Gleneagles Golf Resort is situated 44
miles north of Glasgow, 18 miles north
of Stirling, 16 miles south of
Perth, 2 miles south of the
small town of Auchterarder.
The Gleneagles Resort has a large
Hotel, Spa, 3 top Golf Courses, 1 smaller
course for learning, and a range of
Activities such as Off Road 4X4, Fishing,
Cycling, Tennis, Archery, Shooting and
more. Postcode: PH3 1NF
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The image top is from the Drive round to the
Hotel passing the Duck Pond.
The large Hotel is impressive, completed in
1924 for the Caledonian Railway Company.
The Railway had reached Gleneagles in 1856,
allowing a vast increase in tourists to the
area. The Railways then began building Golf
Resorts to capitalize on the Tourists.
Other top Golf Courses built by the Railways
are Silloth on Solway in
1892, Cruden Bay in 1899,
and Turnberry 1906.
The Kings and Queens Courses opened at
Gleneagles in 1919, 5 years before the Hotel
The Wee Course was opened in 1928,
lengthened in 1974 and renamed Princes, now
known as the PGA National Academy Course.
The Glendevon opened in 1980, with this
Course used to build the Monarch Course in
1993, designed by Jack Nicklaus as the longest
inland Course in Scotland at 7,300 yards.
The Monarch Course was renamed the PGA
Centenary Course in 2001, with the 2014 Ryder
Cup being played on this Course. Europe won
this competition with 16 and a half points to
the US 11 and a half. The team captains were
Paul McGinley for Europe, Tom Watson for the
The Golf Courses at Gleneagles are regarded
as Inland Moorland Courses.
The Scottish Open was played on the Kings
Course at Gleneagles from 1987 to 1994,
sponsored by Bells Whisky.
The Scottish Open was then played at
two years, then at the exclusive Loch Lomond Golf Club Parks
Course from 1997 to 2010.
With the Scottish Open played one week
before The Open, many Players wanted to
practice on a Links Course before playing The
Open, leading to the Scottish Open being played
on Links Courses from 2011.
Links Courses by the Sea can be tougher with
hard bumpy fairways, pot bunkers, and often
have strong winds blowing in off the sea.