Taking a Ryder Cup Break

With the start of the Ryder Cup on the horizon, thousands of golfers around the United Kingdom are planning to head to Scotland for the weekend. They are taking time from work, and the exodus is likely to start sometime the weekend before the tournament begins. This year, the Ryder Cup returns to its home at Gleneagles and therefore it holds greater meaning on a sentimental basis for many golfers. We have put together the top four hotels we feel are perfect for enjoying your Ryder Cup experience in 2014, so take a look and get booking so that you are not disappointed when the tournament starts.



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1 – Mar Hall

Mar Hall is a luxury golf hotel with spa resort, set in the most beautiful and tranquil of surroundings. The 240 acres of woodland are close enough to Glasgow for a little shopping but also close enough to the river Clyde and the golf course to take in some of the beauty and play a round of golf.

2 – Crieff Hydro

If you want modern mixed with traditional the Crieff Hydro is the place for you. During the Ryder Cup, you can spend time watching in the lounge or your room and when you are not watching you can play your own round. The golf and spa resort has everything a family could want but if it’s just you and your spouse, then the world is your oyster.

3 – Old Course, St. Andrews

You can’t play golf in Scotland without visiting the home of the game itself and home of the R&A. The old course at St. Andrews is a course that is shrouded in history, and loved by the entire golfing community, from the youngest amateur to the oldest pros. Stay and play on the old course and enjoy that feeling of blending the modern with the historic.

4 – Gleneagles

Well, clearly you won’t get a game on the Gleneagles courses during the Ryder Cup week but you can stay in the area and play one of the local courses. The Ryder Cup does for golf what Wimbledon does for tennis, and the golfers will be out in their droves, so book early if you want to get a game and room.

Enjoy Scotland and the Ryder Cup week and watch as Europe try to defend the Cup with all their team spirit and skilful play.