The Gleneagles Queens course is a key component of the marvellous golfing trio that Gleneagles has to offer. The Queens is the shortest of the three championship courses, but that has not undermined the quality on offer.
The course measures under 6000 yards, but you must remember that par is a mere 68. The low par keeps it very interesting. It still may appear straightforward to some players, but the course was designed methodically, with bunkers placed very strategically. Finding one and still escaping with par is a rare occurrence, so it is not in your interest to take the Queens lightly.
The first hole sets the tone for the course. Known as the “Trystin’ tree”, it is a 409 yard par 4. The tee shot is a slight dogleg, but there are a series of bunkers that must be taken on from it. If you manage to avoid them, your approach shot will look relatively straightforward. That is until you realise the green is a very small target, particularly from that distance. The Gleneagles Queens will provide interesting challenges like this all day.
The beautiful settings contribute heavily to making the Queens course one that everyone can enjoy. The charming woodland that can be found all over the course are awe inspiring. The trees also insulate players from what is going on around them, ensuring complete seclusion from other players. The land is something of a moor, which helps players enjoy a relaxing atmosphere. It is as if you were out for a nice walk, rather than waging war on a defiant golf course.