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3.7
136 Reviews (136)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
54
3 Stars
31
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
70.1%
Recommend this course
101 out of 136 reviews
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3.5
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.5
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.1
68.3%
Recommend this course
28 out of 41 reviews
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3.5
42 Reviews (42)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.5
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.1
69.0%
Recommend this course
29 out of 42 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 70
Length 6029 yards
Slope 116
Rating 68.0

Gleneagles County Club is home to two 18-hole golf courses, the Red and White. Opened in 1924, both courses have traditional layouts that have withstood the test of time. The Red Course, also known as the Lakes, is the longer of the two. Water hazards come into play on several holes, including what is considered the club's best par 3. The Red's 16th is a 170-yard hole that plays directly into the wind to an elevated green that is protected in front by a pond. It's a tough green to hit but a relatively easy one to putt. Both Gleneagles golf courses appeal to a wide range of skill levels, which is one reason why the club is known as the "Home of the Shotgun Start," serving as host to hundreds of golf outings every year.

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Course Details

Year Built 1924
Fairways Bent
Greens Bent
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.7
136 Reviews (136)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 7
Water Hazards 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 9
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 7

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Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/19/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Red at Gleneagles Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Not worth the trip. RUDE Staff

We played this course on a Saturday and had a 5+ hour round. This is a mature older course with some beautiful natural features but it clearly needs LOTS of work. There are two 18 hole courses and after the first tee it becomes very confusing with the layout. There were people all over Playing wrong holes and wrong courses. Many holes either have missing numbers for the hole sigange or poorly visible signage. Many greens were in rough shape. There was no cart or on course beverage service. The staff at the halfway house was nice and the hot dogs were tasty. But the final Nail in the coffin was the ignorant and rude young groundskeeper who turned on the sprinklers on the 18th hole after we had all already put our shots on the green. The sun was setting but there was no warning or not even a courtesy of saying sorry guys but i need to turn on the sprinklers. That young punk is Lucky he took off like a bandit because four grown men were ready to seriously teach him some manners and proper edict. So this course is not worth the time or money and there are Much better options. Our group will NEVER return or recommend this old and dated course!!

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Value Golf?

Not sure I'd call this value golf, for $60 I expect a course in a little better shape. But overall that how I'd tend to classify it. If you play the tips, the course has some long par 4's that make it a little challenging. But greens are easy to read, not in the best shape. Course overall was fine but can't throw any positives out there.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value course

This course is great challenging just enough for average golfers. Great variety of long and shorter holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/14/2020

Hi MNDYTRYCH. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Red at Gleneagles Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Never coming back

Most turtles could have kept up with our pace of play. GlenEagles does not know how to space out tee times at all. They book tee times so close you have multiple 4somes waiting on almost every hole. I will never come back

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/09/2020

Hello, APCloutier. Thank you for reviewing the course. We apologize for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. With an uncharacteristically full day, we work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and allow our guest the chance to complete their rounds. With that in mind, we are working to best control pace and allow everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve. Thank you for playing Red at Gleneagles Country Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Day Golfing

Enjoyed a simply marvelous day golfing . No waits, perfect greens & fairways.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/01/2020

Hi Hkuoling. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Red at Gleneagles Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

only fair

The sand traps are an EMBARASSMENT! Its disgraceful. The price was raised $6.00 over the last year. Would not recommend this course.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 323
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played

Don't bother playing the Red Course

Telling it like it is unvarnished. Had not played the Red Course at Gleneagles in probably 10 years. Had a late morning time on the White course but it was so crowded we switched to Red to have a decent pace of play. Now I know why the Red course was so empty.....it's maintained just enough to be playable but very overpriced for what you get. Red is very old tired golf course - many of the greens are now just round small circles so they are about 1/2 the size they should be (or were 10 years ago) with some to the point where you're automatically short sided in either direction given the length of the rough around them. Most holes are dead straight away. Don't bother aiming at the flag on the Red Course it's pointless....aim at the center of the green because they are now so tiny. Tee boxes are golf outing divot laced messes. And for your additional enjoyment they don't even attempt to maintain or even rake the bunkers anymore.....100pct HARD PAN. Gleneagles Red doesn't allow you to run your ball up or shape run ups on many holes......they were designed to allow old school run ups! Superintendent (if they have one) lets the rough curl in and grow in front of several greens where there might be a 5 yard run up gap. The kind of maintenance that slows play down! There's way way too much wrong with the course to even think of recommending it. Either put some money and TLC into your product (they haven't in some time) or charge an appropriate rate. $25 w/cart would be about the proper rate at all times. Tired old gas golf carts....to dog track around in. Halfway house after ninth. I played the White Course directly after this same day....for a $13 cart fee......and I'll leave a review of that page. I'm incredulous how any of the reviewers below could rate this experience more than 3 stars. I'm at 2.25 stars - feel that might be generous - trending towards a 2 star.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Gleneagles

If you enjoy the opening scene of Saving Private Ryan this is your course! Hearing “FORE!!” before every shot you take, not feeling safe on your own tee box because balls are landing on it should get you going. Also, getting your cart hit by balls multiple times is also a blast. Wouldn’t recommend playing here because it’s super dangerous and extremely overpriced. Could be a fun course if each hole wasn’t on top of each other. Sad!

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/16/2020

We apologize that you had this experience, as safety is our top priority. We encourage you to reach out to our team in the golf shop to discuss this further. Thanks for your review, and we hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/16/2020

We really appreciate you taking the time to rate us 5 stars!

Played On
Reviews 76
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging but fun

I hadn't played this course in a couple years. It has some interesting holes that you can lose some balls, but that is part of the challenge. The greens were rather fast, so putting was another challenge with some downhill greens. Overall, I enjoyed playing the Red Course. I think you will enjoy it as well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/05/2020

Thanks for coming out to the course! We hope to welcome you back very soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/31/2020

We really appreciate your 5 star rating!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/15/2020

We appreciate your 5 star rating!

Played On
Reviews 31
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/06/2020

Thanks for taking the time to rate us 5 stars!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Gleneagles CC Red Course

Pace of play was slow, but it was a beautiful afternoon on a holiday weekend. Otherwise, staff was friendly & the course was fun. Greens were in good shape.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/05/2020

Thanks for coming out to play at our course! We hope to have you back again in the future!

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/28/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Red at Gleneagles Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/28/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to rate us 4 stars! We hope to see you back here again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great value

This course is in great shape. I feel it plays better when they let the ruff grow even though it slows play somewhat. It becomes a better golf challenge . The greens are what protect this course. Traps, as always, less than stellar and need work. I wish the tee boxes were more level. The staff are very friendly, the pace of play good on most days and I feel it’s a walking course built when all golfers walked. The greens fees are fairly priced and to me the course offers value. I’m a member of GMC and been golfing there for twenty years.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/08/2020

Thanks so much for your review! We're so glad you enjoy our staff, and keep coming back after 20 years!

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