Golf is a popular activity for delegates and Scotland is where the modern game of golf originated around 500 years ago. Close to the major city destinations are some of the world’s finest golf courses, such as the seven courses at St. Andrews Golf Links, and the prestigious Gleneagles Hotel.
Carnoustie, with three courses is regular host to the Open Championship. Carnoustie Golf Hotel overlooks the championship course and offers stylish and modern facilities. The hotel offers 96 bedrooms and conference and meeting facilities in 12 event rooms, seating up to 350 delegates theatre-style and 220 for dinners.
The Gleneagles Hotel is a countryside estate and golf hotel, which can be easily reached from both Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow Airport. The resort has been described as a “Riviera in the Highlands”. It is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, and, along with championship golf courses, offers magnificent attractions that include a 5 star luxury hotel, an award-winning spa and Scotland’s only two Michelin star restaurant.
Within its magnificent 850-acre estate, Gleneagles offers more than 20 outdoor and indoor group activities, including culinary demonstrations, falconry, local arts and crafts learning and some of the finest country pursuits – horse riding, gundog lessons, fishing and archery.
Gleneagles offers 15 luxurious and adaptable event spaces, all with views over landscapes that are among the most spectacular in Britain, catering for up to 2,250 delegates. As host to the G8 summit of world leaders in 2005, Gleneagles proved that bringing your event to this awe-inspiring resort, creates an unmatchable sense of occasion.
Trump International Golf Links near Aberdeen, is an 18-hole championship course designed by Dr. Martin Hawtree. It encompasses 7,400 yards and boasts impressive views of the jagged coast and beautiful valleys. Corporate groups of up to 70 are accommodated at MacLeod House and at North View, which offer premium quality amenities.
n Turnberry, Ayrshire, the Trump Turnberry is home to two 18-hole courses and a 9-hole course and has hosted the Open Championship four times, most recently in 2009. Golf is just one element of the Turnberry’s offerings, which also include a hotel, spas, restaurants and event space for meetings of up to 200 in theatre-style seating.
St. Andrews Links, the home of golf, founded in the early 19th century, has seven prestigious courses, and offers golfing tuition to corporate groups.