Scotland - Gleneagles' golf courses are soon to open
to visiting players seeking a deluxe golfing experience. From
April 1999, the three championship courses, golf academy and
extensive clubhouse facilities will be available for use by
companies and private individuals alike. Bookings can be made
up to 8 weeks in advance with greater advance notice awarded
to frequent players and groups. Golfers will continue
to tee-off at the leisurely pace of 10 minute intervals.
will continue to have priority, while existing arrangements
such as memberships have been redefined and some will be phased
out. Regular users of the golf facilities will benefit from
additional exclusive services and facilities.
plans today, Peter Lederer, managing director of Gleneagles
access is one step on a strategy to develop further Gleneagles'
world class position in golf. Over the next five years, we
aim to become a distinctive world centre for golf and, to
achieve our goal, we have developed a range of carefully balanced
initiatives of which visitor golf is one."
will our plans support Gleneagles' future, the impact on the
Scottish economy is considerable. as the business grows, we
anticipate that the money spent in the area, as a result of
increased visitors to Gleneagles, will double to over £8 million
Green fees for
visitors will range from £55 to £100 per person per round,
the variance reflecting seasonal conditions. Golfers will
have access to the 11-acre academy with covered practice facilities
and the clubhouse which includes luxury locker rooms with
showers, sauna and steam rooms.
the level of service golfers should anticipate, Peter Lederer
at Gleneagles have come to expect the same five star service
in golf as they do in the hotel and we will invest appropriately
to continue to provide the very best total golf experience."
Longer term plans
include bidding for the Ryder Cup in 2009 and Gleneagles is
also seeking to host a major European Tour event from the