The Ryder Cup

2014 Ryder Cup Frequently Asked Questions

Where is The 2014 Ryder Cup venue?
The 2014 Ryder Cup venue is The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, where the Ryder Cup will be played on The PGA Centenary Course.

When is The 2014 Ryder Cup?
The 2014 Ryder Cup week is 22 to 28 September, 2014. Competition days are 26, 27 and 28 September, 2014.

Where can I buy 2014 Ryder Cup tickets?
Details can be found here at www.rydercup.com/europe/2014tickets

When will I receive my ticket?
Ticket purchasers will receive a physical ticket for entry to the venue – access will not be permitted with a notification email or any other document. Tickets will be dispatched 4-6 weeks prior to the start of the event.

Where can I get accommodation?
Ryder Cup Travel Services have been successfully organising ticket and accommodation packages to Ryder Cup Matches on both sides of the Atlantic since 1997.

They have a dedicated staff with unrivalled experience in offering its customers great value for money with packages that include everything from ground transportation, tickets, accommodation and hospitality for its customers.

Ryder Cup Travel Services, the official ticket-inclusive package provider for The 2014 Ryder Cup, will have a range of travel programmes to suit your requirements. Contact them by e-mail, enquiries@rcts.co.uk or by telephone +44 (0)870 755 3004 and they will be delighted to assist with your arrangements.

Will there be any packages available for The 2014 Ryder Cup?
Yes. Ryder Cup Travel Services, officially appointed by Ryder Cup Europe, will have travel packages available for sale to The 2014 Ryder Cup on the conclusion of the 2012 Matches in Chicago, USA.

Will there be any rooms available at The Gleneagles Hotel during The 2014 Ryder Cup?
All bedrooms at The Gleneagles Hotel have been given to the event organisers to meet the needs of the players, officials and dignitaries, therefore members of the general public will be unable to stay here during the event.

However there is a wealth of accommodation in the surrounding area and indeed further afield that is ready to look after you during your trip to The 2014 Ryder Cup.

I would like to volunteer at The 2014 Ryder Cup - how will this process work?
The Volunteer application process is now closed. Successful applicants have been informed.

What is The Ryder Cup?
The Ryder Cup is the most prestigious event in golf, and is a biennial golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States, with venues alternating between them.

The format for The Ryder Cup involves various match play competitions between players selected from two teams of twelve. Currently, the matches consist of eight foursomes matches, eight fourball matches and 12 singles matches. The winner of each match scores a point for their team, with ½ a point each for any match that is tied after 18 holes.

Can I play The PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles?
Yes. Check the Offers and Packages section of this website for great deals or visit www.gleneagles.com/golf for more information on green fees and how to book a tee time.

When is the best time to play golf in Scotland?
You can play golf in Scotland all year round. The main golf season is April until September. May and September are the busiest months. We advise you to book well in advance to avoid disappointment. Golf is played by Scots throughout the winter, especially on links courses.

What clothing should I bring?
When playing golf in Scotland we recommend that you come prepared, as the weather can be a little unpredictable. Pack a woollen sweater and a set of waterproofs. It is also worth remembering that many clubs operate a dress code where jeans, collarless shirts and trainers are not permitted. It is best to check directly with the golf club.

What is the provision for wheelchair users or registered disabled?
Disabled and carer tickets are half price. We have a small number of these tickets available for each day. In order to be eligible you must be a wheelchair user and registered disabled. If you need to bring a carer they must be registered and must also purchase a ticket in order to gain entry to the golf course.  If you purchase one of these tickets, you will be required to show proof of your disability on entry to the event