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
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
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.