2 – Top 50 UK & Ireland Stay and Play Gleneagles

Gleneagles is indisputably one of the world’s finest golf resorts. This esteemed venue is home to three fine 18-hole courses, including the PGA Centenary – host venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup. Its creator, Jack Nicklaus, once labelled it “the finest parcel of land I’ve ever been given to work with”. The five-star French chateau-style Gleneagles Hotel boasts 232 rooms, 26 sumptuous suites and Scotland’s only two Michelin-starred restaurant. The myriad other activities available at this grand resort range from swimming and spa treatments to fishing, falconry and cycling.

Rooms & suites: 258 Courses: 4 – Queen’s, King’s, PGA Centenary, PGA National Academy Golfbreaks.com best Mar/Apr 2014 deal: One night’s B&B & one round from £147pp. Visit www.golfbreaks.com