It's one of the oldest courses in world golf and six years after the future of the council-owned North Inch was hanging in the balance, the turnaround in its fortunes has been enhanced by a post-lockdown boost. While other cities have been losing municipal courses, the Perth 18-holer has gone from strength to strength.
Pitlochry Golf Club has teed-up an ambitious post-pandemic recovery plan, boosted by attracting 30 new members over the last few weeks. And well-known professional Niall McGill - who heads-up Perth’s Noah’s Ark Golf Centre – will assume the director of golf role this weekend.
Scotland’s leading leisure resort, Crieff Hydro Hotel in Perthshire, is making preparations to re-open its Culcrieff Golf Club including the nine-hole course, driving range, crazy golf, disc golf and foot golf. The Crieff Hydro golf facilities will officially recommence on Friday 29 May with social distancing rules in play and will be available from 9am to 5pm, seven days a week.
The former Tannadice keeper, Hamish McAlpine, is lending a big hand to the Alyth Golf Club team sprucing-up courses in the hope they’re given the green light to open up this month. And McAlpine (72) joked that if he’d had giant gloves 36 years ago Jim McLean’s side would have seen off Italian outfit Roma to reach the European Cup final.
The Barrie Douglas Foundation is backing a young Perth golfer’s ambition to join the ranks of the professionals. Alex Simpson (19) has joined the team at the Noah’s Ark Golf Centre, where he was introduced to the game before he even went to school. The former Perth High pupil has been appointed as an assistant professional by Centre head pro and founder Niall McGill.
Blairgowrie Golf Club is teeing-up a new junior golf programme. Recently promoted club professional Neil Cameron will team-up with experienced Scots professional and broadcaster Alan Tait to roll out the GolPhin initiative. Youngsters in the five to 12 age group, along with their parents and friends, are welcome to attend an April 1 event at the Perthshire club. It will run from 6-7.30pm.
You can now join Strathmore Golf Centre for only £280 as a flexible member. Their new flexible membership category is aimed at the infrequent or casual golfer who may still perhaps want to feel part of a Club . It uses your points only when you play - and you can carry your points forward if you don't use them!
Since 1909, Pitlochry Golf has offered visitors the chance to play one of Perthshire’s most visually stunning golf courses and iconic golf tournaments. The week comprises competition and events both on and off the course, where new friends are made and old acquaintances to catch up with. Don’t delay in entering, join in and taste for yourself the “Highland” Golf Experience at Pitlochry.
The Barrie Douglas Foundation has been boosted by a near £1000 donation from the Perthshire Chamber of Commerce. The charity was chosen to benefit from the Carbon-backed 2019 Chamber Golf Day held at Pitlochry Golf Club over the summer. The Fair City finance firm has supported the sell-out event for the last eight years. Chamber chief executive Vicki Unite said: “We are delighted to
Gleneagles has ended a momentous and hugely successful 2019 on a suitable high note after being announced as Golf World magazine’s top golf resort in the UK & Ireland. The important accolade, which is judged by a panel of industry experts from the respected publication, is the culmination of an incredible 12 months for the 850-acre Perthshire estate.
He has been head professional at Blairgowrie Golf Club for more than 20 years. But Charles Dernie (64), a two times Ryder Cup referee, has retired. It marks the end of an era at the Perthshire Junior Ryder Cup venue, where his successor, Neil Cameron, steps-up to become just the fourth pro in the club’s history. A retiral dinner and presentation was held at the clubhouse to allow mem
An exciting initiative has been announced which will see golf clubs in Perthshire – home to The 2019 Solheim Cup – take major strides towards more sustainable golf course operations. The joint project between Golf Perthshire and GEO Foundation, which is also backed by Scottish Golf’s Environment & Sustainability Support, will help golf clubs which are part of the regional golf group to...
Record crowds of more than 90,000 turned out to watch The 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles – making it the highest attended women’s golf event ever held in the UK. Scotland and Gleneagles provided the ultimate platform for the biggest event in women’s golf, delivering on the country’s pledge to take The Solheim Cup to new levels and to showcase women’s sport to new audiences.
Perthshire is poised to welcome the golfing world. While Gleneagles holds the tournament focus, golf clubs across the area look forward to playing their part and enticing visitors to their fairways in the coming days… and indeed beyond.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 2020, 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.
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.