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In Their Words ...........
With three championship golf courses, Scotland’s PGA National Golf Academy, and a member of Great Golf Resorts of the World – golf is at the very heart of Gleneagles. There has been golf at Gleneagles longer than the Hotel’s 90 year history, with the first course – The King’s Course – dating back to 1919, but this longevity has driven us to develop some of the best courses and coaching in the world.
With a par of 73, the PGA Centenary Course is a perennial favourite. A Championship course to rival the best it started out as the Monarch’s Course, before a redesign by legendary golfer and course architect, Jack Nicklaus, back in 1993. It was renovated further 2011, in anticipation of the Ryder Cup coming to Gleneagles, ensuring a spectacular course for years to come. Today the course is one to challenge the best and thrill anyone who plays on it – truly a course for the players.
Dating back to 1919 – predating the hotel by five years – the King’s Course has stood the test of time, remaining a challenge for both professionals and amateurs alike. Selecting the right club for each approach shot is the secret on the King's. It is certainly one of the most beautiful and exhilarating places to play golf in the world, with the springy moorland turf underfoot, the sweeping views from the tees all around, the rock-faced mountains to the north, the green hills to the south, and the peaks of the Trossachs and Ben Vorlich on the western horizon. "Readers of Celebrated Living, the luxury magazine for American Airlines, voted the King's Course 6th in their Platinum list of International Golf Courses."
Tom Watson and Johnny Miller – just two of the famous names that have played the Queen’s Course of the years, making this so much more than just our third course. Sitting on the northern and western sides of our estate, the Queen’s Course takes in high ridges, water hazards, woodland and ditches, showing off the natural beauty of the area – but do not let that deceive you, this is a challenging course with plenty of surprises in store.
Essential Information at a glance, for YourGolfDay
- Coursetype: PGA Centenary Course, mixture of Parkland and Heathland set as it is in the heart of Scotland,the country that gave the world golf. Nicklaus described the course as "the finest parcel of land in the world I have ever been given to work with". The tees are graded at each hole in five stages, including a challenging 6,815 yards from the white markers down to 5,322 from the red. The PGA Centenary Course begins by playing southeast towards the glen, sweeping up the Ochil Hills to the summit of the pass below Ben Shee which joins it to Glendevon.
- Coursetype: The Kings Course, opened in 1919, is a masterpiece of golf course design, which has tested the aristocracy of golf. James Braid's plan for the King's Course was to test even the best players' shot-making skills over the eighteen holes. One of the most beautiful and exhilarating places to play golf in the world, with the springy moorland turf underfoot, the sweeping views from the tees all around, the rock-faced mountains to the north, the green hills to the south, and the peaks of the Trossachs and Ben Vorlich on the western horizon
- Coursetype: The Queens Course, in its long history, has played host to some of the world's golfing greats. Threading through high ridges on the north and west sides of the estate, the Queen's golf course offers lovely woodland settings, lochans and ditches as water hazards, as well as many moorland characteristics.
- Number Of Holes: The three courses are all 18 holes
- Yardage: PGA Centenary Course white tees 6757 yds, The Kings Course white tees 6471 yds, The Queens Course white tees 5965 yds
- Par: PGA Centenary Course 72, The Kings Course white tees 70, The Queens Course white tees 68
- Bar/Restaurant: Extensive quality dining on this Golf resort
- Drinks/Snacks: Yes
- Changing Facilities: Yes
- Shower Facilities: Yes
- Pro-Shop: Retail outlets on the resort selling Gleneagles branded golf accessories
- Golf Club Hire: Golf Clubs available to hire by round or by day, Footjoy Dryjoys shoes available to hire
- Buggy Hire: Buggies only available for the PGA Centenary course, Caddie services are available
- Trolley Hire: Pull trolleys and PowaKaddy power trolleys available to hire
- Practice Area: PGA National Golf Academy practice Facility, Driving Range, Pitching Bays, Short Game area
- Putting Practice: Putting Greens and Bunker practice area
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