2019 - The Solheim Cup
The Solheim Cup at Gleneagles was a legacy benefit from 2014. EventScotland submitted the successful bid for this event. This was backed and underwritten by the Scottish Government.
The event became the highest attended women’s golf tournament ever held in the UK with record crowds of more than 90,000. The 2019 Solheim Cup was hailed as the best-ever hosting of the event.
It also set a benchmark for staging family-friendly and accessible golf events through its partnership with Euan’s Guide.
A sustainability action plan for the event was developed with the GEO Foundation. This was in order to minimise the environmental footprint of the cup and to conserve biodiversity.
The Solheim Cup fulfilled its pre-event promise of equality, experience and innovation. It achieved this through everything from transport planning to on-course infrastructure and more.