If you love golf, then you should not miss the Kintyre championship in Scotland, at one of the most exclusive golf clubs – The Westin Turnberry Resort Ayr. At this hotel, situated on the Atlantic coast with a view over the legendary island of Ailsa Craig, you can have fun playing your favourite sport surrounded by the picturesque Scottish countryside. Between one hole and another, you can also relax in the resort’s Spa. You have the possibility of choosing the treatments that are most suitable for you, including aromatherapy, reflexology, Jacuzzi hydro-massage and saunas etc., with the advantage of staying in natural surroundings of great beauty that many consider to be the golfer’s paradise.
Yet Scotland also offers other destinations for the most ardent golfers: the most aristocratic holiday destination in the United Kingdom is Gleneagles Hotel, in the centre of Scotland and north of Glasgow and Edinburgh.
It is also a much sought-after destination for its King’s Course, dating back to 1919, and its holes are all named in suggestive Scottish dialect, such as Het Girdle, or there is the Queen’s Course which is known for its all-consuming beauty, and the Wee Course called thus for its small size, nine holes par 3.
The most prestigious course is the PGA Centenary Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, which will host the Ryder Cup in 2014. This is a course full of spectacular views and spectacular obstacles and is considered by Nicklaus to be the most refined course in the world. It is also possible to reach the hotel by helicopter because it has a helicopter landing pad.
Another special place for golfers, and non-golfers, is the Isle of Eriska Hotel & Spa – a splendid island where you can stay in the luxury of the hotel and relax playing golf with the Howard Swan Golf Club nearby which has 6 holes with par 22, or choose to restore your strengths and your mind with the treatments of the Spa; all in one of the most welcoming and elegant places in Scotland.