In September 2014 (23-28 September), for the first time in more than 40 years and only the second time in history, one of the world’s greatest sporting contests, The Ryder Cup, will take place on the PGA Centenary Course at The Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland.
The Ryder Cup, which takes place every two years, sees 24 of the best players from Europe and the United States go head-to-head in a match play competition.
Around 45,000 spectators from 75 countries are expected to attend the event each day, with more than 250,000 visitors expected over the course of the week.
As part of Scotland’s Ryder Cup commitment, a portfolio of domestic golf events have been supported by EventScotland since 2003, of which the 2014 Ryder Cup will be the 55th one.
As one of the largest sporting events, The Ryder Cup is broadcast to 183 countries worldwide reaching more than half a billion homes on each day of the competition.
With the eyes of the golfing world focused on Scotland and on our many wonderful courses, The 2014 Ryder Cup presents Scotland with a number of unique business, tourism and legacy opportunities, including increasing the number of young people involved in the sport through ClubGolf.
Hosting The 2014 Ryder Cup will provide great economic benefit to Scotland both locally and nationally. A full independent evaluation will be carried out by Sheffield Hallam University once the event has taken place. Golf is a key tourism market for Scotland and The 2014 Ryder Cup will act as a further catalyst for inbound golf tourism growth. The 2014 Ryder Cup will leave a great legacy.