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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Golf is the name of the game for Scottish Venues

Golf is set to put Inverness firmly on the map this month, as the world’s top golfers arrive in the Highlands for the Barclays Scottish Open at Castle Stuart Golf Links, 7-10 July 2011.


With over 550 golf courses to choose from in Scotland, there is every opportunity to do as much business on the golf course as in the boardroom. Check out this selection of some of the best golf resorts in Scotland that also offer excellent facilities for meetings, conferences, corporate events and incentives in some of the most picturesque locations in Scotland. Fore!


Castle Stuart Golf Links, Inverness


With some of the most breathtaking views in Scotland, Castle Stuart Golf Links offers an enviable base for an informal meeting.   Situated between Inverness and Nairn on Scotland’s Moray Firth coast, the ground floor of the clubhouse is organised around views from the golf shop, restaurant and bar and provides easy access to a patio overlooking the practice putting green and the Moray Firth.


The second floor locker rooms and ‘wrap around balcony’ are also conceived with the panoramic views in mind. The third floor comprises a lounge and dining area with balcony available for private use.


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Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire


Set on Scotland's beautiful west coast, Turnberry is an inspirational venue for meetings and events with the added bonus of being home to the iconic Ailsa golf course, an Open Championship course four times over.  Prior to hosting the 2009 Open Championship, Turnberry underwent a multimillion pound renovation programme, becoming part of Starwood’s Luxury Collection.


The hotel boasts 198 guest rooms including 72 classic rooms, 42 fully renovated rooms and four lavish ocean-view suites.  Additionally, twelve, eight and six bedroom lodges are located on the estate.  This world famous resort offers a wealth of top class meeting facilities and specialises in bespoke boardroom experiences.  With 10 meeting rooms with a maximum capacity of 220 in the largest, Turnberry has the facilities to suit a variety of corporate events.


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The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa, St Andrews


The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa sits on the oldest golf course in the world, overlooking the iconic 17th fairway.  The resort provides a backdrop for any corporate event, with a range of conference and banqueting facilities.  These include:  executive boardrooms; an elegant ballroom; and a self-contained conference centre providing a flexible, modern space supported by user-friendly technology. 


Purpose built ‘break-out’ rooms and a dedicated entrance to the centre make it an ideal venue for any event with chauffeur driven car and helicopter services and bespoke corporate golf days also available.


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The Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire


 Set in 850 acres of Perthshire countryside, the Gleneagles Hotel is home to three of the top Scottish Championship Golf Courses.  Located within an hours’ drive from the international airports of Edinburgh and Glasgow, this is a unique place to escape for a meeting or incentive.  


Whether planning a series of executive meetings for twenty in the sophisticated top floor Boardroom, or organising a large two-day conference in the Gleneagles Suite, Gleneagles is the ideal location.


With some of the finest courses in the UK on the doorstep, holding a corporate golf day at the Gleneagles Hotel will challenge even the most experienced golfers just as much as those enthusiastic beginners.


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The Westerwood Hotel and Golf Resort, Lanarkshire


Only fifteen minutes from both Glasgow city centre and Stirling, The Westerwood Hotel is located in prime territory whether craving the city buzz or the simple pleasures in life.
With the beautiful Campsie Hills in the background, the Westerwood is a great venue for a team building event with surroundings to inspire creativity and generate great ideas. Combined with a game of golf, it’s a great option to combine business with teeing-off only a short drive from both city centres.


Aside from the stunning backdrop and the enviable 18-hole golf course, The Westerwood Hotel is an ideal conference and meeting venue.  The resort has seven conference and meeting rooms which can accommodate up to 400 people in total.  


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Mar Hall Golf & Spa Resort, near Glasgow


Mar Hall is a luxury five-star golf & spa resort located just 10 minutes from Glasgow International Airport.  It combines 53 individual bedrooms, a championship golf course, spa, and extensive conference and dining facilities.  The hotel has seven meeting rooms, of which the largest, the Marquee, can accommodate up to 800 delegates.


With spectacular views of the River Clyde and the Kilpatrick Hills beyond, the 18-hole Earl of Mar championship course is one of the most recent five-star additions to Scotland’s golfing portfolio. With its breathtaking setting and world-class design, the Earl of Mar Course has become a destination of choice for golfers the world over. It also provides the perfect incentive for those wanting to mix business with pleasure.


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