As it prepares to celebrate its 90th anniversary, Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, has teamed up with Golf & Thistle Ltd to offer visitors the chance to experience golf as it would have been in 1924.
Gleneagles captures the golfing spirit of the 1920s with thier new Hickory Experience.
From now until the end of July, hotel guests and visitors can take to the fairways with hickory clubs to recreate the authentic early 20th century golfing experience on Gleneagles’ PGA National Academy Course. Alternatively, individual and corporate groups can be transported to Fife to play a round on the 9-hole Kingarrock Course which was lovingly restored by the Anderson family in 2008.
Gleneagles Head Professional, Andrew Jowett, commented: “As we prepare to celebrate our 90th anniversary – and host the Ryder Cup in September – it’s fantastic to be able to give our guests the opportunity to experience golf as it would have been played in the early days of the hotel. It’s an excuse to get out on the course and have a bit of fun – either as a family, or as a team-building activity - and maybe even try some plus fours on for size.”
Hickory golf is available for groups of up to 12 people from £50 per person, including club hire and green fee on the PGA National Academy Course.
For more information please visit www.Gleneagles.com
Or call Gleneagles Resort Sales on 0800 7054 705
Photograph: Gleneagles Golf Professionals Matthew and Cameron channel the spirit of the 1920s as they prepare to try their hand at hickory golf.
About The Gleneagles Hotel:
The Gleneagles Hotel was built in 1924 and is situated in 850 acres of beautiful Perthshire countryside, just one hour’s drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow. The Gleneagles Hotel is a haven of luxury British heritage that offers a five star hotel experience. With 232 elegant rooms, including 26 suites, the hotel provides some of the finest accommodation in Scotland. Not only home to three of the finest championship golf courses in Europe and an award-winning ESPA spa, the hotel also hosts an array of activities from Falconry to off-road Land Rover safaris. This year Gleneagles will host the 40th biennial Ryder Cup, marking the first time since 1972 that the competition has been hosted on Scottish soil.