Gleneagles to upgrade King's Course

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The King's Course at the Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland
The King's Course at the Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland

The five-star Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland, is upgrading its James Braid-designed King’s Course this winter in advance of the property’s 100-year anniversary in 2019.   

Improvements include reverting many of the golf course features to its original design, as well as boosting its resistance to year-round weather conditions.

“Essentially, we’re bringing the King’s Course back closer to Braid’s original vision,” said Gleneagles golf courses and estate manager Scott Fenwick.

Specifically, the multimillion dollar renovation will include widening the approaches to some of the greens and reintroducing tighter mown turf surrounding the greens, as well as reshaping bunkers, according to Fenwick.

A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Gleneagles was the host of the 2014 Ryder Cup and features Scotland’s only two-Michelin-star restaurant, Andrew Fairlie.

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