Gleneagles id one of the few places in the United Kingdom that can boast three top 100 courses on one property. James Braid was the designer behind the Kings and Queens however the PGA Centenary is the course the Jack Nicklaus built and it’s easy to imagine that it is an American styled course. It is also the longest inland golf course in Scotland measuring 7088 yards from the back. The Johnny Walker European tour event is played here annually and in 2014 the Ryder cup will be played on this course. With the Ryder Cup in mind, several adjustments to the existing course have been made over the winter of 2011/2012, most importantly the 9th and 18th have been radically changed. It will be interesting to see how the long hitting tour professionals cope with these changes. As this course comes into the appropriate condition required of a Ryder Cup venue, it will generate a large number of golf rounds and for the next two years will be a must play venue.
As a member of Gleneagles I am able to access up to date information on availability and promotional deals that are available for play on all three courses. As the current Vice Captain of the Dun Ochil Golf Club at Gleneagles, I am looking forward to being the Captain in 2014 and will keep you posted on all opportunities to play this course.
For a special review of this course by golf writer John Huggan, click here.