Gleneagles crowned world's #1 golf resort outside America

Gleneagles crowned world's #1 golf resort outside America

15/12/2021

Gleneagles (PGA National Scotland) ends 2021 on a high after being announced as the World's #1 Golf Resort outside the USA, narrowly missing out on top spot, awarded to Bandon Dunes in Oregon.

Gleneagles is also the only venue in Europe to have staged both The Ryder Cup (2014) and The Solheim Cup (2019), and also welcomes the Senior Open Presented by Rolex to The King’s Course, July 21-24, next year. 

Commenting on this latest global award, Conor O’Leary, Managing Director at Gleneagles, said: "Our goal is always to ensure our members and guests enjoy the very best experiences when they are with us. Our #2 position in this latest Golf World Top 100 World Resorts ranking celebrates the efforts of over 1,000 employees who work tirelessly to deliver warm, friendly, five-star service.

"Since 2015, under the new ownership of Ennismore, we have continued to make significant investments across our business with every aspect of the customer experience reinvented, including the most-recent renovation of our world-leading spa facilities."

Just last month, Gleneagles was also honoured at the annual IAGTO Sustainability Awards, delivered in partnership with GEO Foundation for Sustainable Golf, for its dedication to sustainable practices and efforts to drive community engagement.

Gleneagles' three championship golf courses all feature in numerous Top 100 rankings in their own right. The King's and The Queen's courses, regarded as James Braid classics, have benefitted from significant renovation projects in recent years, restoring them to their original 'inland links' and heathland designs. 

The PGA Centenary Course, a pristine modern design by Jack Nicklaus, has staged some of golf's most dramatic competitive moments, most recently seeing Norway's Suzann Pettersen winning The Solheim Cup for Team Europe with a last-gasp putt on the 18th green of the final day.

Golf World's Top 100 World Resorts editor, Chris Bertram, said of Gleneagles: "There is little doubt in my mind that Gleneagles is one of the finest all-round golf resorts in the world. It excels in all categories and is peerless in terms of accommodation and non-golf amenities; there is something for everyone at Gleneagles, irrespective of age and interests. Everyone will love Gleneagles, it’s just a special, special place." 

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