Gleneagles, Scotland

Although the 2014 Ryder Cup is being played on the Jack Nicklaus, 7088 yard Centenary Course built in 1993, the courses at Gleneagles have a long and colorful history dating back to it's beginnings in 1919 when 5 time Open Champion James Braid created the Queen's and King's Courses. These cunningly designed courses, considered by far to be Braid's best, are loaded with deception where a golfer's strategic judgment is his key to success. Steeply sloped raised greens, yawning bunkers awaiting the misplayed shots from narrow fairways require thoughtful placing of every shot.

The May 1921 Golf Illustrated ran a feature article on Gleneagles. Full of praise from Braid's great competitors Harry Vardon, "no finer course anywhere" and James H. Taylor, "majestic is the only proper word to describe it" writer Donald Matheson came up with a headline that said it all...

"Gleneagles, A Scottish Course that Promises to be as Famous as St. Andrews, The Home of Golf."

 

A vintage golf photo of the 6th hole on the King's Golf Course at Gleneagles Golf Resort.

Above, The "BLINK BONNIE," 6th hole King's Course, was described as "VERY SPORTY"

Below, a look at the fairway of  "BROOMY LAW" , 4th hole King's Course

 

A vintage golf photo of the 4th hole on the King's Golf Course at Gleneagles Golf Resort

A vintage golf photo of the 7th hole on the Queen's Golf Course at Gleneagles Golf Resort

Above, the green complex of LOVES GAIT, 7th hole, The Queen's Course. (Nasty stuff)

Below, This photo of the approach shot at the 9th hole of the King's Course illustrates the importance Braid put on well played shots

A vintage golf photo of the 9th hole on the King's Golf Course at Gleneagles Golf Resort

To learn more about Gleneagles or other famous golf resorts, continue your search here....

 

1913 US Open

   The Golf Course The 19th hole  About us   "Balls in the Air"e-letter  

The Putting Green| Handicap and Wager| Golf Tournaments| Golfing Excuses| Golf Etiquette|

  The Golf Course Architect
| The Green keeper| Range rat| Ball hawk| Golfing Partners| Golf Resorts|

  The Caddie
| Golf Rules| Golf course living| Golfing Equipment | Golfing Accessories|

  Golf School-Now what
| The Golf Pro| Hall of Golf Champions

 

(c) 2003-2017 thegolfballfactory.com  Contact us