Gleaneagles (King's)


Auchterarder, Perthshire.
Par 71, 6,790 yds.

Designer: James Braid.
Green fee: £160 (visitor), £120 (hotel guest).
Tel: 01764 662231.

James Braid’s 1919 moorland classic retains many fans within our panel, even if it has fallen slightly in our list. Don’t mistake it for a charming little resort course either – if you spray it here you will be severely punished by rough, gorse and heather. It retains the kind of aura which many others can only dream of.