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End of an era at Blairgowrie Golf Club

End of an era at Blairgowrie Golf Club

​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

Perthshire OnCourse to become a Sustainable Golf Destination

Perthshire OnCourse to become a Sustainable Golf Destination

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-breaking crowds watch Europe win Solheim Cup at Gleneagles

Record-breaking crowds watch Europe win Solheim Cup at Gleneagles

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.

Cup of Cheer… Perthshire Prepared to Welcome Solheim

Cup of Cheer… Perthshire Prepared to Welcome Solheim

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.

Danny Young Diaries Return For Craigie Hill Open

Danny Young Diaries Return For Craigie Hill Open

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.

Family Fun at Crieff Hydro… On and Off the Course

Family Fun at Crieff Hydro… On and Off the Course

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.

Murrayshall – the perfect retreat for the golfing couple

Murrayshall – the perfect retreat for the golfing couple

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.

Solheim Cup Special: Q&A with European Team Captain Catriona Matthew

Solheim Cup Special: Q&A with European Team Captain Catriona Matthew

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.

New Pro for Pitlochry

New Pro for Pitlochry

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.

Solheim Cup Equips Junior Golfers - Free Kids Club Hire Throughout Perthshire

Solheim Cup Equips Junior Golfers - Free Kids Club Hire Throughout Perthshire

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.

Exclusive Q&A with Perthshire's Three-Time Olympian, Eve Muirhead

Exclusive Q&A with Perthshire's Three-Time Olympian, Eve Muirhead

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.

Women's Drive Towards Scotland The Home of Golf

Women's Drive Towards Scotland The Home of 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 official... golf is SO GOOD for your health. Get out on Perthshire’s courses and enjoy!

It’s official... golf is SO GOOD for your health. Get out on Perthshire’s courses and enjoy!

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.

New Year, New Hopes – Carly Booth and Bradley Neil

New Year, New Hopes – Carly Booth and Bradley Neil

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 Success Story As It Wins Another Award

Pitlochry Golf Club Success Story As It Wins Another Award

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.”

Crannogs, Cruises, Golf and Gold… an Adventure Weekend in Highland Perthshire

Crannogs, Cruises, Golf and Gold… an Adventure Weekend in Highland Perthshire

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.

Best Days Out in Perthshire for Families

Best Days Out in Perthshire for Families

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!

Family Fun at New-Look Gleneagles... On and Off the Course

Family Fun at New-Look Gleneagles... On and Off the Course

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…

Exclusive Q&A with Dunkeld native and BBC Golf Presenter Eilidh Barbour

Exclusive Q&A with Dunkeld native and BBC Golf Presenter Eilidh Barbour

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…

Perthshire's seventeen 9-hole courses are the perfect venues to make 'Time for 9'

Perthshire's seventeen 9-hole courses are the perfect venues to make 'Time for 9'

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 backs new Golf Perthshire family golf initiative

Bradley Neil backs new Golf Perthshire family golf initiative

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.

New Golf Groups Stirring Memory and Participation

New Golf Groups Stirring Memory and Participation

Thanks to the work of sterling volunteers, a new golf ‘club’ has been forming at Noah’s Ark. This is the Golf Memories Project, part of the Sports Heritage Scotland network to help those living with memory loss conditions, notably dementia.

Gleneagles scoops Tourism Awards hat-trick

Gleneagles scoops Tourism Awards hat-trick

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.

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