VisitScotland, Scottish Government and partners have been working hard to make The 2019 Solheim Cup an inclusive golf event for families with young children, disabled people, senior visitors – everyone!
Our Accessibility Guide provides detailed information on getting to the event, getting around and customer support available.
The access guide is available online and for download as a word document.
The Solheim Cup has a volunteer team of Access Buddies, available to offer a variety of support, particularly as guests arrive at the venue. Access Buddies can be found in Car Park 3A and at the main entrance.
Access Buddies have received dedicated training to support spectators, they will be able to help you get to security and support you around the venue, if required.
If you would like to arrange for an Access Buddy to meet you upon arrival, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 01764 752130.
If you have access requirements or need a free personal assistant or carer ticket, please make your booking and then contact email@example.com / 01764 752130 for assistance.
Arrival, Transport and Parking
Blue Badge holders can park free of charge in Car Park 3A’s accessible parking bays. This is the closest available parking to the Solheim Cup. If you would like to arrange to park in car park 3A please email firstname.lastname@example.org / or phone 01764 752130.
There will be an accessible drop off / pick up point located at the pedestrian exit from Car Park 3A to take you to the venue. The distance from the drop off / pick up point to the event entrance is 200 metres and is a plastic track path. If you would like to use the drop off please let the parking attendants know when you arrive at the entrance to Car Park 3A.
There is a pedestrian bridge with steps for spectators to cross the A9 road to enter Gleneagles. Guests who do not wish to cross the bridge will be shuttled in wheelchair accessible transport around to Park & Ride A drop off location and onward to the main entrance.
Visitors arriving at Gleneagles railway station have the option to walk or contact a steward to use the accessible shuttle service.
Accessible Shuttle Service
The vehicles being used for the Accessible Shuttle Service can accommodate wheelchairs and mobility scooters. The maximum size is 120cm in length, 70cm width and loaded weight of no more than 300 kg.
Electric Mobility Scooter and Manual Wheelchair Loan Facility
Due to high demand all available event mobility scooters have now been reserved for Saturday and Sunday. Spectators with mobility requirements are still encouraged to attend The 2019 Solheim Cup with their own equipment to take advantage of the hugely popular accessible viewing areas on site and to experience this world-class accessible event.
Any scooters not collected before midday will be released for hire. Spectators should enquire about availability with email@example.com.
There is an induction loop at entrance 3/4 from car park 3A. The loop is portable but located at the ticket counter.
There are a limited number of radio transmitted portable induction loop receiver units which will be available for the Opening Ceremony in the Spectator Village and the 1st tee grandstand. Receiver units can be signed out from the information point located behind the first tee.
Located within the Family Zone in the Spectator Village is a parenting area. The parenting area, which is accessible, is a comfortable space for parents with young children. The Family Zone offers space for children to play under parental supervision.
Assistance dogs have a dedicated area located centrally within the venue for dog spending. If you require assistance locating the spending area or require a water bowl, please ask an access buddy or steward.
We have worked hard to create a dedicated accessible route around the Gleneagles venue which is aiming to have an obstacle-free route around several holes with dedicated view areas.
Download the accessibility map HERE.
There is a dedicated accessible route around the Gleneagles venue which is designed to be an obstacle-free route around several holes with dedicated viewing areas. This is illustrated on the accessible route map.
All viewing areas have movable folding chairs for those requiring a seat or for a personal assistant or carer.
Accessible viewing platforms are flat, raised and carpeted areas adjacent or part of the following grandstands:
• 17th Green
• 18th Green
Accessible viewing areas are located at the following points on the course:
• 1st Tee
• 2nd Tee
• 9th Green
• 10th Tee
• 10th Green
• 11th Tee
• Driving Range
Please see the accessible route map for more information. Maps can be downloaded from the website and print copies will be available at the event.
We have toilet facilities located around the golf course and at entrance points to the venue. These toilets include ladies’, men’s and accessible toilets. We also have a gender-neutral toilet located in the Spectator Village.
Changing Places Toilets
We have two Changing Places Toilets providing an adult sized changing bench and hoist for those who are unable to use a standard accessible toilet. These are located in the Spectator Village and Car Park 3A.
Emergency Evacuation Procedures
In the unlikely event of an emergency evacuation, all visitors at The Solheim Cup will be led to the Rendezvous Points around the course which stewards and marshals will direct you to.
In the event that a Full Site Evacuation occurs security, stewards and marshals will direct you.
Page last updated on 14 Sept 2019