Often referred to as the ‘Palace in the Glens’, ‘A Riviera in the Highlands’ or ‘the eighth wonder of the world’ – as it was described when it first opened in 1924 – Gleneagles celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2014.
It will, of course, host the Ryder Cup in September. Set amidst the gentle beauty of 850 acres of Perthshire countryside, the hotel is home to three quality courses, a multi award-winning spa, sumptuous guest bedrooms, elegant fine dining (including Andrew Fairlie – Scotland’s only two Michelin-star restaurant) and an array of outdoor activities. The Ryder Cup will be staged on the Jack Nicklaus-designed PGA Centenary course... even although many golfers believe the neighbouring King’s, a James Braid masterpiece, is still the no.1 Gleneagles layout.
Braid was also responsible for the short-but-sweet Queen’s, which boasts some of the best – and hardest – par 3s you’ll ever play.
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