Gleneagles


Golf at Gleneagles, Scotland

                                              How to get there:

By Air

Edinburgh and Glasgow airports are both less than 50 miles, or an hour's drive away.You may also send your luggage ahead, see First Luggage an international door to door luggage collection and delivery service.Get timetable information and book your flight to these airports:Edinburgh or Glasgow.

By Rail

If you wish to arrive by train, Gleneagles has its own Station less than 2 minutes from the hotel and we offer complimentary transfers, just let us know what time you are arriving and we will be there to meet you. Gleneagles is on the main London to Inverness line, National Express East Coast Railway services stop at Gleneagles Station visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.Train is quicker than you might think... and it reduced the Carbon footprint! You can travel by train directly from London Kings Cross to Gleneagles Station in just over 5 and a half hours! With wireless internet and a complimentary chauffeur transfer between the station and Gleneagles, this is a luxurious and environmentally friendly way to travel. While staying at Gleneagles you might also find it convenient to travel by train to visit nearby Stirling Castle and the vibrant cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow.

                                                     The Hotel

The Gleneagles Hotel is a magnificent 'French chateau' set amid gently rolling hills in the heart of Scotland. Established in 1924, the hotel was soon acclaimed 'the palace in the glens' and continues to attract those in search of rest, relaxation and exhilaration.

                                                       Suites

There are 232 rooms in the hotel, including 26 sumptuous luxury suites. Each room is individual in design and layout, with the amenities and thoughtful touches expected of a five red star resort. Guests can choose a traditional or modern approach to interior design.

                                                     Dining

Hospitality is the heart of the Gleneagles experience. Four restaurants set the highest culinary standards, including Scotland's only two Michelin stars in Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles. Elegant bars and public spaces encourage intimate conversation and quiet contemplation.

                                                      Activities


Outdoors, Gleneagles makes the most of its 850 acres. Three championship golf courses are among the very best in the world; The King's, The Queen's and The PGA Centenary, host venue for the Ryder Cup 2014. Other outdoor leisure pursuits include shooting, fishing, falconry, off-road driving and horse riding, as well as swimming in The Club's two indoor pools.

                                                       The Spa             

For those who prefer to cocoon themselves away, The Spa at Gleneagles by ESPA, is a sparkling experience of treatments and healing waters, as well as ESPA Life, an innovative residential programme encompassing complementary and alternative medicine practices, lifestyle treatments and personal training.


Golf Courses

A winning blend of natural beauty and golfing adventure, the three championship golf courses at Gleneagles are regarded among the very best golf courses in the world. The inspiration of two of the greatest names in the game, five times Open winner James Braid and the Golden Bear himself Jack Nicklaus, the courses offer tantalising challenges for all levels of player. 


Gleneagles: PGA Centenary Course

 

Host venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup Matches. The PGA Centenary Course, created by Jack Nicklaus, is a modern classic.
Even for a champion and acclaimed golf architect like Nicklaus, The PGA Centenary Course was a challenge. It had to be a great golf course and, set as it is in the heart of Scotland, the country that gave the world golf, Nicklaus described the course as "The finest parcel of land in the world I have ever been given to work with".
The tees are graded at each hole in five stages, including a challenging 6,815 yards from the white markers down to 5,322 from the red. Fittingly, the PGA Centenary Course begins by playing southeast towards the glen, sweeping up the Ochil Hills to the summit of the pass below Ben Shee which joins it to Glendevon. 
 
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Gleneagles: King's Course

The King's Course, opened in 1919, is a masterpiece of golf course design, which has tested the aristocracy of golf, both professional and amateur.James Braid's plan for the King's Course was to test even the best players' shot-making skills over the eighteen holes. You find out all about it with your first approach shot. If you have driven straight and long from the tee, you will have what looks like a simple pitch to the elevated green. But you must be sure to select the correct club, because the shot is always a little longer than you think, with the wind over the putting surface often stronger than you can feel it from the fairway. And if you do not make the severely sloping green, a bunker yawns twenty feet below.

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Gleneagles: Queen's Course

 

The natural beauty of the Queen's Course inspires the world's most experienced players. The Queen's Course, in its long history, has played host to some of the world's golfing greats.
At 3,192 yards long, the challenge of the first nine can be deceptive, with even some of the best players finding it a test to make par into a fresh south westerly breeze. Do not be lulled into a sense of false security as you stand on the first tee. The "Trystin' Tree," or lover's meeting place, after which the hole is named, is a challenging opener. The ground falls away at your feet, the fairway swings round to the left and slopes towards the trees, and there are a couple of cunningly placed bunkers testing your approach into the miniscule green.
 
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Gleneagles: PGA National Academy Course

 

A 9 hole golf course. Evolving from the delightfully named "Wee Course", the PGA National Academy Course offers a great test and a lot of enjoyment for golfers at every level. It is the perfect golf course to learn to play the game and combined with the facilities at the PGA National Golf Academy at Gleneagles it is Scotland's leading venue to accomplish your golfing goals.
 
The original nine hole Wee Course at Gleneagles, which was constructed in the summer of 1928, was designed by Head Greenkeeper, George Alexander. It complemented the already renowned King's and Queen's Courses, requiring neat play and offering a pleasant challenge. Members of staff from Gleneagles Hotel carried out most of the work themselves, using turf produced by the hotel's nursery.