The James Braid Gleneagles
Duration: 4 days
A Pinnacle of Achievement.
It was here in the heart of Perthshire
that James Braid created what is widely regarded as his
masterpiece. The majestic setting of the Kings and Queens courses
at the famous Gleneagles Hotel stand as a monument to his
contribution to the game as a golf course builder.
The Kings and Queens courses at
Gleneagles probably represent the pinnacle of
achievement for James Braid the golf course architect. Both are
superb heathland courses set in some of the most spectacular
scenery in Scotland.
The Kings course has hosted many important events
since its official opening in 1919 including a match between
British and American professionals which was the forerunner of the
Taymouth Castle, laid out by
Braid in the early 1920's, is well known among discerning visitors
to this beautiful setting at the eastern end of Loch Tay, and
Crieff presents a delightful challenge.
Alloa - or Shawpark as it is also known - is a
Braid redesign from the 1930s and very good it is too.