Gleneagles ranked as best golf resort in Great Britain and Ireland

Gleneagles ranked as best golf resort in Great Britain and Ireland

08/06/2021

PGA National Scotland, Gleneagles, has been named as the best golf resort in Great Britain & Ireland in the latest Golf World Top 100 rankings.

The facilities were assessed in four categories: golf course (40 marks), accommodation (25 marks), non-golf amenities (25 marks) and setting (10 marks).

Gleneagles scored a total of 99 to take top spot ahead of Trump Turnberry (94 points) in second, while Ireland’s Adare Manor (87 points) came third.

Commenting on Gleneagles’ ranking, Golf World Top 100 Editor, Chris Bertram, said: “Gleneagles isn’t just the best on these shores or this continent, there is nothing to compare with it anywhere on the planet.

“Yes, there are resorts with as many holes and in the case of, say, Bandon Dunes, arguably better courses. But nowhere also has the truly world-class accommodation or the quality and especially the quantity of activities.”

Gleneagles justifies its position as number one by offering three world-renowned championship courses, including The PGA Centenary Championship Course, created by 18-time major winner Jack Nicklaus and host to Ryder and Solheim Cups.

In addition, there is a 9-hole course and extensive practice facilities, including a driving range, short game area and two putting areas, as well as a luxurious 5* star hotel.

PGA National England, The Belfry, scored 77 points to be ranked 11th, while PGA National Ireland, Slieve Russell was ranked 42nd with a score of 66.

CLICK HERE to view the Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Resorts in Great Britain and Ireland.

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