Queens at Gleneagles Country Club
|White (W)||71||5934 yards||74.8||142|
|Green (W)||71||5280 yards||71.8||130|
|Red (W)||71||4910 yards||70.1||124|
|Black M: 74.9/144||388||186||571||193||464||467||427||490||411||3597||492||155||451||414||403||215||562||190||422||3304||6901|
|Blue M: 71.9/135||358||176||564||165||417||416||394||440||378||3308||451||130||400||394||385||197||523||166||398||3044||6352|
|White M: 69.9/129 W: 74.6/140||347||172||495||127||393||394||379||400||358||3065||436||112||382||382||371||187||515||159||379||2923||5988|
|Green W: 72.1/131||300||130||443||115||341||368||336||375||318||2726||426||112||336||340||345||140||445||90||310||2544||5270|
|Red W: 70.7/125||275||117||433||93||332||358||285||357||310||2560||412||90||308||315||337||125||400||85||266||2338||4898|
Beautiful and Sneaky Tough
We had a tee time at the Queen's course this morning.
I met Ronnie in the pro shop and he was extra courteous and spent a lot of time describing this layout.
The practice greens and bunkers are in pristine condition.
Our starter was a gentleman named Tom, he was so helpful and friendly and he even allowed us to tee off early due to a no-show group,
This is a sneaky design by Bruce Devlin that hides all the water on this track well. Water is in play on almost all 18 holes here but is mostly not obvious until you find it lurking behind one of the multiple berms.
The Crenshaw bent grass greens are flawless and the fairways are smooth but flat lies are rare.
There are lots of mature trees here and were welcome on a hot June day.
They have an amazing cart girl who happened to show up just when you needed her. She was smart enough to remain unobserved until the shot was finished.
The par 5 #3 hole can be tough for first-timers. You are faced with a narrow dogleg right and meandering berms left and right, then a steep drop in the fairway for a deep concrete drainage channel, and on the left is a deep berm that hides a small lake.
The transition from hole #3 to 4 is confusing as there are two par three holes. Make sure you cross the creek after 3 and look for #4 tee.
Hole nine is deceptive and hard to find the fairway. You are faced with a field of high berms and bunkers with a deep creek in front of an elevated green.
Hole 16 uses water in multiple locations with sand to be one of the toughest threats to par on this course.
When you finish tricky 18 you'll be glad that you survived.
This is a beautiful test of golf and will keep club members on their toes.