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The Gleneagles Hotel & Golf Resort

Perthshire, Scotland
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The 5-star Gleneagles Hotel and Golf Resort is one of Scotland’s finest attractions. It opened its doors in 1924 and offers an unrivalled array of attractions including luxury hotel accommodation, a range of bespoke suites, three championship golf courses, an award-winning spa, and Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, the only restaurant in Scotland to hold two Michelin stars. There are three golf courses on-site and world-class practice facilities; Gleneagles is a golfer’s paradise.


 

The Gleneagles Hotel features in our 150th Open Championship travel packages provided by Events Travel. Stay at Gleneagles Hotel during the 150th Open in 2022 and attend the historic tournament in St Andrews. After, join our exclusive Scottish Highlands luxury golf tour in July 2022.

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    The PGA Centenary

    Created by Jack Nicklaus, The PGA Centenary course is, according to its architect, “the finest parcel of land in the world I have ever been given to work with”. It had to be unique in its challenge, a golf course in the modern design ethos that at its fullest stretch tests the greatest players, while, in the immortal phrase of Bobby Jones, “offering problems a man may attempt according to his ability… never hopeless for the lesser player nor failing to concern and interest the expert”. This course was the host venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup and host of the 2019 Solheim Cup.

     

    The Queen’s Course

    The natural beauty of the Queen’s Course inspires the world’s most experienced players. The Queen’s Course, in its long history, has played host to some of the world’s golfing greats. Threading through high ridges on the north and west sides of the estate, the Queen’s golf course offers lovely woodland settings, lochans and ditches as water hazards, as well as many moorland characteristics. The beautiful settings and the challenge of the golf course have attracted such top golfers as Johnny Miller, Greg Norman, Seve Ballesteros, Tom Watson, and Lee Trevino, as well as great names from the entertainment and sports worlds including Sean Connery, Burt Lancaster, Bing Crosby, Jackie Stewart, and astronaut Alan Shepard (the only man to hit a golf shot on the moon).

     

    The King’s Course

    The King’s Course, opened in 1919, is a masterpiece of golf course design, which has tested the aristocracy of golf, both professional and amateur. James Braid’s plan for the King’s Course was to test even the best players’ shot-making skills over the eighteen holes. You find out all about it with your first approach shot. If you have driven straight and long from the tee, you will have what looks like a simple pitch to the elevated green. But you must be sure to select the correct club, because the shot is always a little longer than you think, with the wind over the putting surface often stronger than you can feel it from the fairway. All the holes have evocative and pithy Scots names. For example, the fifth, “Het Girdle” (Hot Pan), is a challenging par 3 with trouble everywhere except on the green, while 17th’s name, “Warslin’ Lea” (Wrestling Ground), reflects the difficulty so many golfers have had with this long, sweeping par 4.

    Accommodation

    Gleaneagles is one of the world’s most famous hotels, yet each of the rooms and suites features the individuality of an intimate hotel. Choose from traditional or modern interiors, many with fine views over the hotel grounds and beyond. All rooms have plenty of space, soft fabrics and modern amenities, along with complimentary Wi-Fi.

     

    Estate Room

    Estate Rooms at Gleneagles offer the perfect mix of tradition and modern luxury. Available as Braid House Estate Rooms or Main House Estate Rooms, they offer the perfect base for a countryside adventure. Braid House Estate rooms feature fireplaces, extra-large bathrooms, heavenly king-sized beds and all rooms, except ground floor, feature balconies with views of the estate. Main House Estate Rooms have a host of period features, from fireplaces and high ceilings to ornate cornicing and ceiling roses and offer spectacular views across the Gleneagles Estate.

     

    Manor Room

    Manor Rooms at Gleneagles are available in two layouts: either as a spacious inner-facing room or a slightly smaller room with beautiful views of the estate. Each style celebrates Scottish luxury at its best, with beautiful furnishings, sumptuous fabrics and elegant bathrooms, it’s time to relax in your surroundings, soak up the luxury and say a toast to your new country manor life.

     

    Country Room

    Full of Scottish countryside charm, these beautifully furnished inner-facing bedrooms offer the essence of Gleneagles’ elegance and luxury in the cosiest of settings. They are smaller than the other two-bedroom categories but are furnished to the same grandiose levels and retain more charm with soft colours and dark wooden finishes everywhere you look.

     

    Blue Tower Suite

    Overlooking the hotel’s grand entrance, the magnificent Blue Tower Suite is located within the hotel’s original tower and is split over two levels. With two beautiful bedrooms, a luxurious bathroom and steam shower room, and a spiral staircase leading up to an elegant and charming library and sitting area, the Blue Tower Suite is a truly unique and special place to entertain and relax. Accompanying the suite is a small flower arrangement, Nespresso coffee machine, complimentary bar including vodka, gin, whisky and mixers, a music library and pillow menu.

     

    Royal Lochnagar Suite

    he Royal Lochnagar Suite at Gleneagles is the most luxurious and beautiful suite in the hotel, with uninterrupted views across the beautiful Glendevon and Ochil Hills. The opulent décor and sumptuous furnishings are faithful to the building’s heritage and celebrate both the glamour and warm Scottish hospitality for which Gleneagles is renowned. With a private sitting and dining room, marble hallway, traditional powder room, dressing room, bedroom and en-suite bathroom, this suite offers an exceptional sense of space. The grandeur of the bedroom is accented by a traditional canopy-dressed four poster bed. With this suite comes full use of the ‘playground planner’ – a VIP leisure and pursuits concierge who will manage everything that needs managing during your stay.

     

    Spirit Suite

    With two spacious bedrooms and stunning views of the hotel grounds, gardens and surrounding Perthshire countryside, each individually-designed Spirit Suite is a luxurious home from home.  Exclusive and intimate, and with a heavenly location on the hotel’s top floor, Spirit Suites truly capture the effortless style and elegance of Gleneagles. Contemporary décor and beautiful furnishings are complemented by luxurious bathrooms with underfloor heating, some of which feature free-standing baths and walk-in showers.

     

    Whisky Suite

    With stunning views of the hotel grounds, gardens and surrounding Perthshire countryside, each individually-designed Whisky Suite is a luxurious and spacious home from home.  Separate sitting rooms and dining areas make these suites the perfect place for long and leisurely breakfasts, private cocktail parties and intimate suppers. Sumptuous and elegant furnishings and beautiful décor are complemented by luxurious bathrooms with underfloor heating, some of which feature free-standing baths and walk-in showers.

     

    Estate Suite

    Offering separate sitting rooms and dining areas, and beautiful views of the hotel grounds, gardens and Perthshire countryside, a Gleneagles Estate Suite is a luxurious and spacious home from home. Sumptuous and elegant furnishings and beautiful décor make our Estate Suites the perfect choice for a relaxing break or romantic getaway, and a peaceful retreat after a day of adventure. These suites come with a desk, flat screen TV, wood floors, chaise longue and a king-sized bed.

    Resort Dining

    The Strathearn

    Tuck into the finest Franco-Scottish cuisine and soak up the glamorous buzz of a bygone era in our newly-refurbished Strathearn restaurant – where the drama of the great outdoors meets the culinary theatre of traditional Gueridon service. The Strathearn experience is like going to the theatre and being entertained. One of the last bastions of first-class Highland dining, The Strathearn’s traditional walnut gueridon trolleys, silver cloches and butler trays deliver the touch of a bygone era, while a setting of elegant grandeur reflects the essence of Gleneagles glamour. The refined setting encourages you to dress for dinner, but jackets and ties are not essential.

     

    The American Bar

    Reminiscent of the iconic bars of the 1920s and 30s, and personifying effortless elegance and glamour, The American Bar is a truly special space for intimate drinks. Complemented by an exquisite caviar selection, the drinks list showcases an exceptional collection of cocktails inspired by the roaring 20s era; and an impressive range of Champagnes by the glass, bottle and magnum.

     

    Andrew Fairlie

    The only one restaurant in Scotland to hold two Michelin stars. This exquisite restaurant is a sumptuous setting for a meal that will live long in the memory, combining the very best in French and Scottish cooking. The signature dish is the smoked lobster, its intense smokiness coming from a five-hour infusion over whisky barrel chips.

     

    The Century Bar

    Located in the main hotel, near reception, The Century Bar’s menu features more than 120 single malts, vintage champagne by the glass, cocktails, carefully selected wines and the very best international beers. By day, it’s a great place to meet family and friends for morning coffee, a light snack or informal lunch. In the evening, this atmospheric space is the perfect spot to relax, unwind, and sample some of Scotland’s greatest whiskies.

     

    The Birnam Brasserie

    The Birnam Brasserie celebrates the taste of the Mediterranean, evoking the laid-back charm of Tuscany’s trattorias and Bordeaux’s bistros here in the heart of Perthshire! On the main menu, you’ll find the best of French and Italian cuisine, from Spaghetti Vongole, Venison Rigatoni and Risotto Milanese, to Steak Tartare, Moules Mariniére, and Salad Niçoise. The Birnam also serves Scotland’s most indulgent Sunday brunch on the first of every month. Featuring live music, a cocktail station, and a decadent selection of brunch classics, charcuterie and cheeses, and seafood, it’s the perfect lazy brunch experience.

     

    The Dormy

    The Dormy’s relaxed vibe and effortless charm make it a favourite with families, friends and golfers. The glowing fire and iconic views across the King’s and Queen’s Courses create a relaxing atmosphere, while a well-sourced, hearty menu of grill classics, comfort food and specialities from our tandoor and pizza ovens appeals to all.

     

    Auchterarder 70

    This atmospheric oak-panelled bar is a welcome newcomer to the Gleneagles stable, and a popular craft beer destination in Perthshire. Named after the hotel’s original phone number, Auchterarder 70 offers delightful small plates to share with family and friends, including haggis pakora, duck spring rolls, and vegetable tempura. And of course, our extensive selection of local craft beer is the perfect accompaniment.

     

    The Blue Bar

    A unique addition to The Dormy Restaurant, right on the 18th hole of The King’s and The Queen’s golf courses, The Blue Bar is an opulent showcase for the velvety-smooth Johnnie Walker Blue Label whisky. With leather sofas, luxurious throws, a large circular firepit and a wide selection of Cuban cigars, it’s a cosy and decadent alfresco setting, even on a crisp winter’s day. In summer, the bar is the perfect place to chat with friends and colleagues long into the night.

     

    Afternoon Tea

    The afternoon tea experience at Gleneagles is second to none. Ideal for a special occasion, celebration, or a treat, the afternoon tea menu features mouth-watering selection of French pastries, beautiful cakes, buttery scones and finely-cut finger sandwiches, all baked and prepared daily by our team of pastry chefs. Held in the beautiful Glendevon room, which offers magnificent views across the hotel’s grounds and the Ochil Hills, you can relax and enjoy traditional Highland hospitality. Afternoon tea at Gleneagles is an experience you’ll never forget.

    Resort Facilities

    The PGA National Golf Academy

    The Academy has a 320-yard double-ended driving range with a capacity for 40 golfers to help focus on the long game, there are undercover pitching bays, a short game pitching area, three short game practice greens with five varied bunkers and two putting greens. The golf practice opportunities are endless.

     

    The PGA National Academy Course

    A 9-hole golf course, evolving from the delightfully named “Wee Course”, the PGA® National Academy Course offers a great test and a lot of enjoyment for golfers at every level. It is the perfect golf course to learn to play the game and combined with the facilities at the PGA National Golf Academy at Gleneagles it is Scotland’s leading venue to accomplish your golfing goals. The original nine-hole Wee Course at Gleneagles, which was constructed in the summer of 1928, was designed by Head Greenkeeper, George Alexander. It complemented the already renowned King’s and Queen’s Courses, requiring neat play and offering a pleasant challenge. Members of staff from Gleneagles Hotel carried out most of the work themselves, using turf produced by the hotel’s nursery.

     

    Other Resort Facilities

    The Gleneagles Resort has one of the most extensive lists of resort amenities in the United Kingdom. A fully equipped gym with outdoor hot pools, lap pool, bubble pool, snooker, sauna, pitch and putt golf course, a full spa with treatments fit for a 5-star resort, a health club with classes and memberships, thermal suite and personal trainers to assist everything.

     

    Resort activities include:

    • Shooting
    • Tennis
    • Horse Riding
    • Off-Road Driving
    • Falconry
    • Gun-dogs
    • Cycling
    • Archery
    • Fishing
    • Jogging Trails
    • Canoeing

    How to Get There

    The Gleneagles Hotel is a destination unto itself. It has its own train station less than 2 minutes from the hotel and they offer complimentary transfers. You could get the train from London which is around 6 hours. Alternatively, the Resort is just 60-minutes’ drive from Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital. It’s also 60 minutes away from St Andrews and The Old Course, the home of Golf. If you’re coming from Dundee, the drive is just under 60-minutes, but Perth is the closest town at just 20 minutes by car. Although it feels quite isolated, and it is, the Gleneagles Hotel and Resort is much closer to the main Scottish towns than one might think.

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