gleneagles

Gleneagles Hotel is a World-famous 5 Star Luxury Hotel in Scotland, award-winning Spa & Golf Resort with the three championship courses, the King's Course, the Queen's Course and the Centenary Course as well as the nine hole "Wee Course".

The courses are kept in excellent condition with beautifully manicured fairways and greens, which make it well worth visiting this excellent championship venue in the green heart of Scotland !

kings course

It is located between Stirling and Perth just off the A9 road, with views towards the valley of Gleneagles as seen in the photograph below.

gleneagles golf course

playing gleneagles

Gleneagles consists of the following courses :

  • PGA Centenary Course - Created by Jack Nicklaus, the PGA Centenary Course is the Host Venue for The 2014 Ryder Cup.
  • The King's Course - A Championship Course Created in 1919
  • The Queen's Course
  • The PGA National Academy Course - or "Wee Course"
    A nine-hole, par 3 course - enjoyable for both beginners and experienced players.
  • Pitch & Putt and practice areas
    There is a nine hole Pitch & Putt, as well as an 11 acre championship practice ground, and several putting greens all within easy reach of the Hotel.
  • The Dormy House

dormy house

history of gleneagles

The Gleneagles Hotel and Golf Courses were first conceived in 1910 by Donald Matheson, the General Manager of the Caledonian Railway Company, who was on holidagleneagles hotely locally and had admired the magnificent scenery. The railway line ran through the valley and, he visualised a large country house hotel, built in the style of a palace which would provide leisure in the form of golf to holidaymakers, who would arrive at Gleneagles Station by train.

The famous course designer James Braid designed the King's and Queen's courses in the grounds of the Hotel. The King's Course opened in 1919 and it and the Queen's Course quickly became popular. Although the Gleneagles courses are not by the sea, they do resemble links courses as the soil is quite silty and sandy, a remnant of the ice age !  In 1928, 'The Wee Course' opened, a nine hole course designed by the head greenkeeper, George Alexander. The Wee Course was lengthened to the full eighteen holes in 1974 and renamed Prince's. A fourth course, Glendevon, was opened in 1980.

In the early 1990s, Jack Nicklaus created the Monarch's Course over the eighteen holes of the Glendevon Course and some holes of the Prince's Course (the remaining holes of the Prince's Course were incorporated into a new nine-hole 'Wee Course', designed by the Gleneagles greenkeepers, recalling the original Wee Course of the 1920s). The Monarch's Course was renamed The PGA Centenary Course in February 2001.

 course plan gleneaglesThe Centenary Course is the venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup.

staying nearby

The Gleneagles Hotel and Resort are a fabulous five star facility with beautiful mature parkland grounds.

gleneagles hotel photograph

Gleneagles Hotel is set in a 850 acre estate of beautiful Perthshire countryside. It has a world class Spa and a hair salon, as well as numerous activities on offer such as fishing, falconry, off road driving, shooting and an equestrian centre.falconry

things to see in the area

There is lots to keep you entertained at the Gleneagles Resort itself. However, other options for things to do in the area include some lovely walks. There is a Country style pub in Glendevon as well as restaurants and a few shops in Auchterarder. Further afield you can visit Crieff, which has a Crystal factory as well as shops, and an art gallery. History in the area includes the historic Dupplin Celtic Cross which can be visited in the church in the village of Dunning. 20 minutes north of Auchterarder, you will find the small City of Perth which has a museum, art galleries as well as numerous shops and restaurants, and for arts entertainment there is the newly built Perth Concert Hall as well as Perth Theatre.