We were delighted to be asked by Golf Perthshire to organise the relaunched Legacy Cup in 2020, and the event was a huge success despite the coronavirus guidelines in place at the time. Our competitors really enjoyed the four rounds at Auchterarder, Crieff, Blairgowrie and Gleneagles – particularly the final round played in glorious sunshine on the PGA Centenary course where the Ryder Cup and Solheim Cups were played.
Hurlston Hall’s Will and Janet Oldfield ended the competition on 160 points to lead the way in the mixed pairs section and also overall, with Gary Harvey (Blundells Hill) and Mike Lumsden (Duke’s) coming out on top in the gents pairs on 155.
The event begins at Auchterarder, a beautiful parkland layout with stunning scenery and views towards Gleneagles and the Ochil Hills. The course has a nice blend of holes and provides an enjoyable test for golfers of all abilities. It is particularly noted for the quality of it’s par 3s.
We head to Crieff for Round 2 and our competitors will get to enjoy this lovely inland course which is always presented in excellent condition. Set in the countryside on the edge of the town, most of the holes run along the hillside and offer magnificent views and an overall feeling of escape.
Players will have the option to either take it easy, recharge the batteries, and take in some of the many sights that this region has to offer, or they can choose to play another round at one of the other great Perthshire courses – such as Murrayshall, Pitlochry or one of the fine 9 hole courses.
Our Round 3 venue is the fantastic Rosemount course at Blairgowrie. Designed by James Braid with influence from Alistair MacKenzie, the renowned architect of Augusta National, this is recognised as one of Scotland’s best inland courses and features regularly in the UK Top 100 lists.
Created by the legendary Jack Nicklaus and set in glorious rolling countryside, the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles is well known to the golf world. It was, of course, the venue for memorable European victories in the 2014 Ryder Cup and 2019 Solheim Cup, and is a real ‘must play’ for all golfers.
We have teamed up with some local accommodation providers to offer our Legacy Cup competitors discounted room rates when staying in the area for the week of the event. These preferential rates are available when booking directly with the hotels – please quote ‘LEGACY2021’ when enquiring.
Situated in a 900 acre estate with a Victorian Spa plus countless indoor and outdoor leisure and sporting activities, Crieff Hydro is a large, vibrant hotel with a number of dining options and plenty going on to entertain you in the evenings. The bedrooms are all stylishly decorated and come with en-suite bathrooms, work stations and tea/coffee making facilities.
B&B rates start from £103 per night. To make an enquiry or booking, contact the reservations team on 01764 655555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting ‘LEGACY2021’.
Set amongst some stunning countryside but with easy access from the A9, staying at the Gleneagles Resort is a 5 star experience in every way. The hotel offers beautiful guestrooms complete with all of the modern luxury that you would expect at such a world renowned venue. Guests will have access to a wide range of leisure activities and outdoor pursuits whilst at the resort.
B&B rates start from £350 per night. To make an enquiry or booking, contact Resort Sales on 0800 704 705 or email email@example.com quoting ‘LEGACY2021’.
A sister hotel to the Crieff Hydro, and located just a few hundred yards down the road, guests at the Murraypark can also enjoy the facilities and activities on offer at the Hydro. This is a modern yet homely venue that prides itself on its excellent hospitality and serves a wonderful Scottish breakfast each morning to ensure you get your day off to the best possible start.
B&B rates start from £86 per night. To make an enquiry or booking, contact the reservations team on 01764 655555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting ‘LEGACY2021’.
Murrayshall is situated just 3 miles from Perth and, following a recent period of restoration, now offers a superb four-star country house experience. The wonderfully furnished en-suite rooms are modern and spacious, with many featuring views of the on-site golf course. Murrayshall is perfect for those golfers looking to enjoy the Perthshire scenery during their stay.
B&B rates start from £100.00 per room per night. To make an enquiry or booking, contact Alan on 01738 554804 or email email@example.com quoting ‘LEGACY2021’.
Leven House B&B is located a 1 minute walk from Crieff High Street. It is a family run bed and breakfast offering comfortable and friendly accommodation. All of the 6 rooms are en-suite and offer views of the surrounding Perth countryside or the garden. There is a large private car park at the rear.
B&B rates start from £70 per night. To make an enquiry or booking, contact Duncan on 01764 652529 or email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting ‘LEGACY2021’.
> All competitors will play in pairs at each of the four courses during the competition.
> The event is a 72 hole Betterball Stableford competition, and the pair with the highest score after the four rounds will be declared the Legacy Cup winners.
> As well as the overall Legacy Cup, there will be additional prizes for best overall scores for both mixed and same gender pairs, and daily prizes for the best scores each day.
> Prizes will be presented following Round 4 – any prize winners not in attendance must contact the organisers to claim their prize, and will be liable for any costs incurred in sending their prize to them.
> The event organisers reserve the right to amend the format of the competition should the number of entrants or weather conditions dictate.
> All entrants must be amateurs and members of recognised golf clubs, and hold an active or competitive handicap.
> Overseas entrants must provide proof of their exact handicap, which may be adjusted according to the Slope Rating of their home course.
> CDH numbers or handicap certificates must be provided before the start of the event.
> Entrants must be over the age of 18 on the date of the first round.
> Maximum handicap allowance is 24 for men and 36 for ladies – 90% handicap allowance is given.
> A draw will be produced for each days play, and the event will be played in 4 balls.
> Should any entrants wish to withdraw from the event, a full refund (less any charges incurred) will be guaranteed up until 2 months before the start date of the event. Withdrawals after this date will receive 50% of their entry fee, unless a replacement can be found.