Gleneagles Hotel (PGA Centenary course)


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Gleneagles Hotel (PGA Centenary course) Est. 1993

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Gleneagles Hotel (PGA Centenary Course): If the King’s and Queen’s courses at Gleneagles are the stately "Royals," the PGA Centenary course is surely the Young Pretender. The big and bold PGA Centenary (originally known as the Monarch's course) is not too closely related to its regal neighbours, at least in terms of look and style.

Although the beautiful Perthshire hills and straths (valleys) are ever-present on the PGA Centenary, the layout doesn't fit quite as seamlessly into the surroundings as its companions. But it is the estate's main professional tournament course. And it has hosted a Ryder Cup. Amongst Scottish courses, only Muirfield can also make this claim.

Jack Nicklaus's PGA Centenary design was built on land previously occupied by the much shorter Prince's course. The Prince's, an 18-hole predominantly par-3 course with a few short par-4s, was bulldozed to make way for the grander new arrival.

Perhaps a case of "America meets Auchterarder," the PGA Centenary is a testing and challenging big dimension layout. Landscaped over expansive undulating terrain, the course brings into play plenty of water, extensive bunkering and vast greens. Each hole ensures your game is thoroughly examined, just ask any of the European Tour professionals who annually take on this 7,300 yard leviathan.

Stay & Play at Gleneagles: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

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Making Contact

The Gleneagles Hotel
Auchterarder,
nr Perth, Perthshire PH3 1NF
Scotland
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Office   +44 (0)1764 662 231
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1764 662 231
Fax

  +44 (0)1764 662 134

Email   sales@gleneagles.com
Website   www.gleneagles.com
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Golf Pro
 
Andrew Jowett (Head Golf Professional)
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Academy
 
PGA National Golf Academy
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
 
Designer: Jack Nicklaus
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7336 6134 5697
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74 71 74
 
At the Same Location:
The three 18-hole golf courses at Gleneagles are: PGA CENTENARY course (par-72; 7366 yds from back tees; rating 74); KING'S course (par-71; 6790 yds; rating 71); QUEEN'S course (par-68; 5965 yds; rating 70).
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How2Get There?

16 miles SW of Perth
FROM PERTH take the M9/A9 (Perth-Stirling road). After 15 mi turn right onto the A823 direction Crieff. Gleneagles is less than 1 mile on your left. FROM STIRLING take the A9 (Perth-Stirling road). After 13 mi on the A95 miles turn left onto the A823 direction Crieff. Gleneagles is less than 1 mile on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (July thru' Sept): £210 (all days). Hotel guest: £160 (all days). Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Proof of handicap not required.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire. Caddies available if requested in advance.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Opened in 1993, the PGA Centenary course took over from the King's course as Gleneagles' No.1 tournament layout for top level professional competition. In addition to being a regular European Tour venue, in 2014 the PGA Centenary course hosted the Ryder Cup, which was won by the Europeans, led by Irishman Paul McGinley. For more details see Top Golf Tournaments at Gleneagles GC.

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Published Ranking
2018 Golf World rating: No.1 Stay&Play golf resort in Britain & Ireland.
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Location

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Latitude: (56.281652)
Longitude: (-3.743774)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

The Gleneagles Hotel  5-star
Auchterarder, Perth & Kinross PH3 1NF
+44 (0)1764 662 231
www.gleneagles.com

Gleneagles, The Palace in the Glen, is one of the leading golf and spa luxury hotels in Europe. As a 5 Red Star hotel and resort Gleneagles offers three world renowned championship golf courses, a leading spa, a myriad of sporting pursuits and leisure activities, and an unforgettable dining experience in the main restaurant.

Golf at this hotel Gleneagles (King's, Queen's and PGA Centenary courses).
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Golf within 5 miles No
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Golf within 20 miles Crieff
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Coll Earn House Hotel 4-star
High Street, Auchterarder, Perthshire PH3 1DF
+44 (0)1764 663 553
www.collearnhousehotel.co.uk

In this country house hotel, care and attention to detail are immediately evident as you wander through the lovingly restored wood panelled interiors, which retain the warmth and charm of a bygone era. The hotel has distinctive and original stained glass windows designed by Cottier.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Gleneagles (King's, Queen's and PGA Centenary courses).
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Golf within 20 miles Crieff
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