Perthshire is both the historic and geographic heart of Scotland and has more than indulged in its fair share of golf history. Gleneagles, the standout club in the area, has welcomed some of the biggest names and events to its course, hosting the Ryder Cup in 2014 and an enthralling Solheim Cup in 2019. Other top courses such as Alyth, Blairgowrie, Strathmore, Crieff and Murrayshall offer some of the best mountain views of any courses throughout Scotland and should all be down on the ‘must play’ list. Away from the golf, from its serene glens and endless expanses of lush forest, to its beautiful moors, rushing rivers and tumbling waterfalls, it’s easy to see why Perthshire was named ‘the fairest portion of the northern kingdom’ by Sir Walter Scott. Perthshire has a large range of places to stay including self-catering lodges, luxury spas, countryside hotels, Lochside lodges and family-run B&Bs.