The Queen's Course, The Gleneagles Resort
St Andrews, Scotland
Queen's Course overview
Designed in 1917 by James Braid, the Queen’s Course at Gleneagles may be the shortest of the trio, measuring less than 6000-yards from the tournament tees but offers golfers a delightful round of golf amongst picturesque moorland, charming woodland whilst all the while having the Ochil Mountains in the background.
Although a short course, the lowly par-68 does make it more challenging than might be assumed with strategic bunkering and long, wispy rough its main defence.
The 421-yard par-4 10th hole is a great golf hole with an inviting tee shot, often downwind with the mountainous backdrop behind. The second shot then demands accuracy as golfers must send their approach between two copses of pine trees to a bowl green.
Did You Know?
In 2017 eighty-nine bunkers were rebuilt in order to improve drainage and to enhance the sand line visibility in each of the hazards.