Scotland, the home of golf, has many fantastic golf courses and venues, but few can rival the quality of Gleneagles.
Along with three championship golf courses, there is the PGA National Golf Academy, a five-star hotel, conference facilities to rival any location and numerous outdoor pursuits.
On the golf front, the three championship courses will provide an enjoyable test and create many memories for golfers of all levels.
The best known of the three courses, the PGA Centenary, was created by Jack Nicklaus. It played host to the 2014 Ryder Cup, where the European team—under the captaincy of Paul McGinley—recorded an impressive victory over a strong US team.
The signature second hole, “Wester Greenwells,” is named after the ruined croft which sits on a hill behind the green. The course offers a challenge to golfers of all levels and, with five tee positions on each hole, is playable by everyone who wants to take their shot at this terrific track.
The Queen’s course is a championship layout in its own right, and threads through the North and West sides of the estate, offering lovely woodland settings, water hazards and many moorland characteristics.
The course has a long and illustrious history, and has hosted many of golfing’s greats including Seve and Tom Watson. An interesting fact is that astronaut Alan Shepard—the only man to have hit a golf shot on the moon—has played The Queen’s course as well.
The King’s course, designed by the legendary James Braid, opened for play in 1919. It is regarded as one of the most beautiful places to play golf, with views to the rock-faced mountains in the North and the peaks of Trossachs and Ben Vorlich to the West.
Club selection is paramount on approaches to the greens, as they are often elevated and have severe slopes.
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