booth, a two-time winner on the Ladies European Tour, 2019 offers a year like no other. For Bradley Neil, the Amateur Champion in 2014, it’s about a new Challenge.
More than 900 potential volunteers will this week be contacted to offer them a volunteering role at The 2019 Solheim Cup, taking place at Gleneagles from 9-15 September 2019. In excess of 1900 applications have been received from 27 countries worldwide for volunteer positions through the official portal, with applicants hoping for the opportunity to share in an incredible experience and help
European Captain Catriona Matthew has completed her back room staff by naming Dame Laura Davies as a Vice Captain for The 2019 Solheim Cup at The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland, on September 13-15. nDavies brings a wealth of experience to the European team, as both the event’s leading points scorer, with 25, and as the player with the most appearances, 12.
Pitlochry Golf Club is celebrating winning a major accolade at the fifth annual Scottish Golf Tourism Awards, held at the Fairmont St Andrews. Five years after fears were raised for the future of the club, which dates back to 1909, it has been hailed as the country’s “Best Course Under £50.”
Pulling into Kenmore from Aberfeldy, the vista doesn’t disappoint. It’s a wonderful setting in Highland Perthshire that I enjoyed on many family travels as a boy, and I here I now am passing it down the generations. On that little inlet of stony ground, one could day dream all day, staring right down Loch Tay. At 17 miles long, it is Perthshire’s largest and also full of history.
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!
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…
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…
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.