Gleneagles Hotel and Golf Courses

Gleneagles Hotel and Golf Courses, Auchterarder, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scotland, PH3 1NF

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Fortunately Gleneagles still has two excellent courses in the Kings and the Queens. The PGA Centenary however is testimony to the fact that being the greatest golfer of all time does not make you a proper golf course architect. The Kings and Queens, designed as they were by the legendary James Braid, sit perfectly in the breathtaking landscape. The Nicklaus course however stands out like a sore thump. Having served its purpose of hosting the Ryder Cup the best course of action might be to tear the Centenary up and, as was the case before it was created, replace it with two far better and more fitting layouts.

Posted by Steven Grange on 12/10/2014
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I have been lucky enough to have played both the PGA several times, both before and after the major rehaul works for the Ryder cup, and also the Queens course.
though yet to play the Kings I can't really comment on that, but would say, in reference to the other two, the Queens is a nice enjoyable course, this offers a bit of a challenge and a relatively easy round of golf.
In comparison however, the PGA, is quite simply the opposite end of he spectrum. Its a long hard course, and by long, I also mean from green to tee, some of the walks between holes and long, and up and down. Evertime I've came off the PGA, I know I've been in a physical challenge, as well as a severe golfing challenge.

Its pretty much expected when the best players in the world arrive next month, and are playing off just over 7,000 (which is really short for them) they will get birdies galore, look at the recent results of the Jonnie Walker Championship, and you will see scores often around the high -15 to -18 ends up winning, and in all fairness, those guys are not normally the top 20 players in the world.

But, for amateurs, the course is a great test, great course, in a superb setting, and a must if you ever get the chance.

Posted by Chris Laidler on 21/08/2014
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This is the best golf resort I've ever stayed at.

The rooms were excellent and the service beyond anything I've experienced before at a hotel in the UK. It is a five-star hotel but it is a lot better than some others I've stayed in.

The golf was excellent, whilst I didn't get to play the King's which is apparently the best of the lot we found the PGA Centenary a great challenge and are really looking forward to watching the players compete here for the Ryder Cup.

The Queen's course was shorter but very enjoyable - it's nice that someone can make a challenging par-4 which is less than 400 yards rather than most designers just resorting to length off the tee.

Posted by Daniel on 16/06/2014
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Had a one night tour golf travel deal for which my 14 year old son (plays off 4) and i stayed in the Gleneagles hotel for a total of £295 including breakfast. The hotel was out of this world and the staff were wonderful.But now comes the review of the course. Overall it was in all honesty a bit of a disappointment. The Front 9 were a great test of golf but from a very average par 3 10th the course suddenly had the look of a samey samey course with the 11th and 14th being similar type holes and likewise the 13th and 15th.. a bog standard par 5 16th over water was followed by a par three then the strangest looking green i have ever seen to finish the round. The green dropped away sharply on the left handside as you approached.something you couldnt see from 100 yards back down the fairway which made the approach shot so much more difficult We had dinner in the hotel and even though it had only been 4 hours since we had played the course we were struggling to remember 3 or 4 of the holes..I have to be fair and say the overall package including accommodation at £295 was brilliant but i have played courses which are better and are much cheaper.

Posted by Duncan Holding on 22/10/2013
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Played the PGA Centenary Course on Wednesday 27th June 2012 in a group of 14, including 6 visiting Canadians. There had been severe overnight rain and those who decided to ride in buggies were cofined to the cart path, which involved some fairly lengthy walk-downs to play shots/locate the ball.

The course was very wet and the new turfing had yet to fully bed in on some areas.

The course was a real challenge....even off the yellows....and we all left feeling bruised and battered by the course. If the wind blows in September 2014, even the Pros will find it challenging!

We were surprised and delighted to find Jack Nicklaus visiting the course on an inspection trip and a couple of the Canadians shook his hand... they loved it!

A memorable and challenging day...I think it's too much for me off a 15 Handicap!!

Findlay McClymont, Ascot

Posted by Findlay McClymont on 03/07/2012
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Gleneagles is by far my favourite place to visit for a short golf break. I have been playing golf for 32 years and have been lucky enough to play the game I love all over the world. I have played countless world class golf courses and stayed in many a five star hotel...and as they say, "the cream rises to the top". Gleneagles offers the total package. The hotel is just ridiculous...one member of staff per guest ensures outstanding service. The restaurants are out of this world and if you get a chance to eat at Andrew Farlie you will be blown away.

If you can bring yourself to leave the comfort of, in my opinion, the best hotel in the world, then you will find three fantastic golf courses waiting for you. The Queens is a charming layout and the back nine is simply splendid. The PGA Centenary is good as well but in my opinion lacks some of the charm found on the Kings and Queens. The Kings is my favourite golf course of all time and I'm sure if it was a bit longer they would have chosen it to host the 2014 Ryder Cup over the PGA. Every hole is a stunner and I hate walking off the 18th knowing I will have to wait another year to return!

Five star accommodation...five star service...five star golf...what more can you say?

Posted by Harry Walton on 11/07/2011
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Played the Kings on 14 June and the Queens (for the first time)on 15 June.

After playing the Kings in 2006 I thought it was the best course I had ever played. Since then I thought that maybe my judgement was exaggerated. No, I was right the first time - it is still the best course I have ever played!

There are no weak holes, the scenery is wonderful and the re-vamped dormy house oozes class.

The Queens is worthy of a 9/10. It is more compact and tree lined than the Kings but no worse off for that. There are many fine holes - the 6th, 9th, 12th and 17th are outstanding, and there is a lovely finishing hole with the opportunity to give it a good larrup from a raised tee.

Playing at this venue is an absolute pleasure and one that I hope to repeat in the not too distant future.

Posted by Peter Frost on 19/06/2011
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Stayed in a Sovereign room at Gleneagles and although I didnt spend a huge amount of time in there, it has to be the nicest hotel room I have ever been in. Apparently all of the rooms are different in style so I guess I will have to back to check for myself!

Everything about the hotel screams class and short of packing your bags and tying your shoes the staff couldnt do more for you! The dining experiences on offer are out of this world...I have never spent so long attempting to choose something off a menu before!

I was lucky enough to play all three courses and their reputation is certainly deserved. The PGA was an enjoyable track however in my view it is massively overshadowed by the Queen's and particularly the King's. Although the layout was slightly less special than the other two courses I will reserve final judgement until I play it again. The greens had suffered from snow mould and as a result were not at their best. I was assured that they are usually top class and had no reason to believe otherwise.

The Queen's isnt as long as the others but the stretch of holes from the 12th onwards is pretty special. Two of the best par 3's you could hope to play come at *** and 17.

On the King's we got unlucky with the weather and had to hide in the half way house for a while...Not that that was thing as there were plenty of refreshments on offer and we chose to blow the froth of a couple! When we emerged from the back nine the clouds had rolled in and you literally couldnt see further than 120 yards! But the quality if the course still shone through and with the help of an employee we were able to enjoy it none the less. So much so that despite the bizarre conditions I would rate it as one of the top three courses I have ever played! I will definately be going back again and again until I get to experience it in the sunshine!

All in all the enitre experience is top drawer...I have played golf all over the world and have never come accross an all encompassing golf resort that has come close to this.

A must for any golf fans! 5/5

Posted by Rory Anderson on 09/05/2011
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Amazing course, amazing hotel, amazing weekend!!

It's hard to describe the feeling of strutting the fairways at Gleneagles and the luxury of the hotel so I would just go and check it out for yourself!!

5 stars all round!

Posted by Nick Webster on 28/03/2011
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my partner won a help for heroes auction {paid £100} which enabled me and my 11 year old to have the chance of a lifetime and play gleneagles. I decided on us playing the queens course. What a magnificent venue for golf. We had an 840 start time on 6-8-10 so we had a spot of breakfast then got to the first tee a few minutes early. The starter was brilliant and the ranger who appeared at periodic intervals also helped us around the course............
the golf was tough and imo its not a course for high handicappers as its unlikely they will score well {im off 23 } and I failed to par any hole although I kept the ball reasonably straight {only lost 1 ball} & had a 3-4 Putts for par but missed them all sadly. My son played very well and had a great time.
The experience was out of this world I would love to play again one day.
I'm giving 10 for value for money as the experience cost £100. There are deals to play the course at a competitive rate at various times


Posted by Duncan Holding on 06/08/2010
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Played the Kings course back in September 2006 and should have submitted a review then rather than forgetting to do it!
The best course I have played anywhere (and I've played 220 odd). Every hole has a different challenge and it is hard to pick the best as they are all superb. Pick a nice day, go for the after 3pm reduced green fee, and treat yourself to James Braid's masterpiece.

Posted by Peter Frost on 10/03/2008
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King's Course
Scotland 2007 Day 4.
If there was one word that I would use to describe this course, it would be 'tough'.
We didn't believe it at the time, but as our caddy said, this course is harder than Carnoustie.
He was ultimately to be proved unerringly right.
Our points average at King's was six shots per person LESS than it was at Carnoustie Championship. And, yes, the weather was behaving itself on both occasions.
Anything beyond the first cut of rough is virtually guaranteed to be a goner.
Some of the par '4's (especially 4 and 6) were par 5s by any other name.
And there's next to no roll – particularly on the outward 9, which means everything has to be flown all the way.
Despite the chastening experience, you can't help but admire the incredible beauty of the surroundings and the conditioning of the course.
That said, a score is out there if you can hold on during the front nine (usually into the wind), keep it straight and take advantage of the downhill back 9.
But, overall, this was a learning experience - big time.
I've said it before at Royal St David’s, and I'll say it again here.
"I'll be back."
But there's always tomorrow and in this case that means Montrose…
9.4/10
'Young P'

Posted by 'Young P' on 27/08/2007
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Played the Queens at 5am in June 2007, as dawn was breaking. stunning scenery and the dew covered queens couldn't have looked better. a great course, tough but fair and rewards attacking golf. thoroughly recommended and would love to go back, as well as play the other two main courses. off course facilities good but must admit, a little bit disappointed with the gear available in the pro shop. hope to go back soon.

Posted by Marcus Wroe on 22/07/2007
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Queen's Course: Scotland 2006 started here for Young B, Young P and Mofy. It wasn't exactly planned that way but a quick detour from the A9 to have a cheeky peek at Gleneagles and some Young P charm in the pro-shop led to us to take early advantage of their amazing £40 offer after 5pm.
The total yardage of the Queen's may be short but don't think this is a pushover. The course is armed with a number of long, testing par 4s, particularly the 3rd, 6th (in my view the best hole on the course), and then a trio around the turn at 9 (stiff uphill approach shot likely to play around 200 yards), 10 (curves inexorably to the left with the green outrageously tucked away) and 12 (deceptive second shot with a big drop).
There are also five par 3s but the longer ones at 5, 14 and 17 are tough to secure par on.
The course was in absolutely superb condition. I've played some good tracks but never seen anything like the sand in these bunkers, which felt as soft as walking on a fur carpet in slippers.
With about another 150 miles to go to hit our planned destination of the Dornoch circuit, we couldn't hang around afterwards but I'm giving the Off Course a rating of 10 purely because it's Gleneagles and it must be amazing.
Next stop: the somewhat less grand surroundings of Tarbat GC...
9.1/10
'Young P'

Posted by 'Young P' on 28/08/2006
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Played PGA in June 2004, 2 days after the Diageo Championship. I don't know if the rough is always that long, but boy was it tough! The setting was amazing, especially as it is so different to the Queens & Kings courses. It is probably the most attractive and well manicured golf course I have ever played, with the truest greens I have used.
I played on a special post 5pm £40 offer and it was fantastic value.
A truely memorable experience. The only negative was the lack of halfway house for some food.

Posted by Rupert Paul on 16/06/2004
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Played the Queens and PGA on 2nd October, taking advantage of a special October rate advertised on the internet. Had played the Kings course last October (comments already submitted). The Queens is a great course, well groomed, as you would expect, and not overly long. A really enjoyable experience, even if it was a little misty early on before the sun burned through. After soup in the clubhouse for lunch, it was time to tackle the PGA. What a monster off the back tees! A totally different golfing setup to either of the other two courses. Easy to see why the Ryder Cup will be coming here to be played over such a stadium course - everything is big (including the walks from green to the next tee). Some of the (vast) bunkering is way over the top, an obvious Americanisation that is totally out of character is a Scottish setting and this detracts from the whole golfing experience. A lot of work will need to be done to the 18th to make it worthy of a Ryder final hole. Glad to have played the three courses now but cannot understand how the PGA got into a recent top 20 of Scottish courses.

Posted by James Mccann on 14/10/2003
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Played both PGA and the Kings on 25th March. Could have booked better weather it was a little cool and misty most of the day. Played PGA in the morning and whilst off 20 shot a nett 74, very pleased especially when reading some of the other comments below. Would have preferred to walk and carry but buggies were ordered. Onto the Kings, how they can say the 1st is protected by a slope and bunker I do not know, it is a mountain and an open cast mine. Still went into and got out in 1 from that 'mine'. Played the course off the yellows and on the 2nd left my drive about 28 paces off the green, a 360 yard drive!!! Walked off there after 18 holes not having scored on 4 but still with 30 points, very pleased. Hoping to return one day and combine the Queens with the Kings. The clubhouse prices are a reflection of where you are and so a bit pricey, but you don't get here too often. Lots of top dressing on the PGA meant a few missed puts and maybe at least 5 shots lost where without the dressing they would have been in the hole, still, superb views over the surrounding country and a place to visit without doubt no matter the cost if you like to play seriously. Good luck.

Posted by Don Miller on 28/03/2003
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Played the Kings Course yesterday in typical wet and windy weather. This course is a gem in excellent condition and all set in the most stunning of Scottish moorland scenery. It is a course unchanged in 80 years and so you will have to get used to the mass of blind shots encountered on every other hole. Like so many courses of championship calabre, it is a case of hitting everything straight and long or the penalties are severe. However, the difference with this course is that even when your score has been ruined, it is still a delight to walk around.

Posted by MH on 16/10/2002
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Played the Kings course yesterday (taking advantage of a
2-fore1 low season half price offer). Two of our four ball
have an industry competition final there in three days and
they wanted to check the place out in advance. -Are they
ever glad that they did! They will now be mentally
toughened up for their return whilst the thirty other
competitors will still be trying to get over the shock of
playing such a demanding course.
I thought only links courses that I've played this year
like Royal Aberdeen and Leven were difficult due to the
heavy penalties paid for straying off narrow fairways -
add the Kings course to that list of tough tracks!
It got a little easier on the back nine but by that time
a lot of medium handicappers will have been well and truly
cheesed off with what has happened over the earlier holes.
One point of serious complaint was the firmness of the
(many steeped faced) bunkers. Hard pan lies gave next to
no chance of getting out and close to pin placements - very
disappointing.
On the positive side, the Dormy Clubhouse was very well
appointed and a couple of beers with the soup and
sandwiches soon saw our party back in fine fettle after
a traumatic afternoon.

Posted by James McCann on 03/10/2002
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played the monarchs course in october for 20 pounds instead of 100.absolute heaven but very tough.play off ten handicap,had eight pars and still finished 21 over.still my best days golf ever

Posted by eddie mair on 09/10/2001
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Gleneagles Kings was a terrific course, and one that should be played if you can possibly work it in your trip. A beautiful parkland course, it is demanding, but offers some chances for good scoring and always makes for great pictures. Terrific selection of veteran caddies helps a lot, and don't expect too much of yourself the first round out. Was pretty enough that my wife made the walk with me just to take pictures, and the downhill 18th gives you a good chance to finish strong. Very, very enjoyable.

Posted by Clay Ballentine on 11/09/2001
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(Kings) Tremendous course in A1 condition, but exceptionally difficult to score. When we played it was very windy with all the uphill holes playing into the prevailing wind and every pin set on a 'hogs back'. Although a very pleasant and scenic walk, it is not an easy one unless you have one leg shorter than the other (no buggies allowed which is a crying shame). Play it once just for the experience, unless you are a professional hill-walker or masochist!!! I have played some notably difficult courses in my time including Carnoustie, Perranporth, Panmure, St. Mellion and East Aberdeenshire but on the day I played Gleneagles, I felt it was the most difficult course I have played.

Posted by Dave Clifford on 06/09/2001
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Not for high handicappers when the wind is up (when isn't it?). I watched a 10 handicapper lose 9 balls in the first 12 holes. In other words, don't miss the fairways or greens, or else. Incredible setting, beautiful course, but tricked up in the same Nicklaus tradition as Long Bay in Myrtle Beach. Play the Kings & Queens courses first. Then if you must, have a wee dram and have at it.

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Gleneagles seems to think that all golfers can afford to spend hundreds of pounds at the hotel before playing the Kings course. This is obviously not the case; however, if you really want a game, try to get friendly with a member. I had a game with a member in November 95 which should have cost 20; the starter (called Tom Watson, would you believe) waived the charge due to the foggy weather ! The course itself is fabulous in every way. If you can possibly do it, play it.

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2nd Favorite Stop Next To Prestwick Old Course. A Great Course And A Great Hotel!!! I Can't Wait Till My Trip Back Next July!!!! A Very Challenging Course That Actually Had A Snack Stand At The Tenth Hole. We Needed It As It Was Very Hot. Very Challenging Course The Heather Was High But My Score Was Low. Steve Mckenna Los Angeles, Ca. Usa Steve.mckenna@west.sun.com

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Fortunately Gleneagles still has two excellent courses in the Kings and the Queens. The PGA Centenary however is testimony to the fact that being the greatest golfer of all time does not make you a proper golf course architect. The Kings and Queens, designed as they were by the legendary James Braid, sit perfectly in the breathtaking landscape. The Nicklaus course however stands out like a sore thump. Having served its purpose of hosting the Ryder Cup the best course of action might be to tear the Centenary up and, as was the case before it was created, replace it with two far better and more fitting layouts.

Posted by Steven Grange on 12/10/2014
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I have been lucky enough to have played both the PGA several times, both before and after the major rehaul works for the Ryder cup, and also the Queens course.
though yet to play the Kings I can't really comment on that, but would say, in reference to the other two, the Queens is a nice enjoyable course, this offers a bit of a challenge and a relatively easy round of golf.
In comparison however, the PGA, is quite simply the opposite end of he spectrum. Its a long hard course, and by long, I also mean from green to tee, some of the walks between holes and long, and up and down. Evertime I've came off the PGA, I know I've been in a physical challenge, as well as a severe golfing challenge.

Its pretty much expected when the best players in the world arrive next month, and are playing off just over 7,000 (which is really short for them) they will get birdies galore, look at the recent results of the Jonnie Walker Championship, and you will see scores often around the high -15 to -18 ends up winning, and in all fairness, those guys are not normally the top 20 players in the world.

But, for amateurs, the course is a great test, great course, in a superb setting, and a must if you ever get the chance.

Posted by Chris Laidler on 21/08/2014
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This is the best golf resort I've ever stayed at.

The rooms were excellent and the service beyond anything I've experienced before at a hotel in the UK. It is a five-star hotel but it is a lot better than some others I've stayed in.

The golf was excellent, whilst I didn't get to play the King's which is apparently the best of the lot we found the PGA Centenary a great challenge and are really looking forward to watching the players compete here for the Ryder Cup.

The Queen's course was shorter but very enjoyable - it's nice that someone can make a challenging par-4 which is less than 400 yards rather than most designers just resorting to length off the tee.

Posted by Daniel on 16/06/2014
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Had a one night tour golf travel deal for which my 14 year old son (plays off 4) and i stayed in the Gleneagles hotel for a total of £295 including breakfast. The hotel was out of this world and the staff were wonderful.But now comes the review of the course. Overall it was in all honesty a bit of a disappointment. The Front 9 were a great test of golf but from a very average par 3 10th the course suddenly had the look of a samey samey course with the 11th and 14th being similar type holes and likewise the 13th and 15th.. a bog standard par 5 16th over water was followed by a par three then the strangest looking green i have ever seen to finish the round. The green dropped away sharply on the left handside as you approached.something you couldnt see from 100 yards back down the fairway which made the approach shot so much more difficult We had dinner in the hotel and even though it had only been 4 hours since we had played the course we were struggling to remember 3 or 4 of the holes..I have to be fair and say the overall package including accommodation at £295 was brilliant but i have played courses which are better and are much cheaper.

Posted by Duncan Holding on 22/10/2013
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Played the PGA Centenary Course on Wednesday 27th June 2012 in a group of 14, including 6 visiting Canadians. There had been severe overnight rain and those who decided to ride in buggies were cofined to the cart path, which involved some fairly lengthy walk-downs to play shots/locate the ball.

The course was very wet and the new turfing had yet to fully bed in on some areas.

The course was a real challenge....even off the yellows....and we all left feeling bruised and battered by the course. If the wind blows in September 2014, even the Pros will find it challenging!

We were surprised and delighted to find Jack Nicklaus visiting the course on an inspection trip and a couple of the Canadians shook his hand... they loved it!

A memorable and challenging day...I think it's too much for me off a 15 Handicap!!

Findlay McClymont, Ascot

Posted by Findlay McClymont on 03/07/2012
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Gleneagles is by far my favourite place to visit for a short golf break. I have been playing golf for 32 years and have been lucky enough to play the game I love all over the world. I have played countless world class golf courses and stayed in many a five star hotel...and as they say, "the cream rises to the top". Gleneagles offers the total package. The hotel is just ridiculous...one member of staff per guest ensures outstanding service. The restaurants are out of this world and if you get a chance to eat at Andrew Farlie you will be blown away.

If you can bring yourself to leave the comfort of, in my opinion, the best hotel in the world, then you will find three fantastic golf courses waiting for you. The Queens is a charming layout and the back nine is simply splendid. The PGA Centenary is good as well but in my opinion lacks some of the charm found on the Kings and Queens. The Kings is my favourite golf course of all time and I'm sure if it was a bit longer they would have chosen it to host the 2014 Ryder Cup over the PGA. Every hole is a stunner and I hate walking off the 18th knowing I will have to wait another year to return!

Five star accommodation...five star service...five star golf...what more can you say?

Posted by Harry Walton on 11/07/2011
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Stayed in a Sovereign room at Gleneagles and although I didnt spend a huge amount of time in there, it has to be the nicest hotel room I have ever been in. Apparently all of the rooms are different in style so I guess I will have to back to check for myself!

Everything about the hotel screams class and short of packing your bags and tying your shoes the staff couldnt do more for you! The dining experiences on offer are out of this world...I have never spent so long attempting to choose something off a menu before!

I was lucky enough to play all three courses and their reputation is certainly deserved. The PGA was an enjoyable track however in my view it is massively overshadowed by the Queen's and particularly the King's. Although the layout was slightly less special than the other two courses I will reserve final judgement until I play it again. The greens had suffered from snow mould and as a result were not at their best. I was assured that they are usually top class and had no reason to believe otherwise.

The Queen's isnt as long as the others but the stretch of holes from the 12th onwards is pretty special. Two of the best par 3's you could hope to play come at *** and 17.

On the King's we got unlucky with the weather and had to hide in the half way house for a while...Not that that was thing as there were plenty of refreshments on offer and we chose to blow the froth of a couple! When we emerged from the back nine the clouds had rolled in and you literally couldnt see further than 120 yards! But the quality if the course still shone through and with the help of an employee we were able to enjoy it none the less. So much so that despite the bizarre conditions I would rate it as one of the top three courses I have ever played! I will definately be going back again and again until I get to experience it in the sunshine!

All in all the enitre experience is top drawer...I have played golf all over the world and have never come accross an all encompassing golf resort that has come close to this.

A must for any golf fans! 5/5

Posted by Rory Anderson on 09/05/2011
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Course information

Number of holes 18
Year opened 1993
Designer Jack Nicklaus
Style Moorland

Tee information

Competition

Yards 6757
Par 72
SSS 74

Mens

Yards 6315
Par 72
SSS 72

Ladies

Yards 5271
Par 72
SSS 72

Green Fees

Summer/High season

Weekday round£155
Weekend round£155
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Weekday round£60
Weekend round£70
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5 reviews of King's Course

Fortunately Gleneagles still has two excellent courses in the Kings and the Queens. The PGA Centenary however is testimony to the fact that being the greatest golfer of all time does not make you a proper golf course architect. The Kings and Queens, designed as they were by the legendary James Braid, sit perfectly in the breathtaking landscape. The Nicklaus course however stands out like a sore thump. Having served its purpose of hosting the Ryder Cup the best course of action might be to tear the Centenary up and, as was the case before it was created, replace it with two far better and more fitting layouts.

Posted by Steven Grange on 12/10/2014
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Gleneagles is by far my favourite place to visit for a short golf break. I have been playing golf for 32 years and have been lucky enough to play the game I love all over the world. I have played countless world class golf courses and stayed in many a five star hotel...and as they say, "the cream rises to the top". Gleneagles offers the total package. The hotel is just ridiculous...one member of staff per guest ensures outstanding service. The restaurants are out of this world and if you get a chance to eat at Andrew Farlie you will be blown away.

If you can bring yourself to leave the comfort of, in my opinion, the best hotel in the world, then you will find three fantastic golf courses waiting for you. The Queens is a charming layout and the back nine is simply splendid. The PGA Centenary is good as well but in my opinion lacks some of the charm found on the Kings and Queens. The Kings is my favourite golf course of all time and I'm sure if it was a bit longer they would have chosen it to host the 2014 Ryder Cup over the PGA. Every hole is a stunner and I hate walking off the 18th knowing I will have to wait another year to return!

Five star accommodation...five star service...five star golf...what more can you say?

Posted by Harry Walton on 11/07/2011
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Played the Kings on 14 June and the Queens (for the first time)on 15 June.

After playing the Kings in 2006 I thought it was the best course I had ever played. Since then I thought that maybe my judgement was exaggerated. No, I was right the first time - it is still the best course I have ever played!

There are no weak holes, the scenery is wonderful and the re-vamped dormy house oozes class.

The Queens is worthy of a 9/10. It is more compact and tree lined than the Kings but no worse off for that. There are many fine holes - the 6th, 9th, 12th and 17th are outstanding, and there is a lovely finishing hole with the opportunity to give it a good larrup from a raised tee.

Playing at this venue is an absolute pleasure and one that I hope to repeat in the not too distant future.

Posted by Peter Frost on 19/06/2011
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Stayed in a Sovereign room at Gleneagles and although I didnt spend a huge amount of time in there, it has to be the nicest hotel room I have ever been in. Apparently all of the rooms are different in style so I guess I will have to back to check for myself!

Everything about the hotel screams class and short of packing your bags and tying your shoes the staff couldnt do more for you! The dining experiences on offer are out of this world...I have never spent so long attempting to choose something off a menu before!

I was lucky enough to play all three courses and their reputation is certainly deserved. The PGA was an enjoyable track however in my view it is massively overshadowed by the Queen's and particularly the King's. Although the layout was slightly less special than the other two courses I will reserve final judgement until I play it again. The greens had suffered from snow mould and as a result were not at their best. I was assured that they are usually top class and had no reason to believe otherwise.

The Queen's isnt as long as the others but the stretch of holes from the 12th onwards is pretty special. Two of the best par 3's you could hope to play come at *** and 17.

On the King's we got unlucky with the weather and had to hide in the half way house for a while...Not that that was thing as there were plenty of refreshments on offer and we chose to blow the froth of a couple! When we emerged from the back nine the clouds had rolled in and you literally couldnt see further than 120 yards! But the quality if the course still shone through and with the help of an employee we were able to enjoy it none the less. So much so that despite the bizarre conditions I would rate it as one of the top three courses I have ever played! I will definately be going back again and again until I get to experience it in the sunshine!

All in all the enitre experience is top drawer...I have played golf all over the world and have never come accross an all encompassing golf resort that has come close to this.

A must for any golf fans! 5/5

Posted by Rory Anderson on 09/05/2011
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  • Course challenge4
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Amazing course, amazing hotel, amazing weekend!!

It's hard to describe the feeling of strutting the fairways at Gleneagles and the luxury of the hotel so I would just go and check it out for yourself!!

5 stars all round!

Posted by Nick Webster on 28/03/2011
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Course information

Number of holes 18
Year opened 1919
Designer James Braid
Style Moorland

Tee information

Competition

Yards 6471
Par 70
SSS 73

Mens

Yards 6066
Par 68
SSS 71

Ladies

Yards 5220
Par 71
SSS 71

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Weekday round£155
Weekend round£155
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Weekday round£60
Weekend round£70
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5 reviews of Queen's Course

Fortunately Gleneagles still has two excellent courses in the Kings and the Queens. The PGA Centenary however is testimony to the fact that being the greatest golfer of all time does not make you a proper golf course architect. The Kings and Queens, designed as they were by the legendary James Braid, sit perfectly in the breathtaking landscape. The Nicklaus course however stands out like a sore thump. Having served its purpose of hosting the Ryder Cup the best course of action might be to tear the Centenary up and, as was the case before it was created, replace it with two far better and more fitting layouts.

Posted by Steven Grange on 12/10/2014
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This is the best golf resort I've ever stayed at.

The rooms were excellent and the service beyond anything I've experienced before at a hotel in the UK. It is a five-star hotel but it is a lot better than some others I've stayed in.

The golf was excellent, whilst I didn't get to play the King's which is apparently the best of the lot we found the PGA Centenary a great challenge and are really looking forward to watching the players compete here for the Ryder Cup.

The Queen's course was shorter but very enjoyable - it's nice that someone can make a challenging par-4 which is less than 400 yards rather than most designers just resorting to length off the tee.

Posted by Daniel on 16/06/2014
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  • Value for money5

Gleneagles is by far my favourite place to visit for a short golf break. I have been playing golf for 32 years and have been lucky enough to play the game I love all over the world. I have played countless world class golf courses and stayed in many a five star hotel...and as they say, "the cream rises to the top". Gleneagles offers the total package. The hotel is just ridiculous...one member of staff per guest ensures outstanding service. The restaurants are out of this world and if you get a chance to eat at Andrew Farlie you will be blown away.

If you can bring yourself to leave the comfort of, in my opinion, the best hotel in the world, then you will find three fantastic golf courses waiting for you. The Queens is a charming layout and the back nine is simply splendid. The PGA Centenary is good as well but in my opinion lacks some of the charm found on the Kings and Queens. The Kings is my favourite golf course of all time and I'm sure if it was a bit longer they would have chosen it to host the 2014 Ryder Cup over the PGA. Every hole is a stunner and I hate walking off the 18th knowing I will have to wait another year to return!

Five star accommodation...five star service...five star golf...what more can you say?

Posted by Harry Walton on 11/07/2011
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Played the Kings on 14 June and the Queens (for the first time)on 15 June.

After playing the Kings in 2006 I thought it was the best course I had ever played. Since then I thought that maybe my judgement was exaggerated. No, I was right the first time - it is still the best course I have ever played!

There are no weak holes, the scenery is wonderful and the re-vamped dormy house oozes class.

The Queens is worthy of a 9/10. It is more compact and tree lined than the Kings but no worse off for that. There are many fine holes - the 6th, 9th, 12th and 17th are outstanding, and there is a lovely finishing hole with the opportunity to give it a good larrup from a raised tee.

Playing at this venue is an absolute pleasure and one that I hope to repeat in the not too distant future.

Posted by Peter Frost on 19/06/2011
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Stayed in a Sovereign room at Gleneagles and although I didnt spend a huge amount of time in there, it has to be the nicest hotel room I have ever been in. Apparently all of the rooms are different in style so I guess I will have to back to check for myself!

Everything about the hotel screams class and short of packing your bags and tying your shoes the staff couldnt do more for you! The dining experiences on offer are out of this world...I have never spent so long attempting to choose something off a menu before!

I was lucky enough to play all three courses and their reputation is certainly deserved. The PGA was an enjoyable track however in my view it is massively overshadowed by the Queen's and particularly the King's. Although the layout was slightly less special than the other two courses I will reserve final judgement until I play it again. The greens had suffered from snow mould and as a result were not at their best. I was assured that they are usually top class and had no reason to believe otherwise.

The Queen's isnt as long as the others but the stretch of holes from the 12th onwards is pretty special. Two of the best par 3's you could hope to play come at *** and 17.

On the King's we got unlucky with the weather and had to hide in the half way house for a while...Not that that was thing as there were plenty of refreshments on offer and we chose to blow the froth of a couple! When we emerged from the back nine the clouds had rolled in and you literally couldnt see further than 120 yards! But the quality if the course still shone through and with the help of an employee we were able to enjoy it none the less. So much so that despite the bizarre conditions I would rate it as one of the top three courses I have ever played! I will definately be going back again and again until I get to experience it in the sunshine!

All in all the enitre experience is top drawer...I have played golf all over the world and have never come accross an all encompassing golf resort that has come close to this.

A must for any golf fans! 5/5

Posted by Rory Anderson on 09/05/2011
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  • Course challenge4
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  • Green conditions2
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  • Value for money5

Course information

Number of holes 18
Year opened 1918
Designer James Braid
Style Moorland

Tee information

Competition

Yards 5965
Par 68
SSS 70

Mens

Yards 5660
Par 68
SSS 68

Ladies

Yards 5495
Par 74
SSS 72

Green Fees

Summer/High season

Weekday round£155
Weekend round£155
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Weekend day-

Winter/Low season

Weekday round£70
Weekend round£70
Weekday day-
Weekend day-

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