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It’s six months until The Ryder Cup tees-off and Scotland is getting ready!

SCOTLAND, 28th March, 2014/PRNewswire/- Wednesday 26 March 2014, marked exactly six months until the start of one of the world’s largest and most iconic sporting events. Scotland, the Home of Golf, is getting ready to host The 40th Ryder Cup in September 2014, in addition to Welcoming the World in its Year of Homecoming.

Over 250,000 spectators are expected to travel to Gleneagles to enjoy the magnificent tournament set against the backdrop of the rolling Perthshire glens.

The world-famous Gleneagles Resort is home to three championship golf courses, a two Michelin-starred restaurant, an award-winning spa by ESPA and an exhilarating array of outdoor activities. In an exclusive video released this week, the Gleneagles’ team are telling us about their excitement in hosting their heroes for the tournament.

A stone’s throw from Gleneagles is the newly opened Bannockburn Visitor’s Centre. Celebrating the 700th anniversary of the battle and allowing visitors to experience this crucial historical event through state-of-the-art 3D technology. Also close by Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will open his 10 bedroom, five suite, luxury hotel on 1 April 2014, in Dunblane. The elegant Victorian era mansion is set in secluded woodlands with a private trout loch and will also feature a Chez Roux restaurant.

Edinburgh, Glasgow and the magnificent Scottish Highlands are all within easy reach of Gleneagles, allowing visitors endless possibilities for extending their stay.

For those looking to get away from the crowds, there are over 550 other courses to choose from throughout Scotland, where work is underway to get ready for the spring season. Scotland offers the greatest diversity of golf anywhere in the world, from Championship links venues, to wild and rugged island courses.

Archerfield Links Golf Club boasts its own microbrewery set within a Walled Garden in East Lothian, a region renowned for fantastic walks including the recently opened John Muir Way. Archerfield also produces a variety of beers including house label, Archerfield Fine Ales. The Isle of Eriska holds an almost deserted nine-hole course overlooking the stunning Isle of Mull, and is accessed by crossing an ornate Victorian bridge from the mainland.

Golfing in Scotland gives you breath-taking scenery, mouth-watering food and drink, exciting activities, dramatic history and a vibrant contemporary culture.

For more information about what’s on offer in 2014 please visit www.visitscotland.com

Daniella Gardner
International PR Executive – Southern Europe
daniella.gardner@visitscotland.com
+44(0)131-472-2032