Gleneagles PGA Centenary
The PGA course at Gleneagles has played host to some of the most prestigious events on the golfing calendar; the 2014 Ryder Cup and the 2019 Solheim Cup where both times Europe has been victorious. Although all 3 courses at Gleneagles are fantastic, the PGA course has a special feel to it that you don’t get at many courses.
Designed by the Golden Bear himself, Jack Nicklaus made sure Gleneagles PGA course was simply stunning to the eye as well as providing a stern test for all golfers. The course is simply fantastic in all weathers, mostly due to the sub-air system used to ensure the course is playable at all times – especially important in Central Scotland. The course itself offers fantastic views over to Ben Shee. The features on the PGA course is replicant of some US courses – with massive bunkers lining the fairways and major slopes around the greens. There is a major benefit to those who possess a good distance and the ability to hit a high ball flight into the greens.
The favourite holes on the PGA course are 14 and 15 – where there’s a couple of birdie chances if you can avoid being distracted by your surroundings. The back 9 definitely has a few chances for scoring if you can survive the front 9. By playing here, you can emulate Tommy Fleetwood who won the Johnie Walker Championship in 2013 which was his first PGA tour win. Even better if you can emulate his -18 score for 4 rounds.