To anyone who watched the 2014 Ryder Cup or the 2019 Solheim Cup, the PGA Centenary course at Gleneagles needs no introduction. This was the scene for memorable European victories in events that captured the world’s attention.
There is a sense of excitement and anticipation in the air as you stand on the first tee, picturing the imposing stands, the crowds lining the fairway, and imagining how the best players in the game must have felt. For some amateurs, that feeling will inspire them to great things, for others the nerves may get the better of them.
As would be expected from a course that has played host to such prestigious events, this is a challenging test of golf. Measured as one of the longest courses in Scotland from the back tees, it is important to play forward to ensure maximum enjoyment – most of us will never come close to having the ability of the pros, but we can still walk in their footsteps for a day.
Jack Nicklaus, the course designer, is said to have described it as ‘the finest parcel of land in the world I’ve been given to work with’ and it is easy to see why – the setting is fabulous with undulating terrain surrounded by picturesque hills. It is definitely one to tick off the list.
Play the Gleneagles PGA Centenary course as part of our Legacy Cup Perthshire.