The Gelneagles Hotel is an iconic country estate set beneath the Ochil Hills and has been a luxury destination for nearly a century. Located just an hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh airports and with its own railway station, Gleneagles offers the ideal retreat for golfers and those looking for relaxation, fun and adventure.
The 850-acre estate is home to three championship courses and has established a reputation as a golfer’s paradise, but golf isn’t all The Hotel has to do. Epitomizing the natural beauty which Scotland is famed for the property is a glorious playground of country pursuits and activities. Fly a Harris’ Hawk, ride horses, play tennis, go off-roading, train gundogs, shoot game, fish, enjoy Michelin-starred dining, or relax in its award-winning spa, Gleneagles is full of unforgettable experiences.
Gleneagles recently completed an enhancement to both its James Braid-designed King’s and Queen’s courses. Both courses are consistently ranked in the Top 100 in UK and Ireland (the King’s is the No.1 inland course in Scotland) and they have been carefully restored to the original design vision of Braid.
A significant bunker renovation has now been completed, further enhancing the playing experience, says Director of Golf Gary Silcock.
“Braid always wanted our bunkers to offer golfers a ‘glimpse’ of sand, whilst remaining challenging and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. We’ve now achieved this, bringing the courses back to how they were meant to be seen and played. This bunker work also led us to change the fairways back to Braid’s vision too. We no longer have fairway bunkers sitting in the rough, our bunkers are now in play and they are sitting in the fairways, which in some cases have been made 40% wider, making the whole playing experience at Gleneagles more enjoyable.”
All three courses at Gleneagles will stage major events in 2018. The PGA Centenary Course will host the inaugural European Team Championships; the King’s Course will welcome the 100th playing of the Scottish Stroke Play Championship, and the Queen’s Course will see the second Mixed Championship event for Scottish Golf.
Play where the pros play and experience the courses again at Gleneagles.
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