The Gleneagles Hotel - Queen's Course

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 68
  • Length: 5965 yards
  • Layout


Carts: Yes - for medical reasons only
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes - mandatory for medical reasons


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "The PGA National Golf Academy"


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: Rental shoes available
Dress code: No denims or collarless shirts.
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 68 5965 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 68 5660 yards N/A N/A
Red 74 5495 yards N/A N/A

The Queen's Course on the Gleneagles Hotel property has played host to some of the world's golfing greats, as well as a number of celebrities.

Threading through high ridges on the north and west sides of the estate, the Queen's offers beautiful woodland settings, lochans and ditches as water hazards, as well as many moorland characteristics.

At 3,192 yards long, the challenge of the first nine can be deceptive, with even some of the best players finding it a test to make par into a fresh southwesterly breeze.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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recommend this course

2 out of 2 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"All hail the Queen's at Gleneagles"

JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

With a scorecard of less than 6,000 yards, it's easy to dismiss the 5,926-yard Queen's course at Gleneagles.

If you do, it's off with your head - the course will probably sneak up and bite you. It's all the challenge you could want. The Queen's is short on yardage because the par is 68, including five par 3s. The course's only par five plays under 500 yards, so there are no beefy 600-yard holes to inflate the layout's length.

Take a closer look at the par 4s, though ... 409 at no. 1, 417 at no. 3, 437 at no. 6, 419 at no. 9, 433 at no. 12 and 412 at no. 18. All of those play plenty long and strong. The 252-yard 15th is the only real drivable one.

The Queen's delivers many of the same fine views as the King's course without all of its blind shots. Don't be surprised if someone in your foursome ends up liking it more. Maybe it will be you.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

I recommend this course

"A pleasant, old world heathland"

BrandonTuckerGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2013
First time playing Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Among the golf options at Gleneagles, the Queens is the shortest of the three 18-hole courses, but by no means worth passing up during your time in the wonderful hills of Perthshire. Though this course was meant to be a reprieve from the Kings course next door, James Braid is still the designer and throws in plenty of challenge for any handicap. Due to its shortish length and the fact it's the 3rd fiddle behind the PGA Centenary and Kings Courses, you can get around 18 holes quite fast, yet enjoy similar, pleasant surroundings and interesting, Golden Era course design. The loop is especially ideal for a casual afternoon round or taking your kids or beginner spouse along for a most friendly round.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy

I recommend this course

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