Photo of Gleneagles Hotel (PGA Centenary course)

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. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Jack Nicklaus

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
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).

Location

Latitude:

56.281652

Longitude:

-3.743773

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 (PGA Centenary course)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1993

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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  • Photo of Gleneagles Hotel (PGA Centenary course)
  • Photo of Gleneagles Hotel (PGA Centenary course)
  • Photo of Gleneagles Hotel (PGA Centenary course)
  • Photo of Gleneagles Hotel (PGA Centenary course)
  • Photo of Gleneagles Hotel (PGA Centenary course)
  • Photo of Gleneagles Hotel (PGA Centenary course)

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?

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.

Published ranking

Scotland: 56th best course in Scotland (Golf World, 2021).

Where2Stay

  • The Gleneagles Hotel5-star

    Auchterarder, Perth & Kinross PH3 1NF

    +44 (0)1764 662 231

    Visit website

    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

  • Coll Earn House Hotel4-star

    High Street, Auchterarder, Perthshire PH3 1DF

    +44 (0)1764 663 553

    Visit website

    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

    • Golf within 5 miles:

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

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Crieff

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