20 GLENEAGLES – King’s

Architect: Braid
2006 position: 10
Stats: 6,471 yds; par 70; SSS 73
GF: £70-£145
T: 0800 389 3737
W: gleneagles.com

There’s a marvellous feeling of freedom in the Gleneagles air, perhaps nowhere more than on the King’s course – James Braid’s 1919 masterpiece in the beautiful Perthshire countryside.

It may no longer be a Tour venue, but Braid’s clever design legacy means every aspect of the average golfer’s game will still be tested.

Many greens are cleverly defended by bunkers or run-offs, placing a strong emphasis on precise, well-flighted approach play.

Loved by many, for whom there is a tinge of disappointment that the Ryder Cup is coming to Gleneagles too late for the King’s to be the host course. JE
+ Wonderful scenery and on-course ambience; good all-round test
– Lacks club atmosphere; blind approach to 3rd now a little out of place

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