Easy Ryder: Scottish hotels perfect for Ryder Cup 2014

The Ryder Cup is coming back to Gleneagles for the first time since 1973 this year, making this a perfect time to visit the picturesque and culturally vibrant Scotland.
The greatest tournament in match play golf is set to bring in huge crowds this September, so with so much on offer in Scotland as a travel destination it is no wonder that thousands are planning to flock there.
The last Ryder Cup in 2012 saw a spectacular Europe comeback ending in a dramatic victory courtesy of a winning putt by Martin Kaymer to clinch the result. After falling behind on the first day, the European team managed to secure 8½ points from a possible 12, with the U.S. only winning 3½ points.
Both of these luxurious hotels are located less than an hours drive from Gleneagles (illustrated on the maps below), so make perfect locations to stay if you are intending to watch the biggest golfing event in the world.

Ballathie House Hotel

Located on the banks of the beautiful river Tay, Ballathie House Hotel is a four star baronial mansion set amid a 3,000 acre working farm estate.
Ballathie House is one of Scotland’s most beautiful hotels, in 2010 Ballathie was voted Scotland’s Best Rural Restaurant in the Scottish Hotel Awards.
The hotel provides a perfect getaway for couples, with the secluded Riverside Rooms and Suites are only 100 metres from the Main House.
The entire complex boasts magnificent views of the river and friendly but professional service. The hotel owns a two kilometre private stretch around the river,  Previous awards have included Scotland’s top country, fishing and country sports hotel.
Not just close to the Ryder Cup, the Ballathie House hotel also allows you to visit Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee or Inverness – makes it the ideal base for visiting some of Scotland’s most beautiful and colourful cities.

Four Seasons
Originally built in the early 1800’s and converted in the 1900’s, it has been extended over the years to a comfortable hotel with a number of individual sitting rooms, twelve bedrooms, six chalets and a holiday apartment.
Most of the spacious rooms are ensuite with a bath and shower, with most enjoying uninterrupted views down Loch Earn. The rooms vary in size, and most are flexible enough to accommodate an extra bed.
For those who prefer to be more secluded, there are six chalets on the wooded hillside behind the hotel complete with a bunkroom, making them ideal for families.
If you prefer to fend for yourself, the Four Seasons also offers self catering accommodation in the form of an apartment. This has one double and one twin room as well as a sitting room and bathroom. You can always eat in our fine dining restaurant or bar if you want from cooking!

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