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The Gleneagles Hotel

Auchterarder,

nr Perth, Perthshire PH3 1NF

  • Office

    +44 (0)1764 662 231
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1764 662 231
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1764 662 134
  • Golf pro

    Andrew Jowett (Head of Golf)
  • Academy

    PGA National Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Designed by James Braid, assisted by Cecil K. Hutchison (1919).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6790
6125
5230
Par
71
68
71
SSS or slope
71
71
71

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).

Location

Latitude:

56.280551

Longitude:

-3.750001

How to get 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.

Gleneagles Hotel (King's Course)

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

Est. 1919

Gleneagles Hotel (King's Course): Although the PGA Centenary course is now Gleneagles' preferred layout for top flight professional tournaments (including the 2014 Ryder Cup), the estate's King's course is still the undisputed King of the Perthshire hills. The time-honoured King's is a delight to play and lays down a worthy challenge for golfers of all abilities.

Braid’s magnificent layout has endured the test of time. It meanders across the undulating moorland and parkland terrain, with one memorable hole following another. There are some short par-4s to take advantage of, provided your tee-shots are accurately hit. There are also one or two "fiddly" holes to contend with, but a little local knowledge will sort out your strategy on these.

Essentially, the King's is a course that appeals as much to the heart as the golfing brain. With glorious views onto the surrounding Perthshire hills and straths (valleys), here you'll find inland Scottish golf at its very best.

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

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Proof of handicap not required.

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].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire. Caddies available if requested in advance.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

When it opened in 1993, the PGA Centenary course took over from the King's course as Gleneagles' No.1 tournament layout for top level competition. Prior to that the King's course had hosted the Curtis Cup in 1936 and the Scottish Open and Scottish PGA championships on many occasions. For more details see Top Golf Tournaments at Gleneagles GC.

Published ranking

King's course:
World: formerly ranked 93rd best course in the world (GOLF magazine, 1985; not in subsequent editions of this ranking).
GB&I: 27th best course in Britain & Ireland (Golf World, 2020/21).
Scotland: 13th best in Scotland (Golf World, 2021).

Where2Stay

  • The Gleneagles Hotel5-star

    Auchterarder, Perth & Kinross PH3 1NF

    +44 (0)1764 662 231

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    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).

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Crieff

  • Cairn Lodge4-star

    Orchil Road, Auchterarder, Perthshire PH3 1LX

    +44 (0)1764 662 634

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    A lovely boutique hotel located close to Gleneagles, characterised by a timeless elegance in its rooms, facilities and gardens.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Gleneagles (King's, Queen's and PGA Centenary courses).

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Crieff

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