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Gleneagles -- even following a successful run hosting of the 2014 Ryder Cup Matches -- still tends to be overlooked by Americans, who are off chasing links-laden itineraries instead. That's just silly.
Set among 850 acres of Perthshire countryside, Gleneagles will host the 2014 Ryder Cup. But while it's home to three superb golf courses, Gleneagles has so much more to offer. Since its doors first swung open in the middle of the Roaring '20s, the impressive five-star hotel has entertained royalty and celebrities alike. And even though times have changed, the same single-minded determination to have fun is still at the heart of the Gleneagles experience, Clive Agran writes.
Conditions on the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles Resort are rounding into form after a seven-month renovation to prepare for the 2014 Ryder Cup. New drainage systems should allow the Jack Nicklaus-designed course, which opened in 1993, to survive even the wettest weather.
The Queen's Course, one of three championship layouts at the Gleneagles Resort in Perth and Kinross, is one of the great golf courses that play less than 6,000 yards. Its short length can be deceiving, however, especially on the front nine. Meanwhile, the back nine has some shorter holes, like the 15th, a drivable 252-yard par 4. But deep and intimidating bunkers await errant drives.
To some, the James Braid-designed Queen's Course at Gleneagles is the best course at this luxurious resort on the edge of the Scottish Highlands.
Think blind shots are only a phenomenon on links courses? Try the wild and wonderful King's Course at Gleneagles, a James Braid course dating back to 1919.
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