With three championship golf courses, Scotland’s PGA National Golf Academy, and described by the Daily Telegraph ULTRA awards as the Best Golf Resort in 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. From the professionals at the very top of the game, to keen amateurs and those just starting out, generations of golfers have experienced the game at Gleneagles, with many more to come.
Whether it is the stunning vistas the courses provide, the thrills and challenges along the way or treading the same turf as some of the legends of the game, there are so many reasons to play golf at Gleneagles.
PGA Centenary Course – Host venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup
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.
The King’s Course
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. The game of golf has changed substantially since this course was originally designed, but its emphatic design and the way it has been updated has kept it one of the most stunning courses in the country.
The Queen’s Course
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.
The PGA National Golf Academy
The Golf Academy at Gleneagles has been leading the revolution in coaching the game since 1994, and in 2010 became Scotland’s PGA National Golf Academy. Today it provides coaching and skills training for all levels, providing a focal point for both today and tomorrow’s golfers. With lessons, demo days and residential training schools, there is huge scope to learn whatever your level.
One of our most popular products at Gleneagles is our Golf Memberships; allowing you to enjoy the pleasures of the game on our championship courses. With multiple membership options available (be it Individual, Corporate or International) there is a package to suit everyone.
Much like everything we do at Gleneagles we strive to ensure the highest standards across every aspect as well as ensuring everything is in place for your stay. Whether you require rooms, dining, The Bar, corporate facilities or other (non-golfing) activities our team will ensure your time with us is special – the thing we cannot organise is how well you play!