Gleneagles Queens Course

The ninth hole


The Kings course is often regarded as James Braid’s masterpiece, but it wasn’t long after before a second addition was added. The Gleneagles Queens Course is the most aesthetic of the trinity in the Perthshire countryside. When Gleneagles members were polled for their preference, 38% voted for the Queens course


Founded 1922
Yardage white tees 5965 yds
Par 68
Scottish Ranking 23rd
Handicap Restrictions No handicap restrictions apply


Gleneagles Queens Course

The Course itself

Threading through high ridges on the north and west sides of the estate, the Queen’s golf course offers lovely woodland settings, lochans and ditches as water hazards, as well as many moorland characteristics.

The punchbowl green on the 17th

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.

The Queens course is the shortest of the Gleneagles trinity, but it is widely regarded as being the most aesthetic. For these reasons, I’m afraid we’re amongst those who’ve been seduced and confess to it being our favourite, albeit the team have a split jury on this (with the author of this piece getting the casting vote!)



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