Gleneagles is one of the world's most famous golf resorts with luxurious accommodation and guest facilities and three world class golf courses.
Although The King's course is regarded as the championship course, the Queens course wins the popularity stakes.
Designed by golfing legend James Braid with CK Hutchison, the course first opened in 2017 and has changed little since- although a significant renovation a century later improved the playability of the course in the modern era
The Queens course is set in beautiful rolling hills and forest within the 400 acre Gleneagles estate.
It displays both heathland and parkland characteristics, although I am hesitant to label it a parkland courses as it rolls naturally with the land- much like a heathland or links course.
The Queens is a par 68, and it is a short course playing less than 6000 yards from the medal tees.
Notable holes include:
- the uphill par 4 sixth hole called Drum Sichty
- the par 5 seventh hole (Westin Wyne)
- the pretty par 4 eighth hole (Auld Faul) (see pic at top of page)
- the long par 4 ninth hole called Stey Brae
- the uphill par 4 twelfth hole (Tinker's Gill)
- the delightful par 3 thirteenth hole (Water Kelpie)
- the par 3 fourteenth hole (Witches' Bowster)(see pic mid page)
- the short par 4 fifteenth hole (Leddy's Ain)
The Queens course has a lot going for it- it is a beautful place to be, a fun course that caters for all level of golfers- it really is a joy to play. It is also the preferred choice for the locals, who vote with their feet!
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