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tee off paloma villaverde de rico The Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire The Gleneagles Hotel is all abuzz in 2014, celebrating 90 years since opening its doors and gearing up to play host to this year's Ryder Cup (September). This is the year for golf aficionados to hit the greens at Gleneagles, once described as the "eighth wonder of the world." Set within 850 acres of Perthshire countryside, this stunning Leading Hotels of the World property is home to three championship golf courses- the PGA Centenary Course, The King's Course, and The Queen's Course; the PGA National Academy Course; Pitch & Putt and practice areas; a spa; 232 guestrooms and 26 suites; Scotland's only two Michelin-star restaurant, Andrew Fairlie; and an array of outdoor activities such as falconry, horseback riding, off-road driving and clay shooting. The Only Way to Play package offers guests the chance to play on the same 18 holes as Europe and America's best golfers, as they test their skills on The PGA Centenary Course, host venue to the 2014 Ryder Cup. Between Aug. 15-31, and Sept. 30-Oct. 31, The PGA Centenary Course will be exclusively available for hotel guests. Included in the package is an overnight stay with breakfast and teeing off on those 18 holes. Rates start at $1,158 per room, per night and fluctuate depending on dates. 18 may 2014 The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, St. Andrews Located on the edge of one of the world's most famous golf spots, the 17th Road Hole of the Old Course, The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa features 144 refurbished guestrooms and suites-think a rich-red palette with silk-lined walls, private balconies, Kohler bathroom products, and views that will inspire even non-golfers. And although this Leading Hotels of the World property has an esteemed location, no hotel has privileged access to the Old Course, so guests tee off on the hotel's own 18-hole, The Duke's, originally designed by Peter Thomson and renovated in 2006 by Tim Liddy. Onsite there's also a great choice of bars and restaurants, including Sands Grill, Road Hole Restaurant and a traditional pub, The Jigger Inn, although golfers will feel right at home at The Duke's Bar & Grill, serving a traditional Scottish golfers' menu. Recommend guests take a detour to the Road Hole Bar, offering Scotland's finest malt whiskies from over 200 distilleries. Oh, and there's the divine Kohlers Water Spa, with a rooftop hot tub and thermal suite with its own hydrotherapy pool, plunge pool, Japanese steam room, sauna with light therapy and laminar flow showers. The hotel offers myriad golf and non-golf packages; call for details. or ● This photo: Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St. Andrews, where the game was born. Left, top: Family golf time at The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire. ●

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend May 2014

Editor's Notes
Hotel Desk: Le Meridien
Tour Talk: Contiki Vacations
Tee Off in Spain
Tee Off in Scotland
Jerusalem & Tel Aviv: A (Short) Tale of Two Cities
AmaWaterways Sails into Myanmar
American Cruise Lines is on a Roll
Venturing Through Bordeaux With Viking
Martinique Travel Planner
Ecuador Goes Luxe
Mexico Destination Weddings & Honeymoons
Saint Lucia
Salamander Resort & Spa, Virginia
PGA National Resort & Spa, Florida

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