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  Gleneagles Golf Course
The Gleneagles Hotel
Auchterarder, Perthshire,
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Gleneagles - King's Course
Region: Perthshire & Fife > Auchterarder

See also:
Gleneagles - Queen's Course or PGA Centenary

Course Characteristics: Inland course

Type: Resort course. Golf course is open to visiting players.
Hotel guests will be given priority.

No. of Holes: 18 (Gleneagles complex has a total of 54 holes)

Par: Blue Tee - 71   Red Tee - 71

Length: Blue Tee - 6790 yards   Red Tees - 5220 yards

Description:

The King's Course, opened in 1919, is a masterpiece of 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. When they play the King's the world's greatest golfers admire the cunning and craft with which he acheived that goal.

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.

Selecting the right club for each approach shot is the secret on the King's. It is certainly one of the most beautiful and exhilarating places to play golf in the world, with the springy moorland turf underfoot, the sweeping views from the tees all around, the rock-faced mountains to the north, the green hills to the south, and the peaks of the Trossachs and Ben Vorlich on the western horizon.

All the holes have evocative and pithy Scots names. For example, the fifth, "Het Girdle" (Hot Pan), is a challenging par 3 with trouble every-where except on the green, while l7th's name, "Warslin' Lea" (Wrestling Ground), reflects the difficulty so many golfers have had with this long, sweeping par 4.

Location:
Gleneagles is located west of Perth in Auchterarder. Driving time from Edinburgh and Glascow Airports is about 50 minutes.

Dress Code:

Men:
Shirts with collars and sleeves, slacks, golf shorts or walking shorts are considered proper attire. Tank tops, T-shirts, cut-offs, sweat pants, jeans, bathing suits, tennis shorts or other athletic shorts are not appropriate.

Ladies: Dresses, skirts, slacks, golf shorts, mid-length shorts and blouses are considered proper attire. Halter tops, T-shirts, sweat pants, jeans, tennis dresses, athletic shorts or cut-offs are not appropriate.

Footwear: Appropriate footwear is required on the golf course and practice areas.

 
 
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