Posts Tagged ‘Golf’

Commonwealth Games, Ryder Cup and other sports events

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Apart from the global World Cup football which filled every bar in every nation, Scotland is playing host to the Ryder Cup in Gleneagles and the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Scotland is alive with sports events in 2014.

Sport is about competition and competition is about pride and there is plenty of pride in Scotland. 

First in the packed calender, starting on the 23rd July is The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Not just about sport but a celebration of the cultures and history of  the 71 nations taking part from all over the Commonwealth. There will be associated events all across Scotland.  The Games was first held in 1930, this is the third to be held in Scotland and the first to come to Glasgow. A total of 4,500 athletes – will converge on Glasgow, playing 17 sports over 11 days of competition that includes 261 medals. Pride in abundance!

But Scotland plays host to regular sports events – and the Ryder Cup is arguably one of the most famous. This golf tournament has it’s roots in Scotland and a long, established tradition has built up over 93 years. All cities, including Edinburgh offer accommodation with links to golf courses and there are many ways to plan the perfect Golf Package.

So whether you are a spectator or an active participant, Scotland is bursting with inspiration and sport adventure – book your tripGlasgow2014 very soon!

 

 

Come To Edinburgh For Your Golfing Holiday

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Whilst its ancient origins are often debated, the modern game of golf is known as being one of Scotland’s finest exports, dating back as far as the 15th century.

The only annual major championship in the game to be held outside of the US is the British Open, for which England and Scotland share hosting responsibilities. However, it is arguably the links courses north of the border that has the greatest appeal to the professionals.

The most famous Open Championship courses on the Scottish coast include Carnoustie, Royal Troon and of course, the home of golf, St Andrews; all of which are within a 90-minute drive or so from Edinburgh.

For this reason, Scotland’s capital can make the perfect base for a golfing holiday; offering the opportunity to be in a central location between the historic courses, as well as being a great city to unwind in when evening rolls around.

If you are daunted by the prospect of the playing a round at one of the previous locations, many in and around Edinburgh can still offer you the chance to sample world-class golf, whilst being within touching distance of the historic city.

Current British Open course Muirfield, which is set to welcome the championship in 2013, is open to visitors and located 45 minutes east of the city. Should you wish to indulge in some Golf history Musselburgh Links, a former Open Championship course and recognised by Guinness World Records as the oldest golf course in the world, is only a 20-minute drive from the city-centre. Courses like Gullane and Dalmahoy also offer outstanding challenges to visitors, and are just two examples of the many courses within close reach of Edinburgh.