Perth hosts some of Scotland’s finest golf courses and most notably Gleneagles the 2014 Ryder Cup venue. Perth is landlocked and this means there are no links courses, however there is a wide array of moorland, heathland and parkland courses to be found in the region.
The region is steeped in golfing history and is home to the oldest Royal golf club, “The Royal Perth Golfing Society”. The Royal title was given by King William IV in 1833, eleven years after the club was founded.
Perthshire’s combination of panoramic scenery, immaculate golf courses and rich history makes it the perfect venue to supplement your Scottish golf tour. In addition to manicured golf courses the area is also home to some fantastic historical locations and picturesque towns including Scone Palace and the quaint town of Pitlochry.
Our Favourite Golf Courses
PGA Centenary Course– Designed by Jack Nicklaus this course hosted the 2014 Ryder Cup and has panoramic views over the Grampians, Ben Vorlich and rolling hills above the Trossachs.
The Kings Course – Designed by the acclaimed golf architect James Braid in 1919, the Kings Course will test even the best shot makers.
The Queens Course – Although the shortest of the three courses at Gleneagles, the Queens still presents a stern challenge. The course elegantly threads through the moorland estate and has entertained some of histories greatest golfers including Tom Watson and Lee Trevino.
The Blairgowrie Golf Club – The club is home to two championship courses The Rosemount and Lansdowne. Both of these testing courses have hosted national events including the Scottish Amateur and Senior British Stroke Play Championship.
Our Favourite Hotels
Gleneagles Hotels – Perhaps the most famous hotel in Scotland Gleneagles is described as the “Riviera In The Highlands”. This luxury resort combines an outstanding service, beautiful décor with exceptional fine dining. Set in the scenic Perthshire countryside the resort is home to three championship courses, including the PGA course which hosted the 2014 Ryder Cup.
Fonab Castle – A contemporary hotel set in the heart of Perthshire. The hotel has outstanding views over Loch Faskally and has a revered AA Rosette restaurant.
Kinloch House Perthshire – Set in the scenic Perthshire countryside the hotel was built in 1840 and was originally a traditional Scottish country home. The hotel is surrounded with 25 acres of lush Scottish countryside and the highly reviewed restaurant is ran by award winning chef Steve McCallum.