Ryder Cup Impact for Golf Tourism in Scotland

Ryder Cup

 

Scottish media have reported recently on the significant impact the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles will have on the Scottish economy. While I am generally cynical of government produced figures which are often skewed for political purposes, I can speak knowledgeably about the impact of golf travel to Scotland for 2014.

Lonely Planet Ranks Scotland 3rd Best Place To Visit

Stewart Monument Calton Hill Edinburgh, Scotland
Stewart Monument Calton Hill Edinburgh, Scotland

Lonely Planet Ranks Scotland as 3rd Best Place To Visit

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2014 contributor Tom Hall said: “Next year Scotland will be well-deservedly taking the spotlight on the world stage…The country’s buzzing cities and stunning scenery have plenty to offer visitors, combined with an incredible calendar of events and Scotland looks set for a year-long celebration.”

No Country For Auld Men: To mark his 40th birthday, Alan Shipnuck set out on a 10-rounds-in-six-days blitz of Scotland

On the 1st tee of the Old Course at St Andrews - Left to Right: Tom June, Kevin Price, PerryGolf's Colin Dalgleish, Alan Shipnuck and Matt Ginella
On the 1st tee of the Old Course at St Andrews - Left to Right: Tom June, Kevin Price, PerryGolf's Colin Dalgleish, Alan Shipnuck and Matt Ginell
Back in May 2013, four friends set out to Scotland for the golf vacation of a lifetime. With the help of PerryGolf, the group was able to get tee times at all ten courses they’d hoped to play, even Muirfield and the Old Course at St Andrews. The trip was undoubtedly a huge success for the golf buddies and the perfect way to celebrate the 40th birthday of Alan Shipnuck. Originally published on golf.com , below is Shipnuck’s grand story of the foursome’s incredible Scottish Golf Vacation.

The Old Course – It’s Not Only About the History

The Old Course, St. Andrews, courtesy of Russell Kirk
The Old Course, St. Andrews, courtesy of Russell Kirk

 
 
 
The Old Course at St. Andrews has been named as the world’s number one course by a poll of golf course architects from all over the world.

 
 
 
 

Video #12: Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, Aberdeen, Scotland

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The club that would become Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Aberdeen, Scotland, was founded in 1780. It was a city club until 1888 when it relocated 2 miles up the coast to Balgownie. After 126 years, the world’s 6th oldest golf club will host the European Tour’s Scottish Open in 2014.  The pros will find what links lovers have known for years that there is no finer outward nine in the game as there is at Royal Aberdeen.