King’s Course at Gleneagles hotel

Auchterarder, Scotland

James Baird’s masterpiece


Masterpieces are worth experiencing. Whether Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel or Van Gogh’s Starry Night, in person, these works transcend their omnipresence in culture and leave you awe-struck. The most famous golf course architects have their masterpieces – think MacKenzie’s Augusta National or Ross’ Pinehurst #2 – and they too deeply rewarding experiences. The best way to describe the King’s Course at Gleneagles is to say that is the masterpiece of James Baird, one of the most prolific and accomplished architects of all time. And like other masterpieces, it’ll take your breath away. 


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Course Photos

Course Layout

Course Flyover

What To Know

Yardage & Tees

When to Play
The King’s Course at Gleneagles is open year round, weather permitting.

February through June are the drier months, while the warmest temperatures can be found May through October.  May through October is a good time to play the King’s Course.






Greens Fees


Greens Fees

January £75 hotel guest / £80 all others
February £75 hotel guest / £80 all others
March £75 hotel guest / £80 all others
April £85 hotel guest / £99 all others
May £140 hotel guest / £150 all others
June £160 hotel guest / £180 all others
July £190 hotel guest / £220 all others
August £190 hotel guest / £220 all others
September 1-15 £190 hotel guest / £220 all others
September 16-30 £220 hotel guest / £220 all others
October 1-15 £135 hotel guest / £250 all others
October 16-31 £140 hotel guest / £150 all others
November £85 hotel guest / £99 all others
December £75 hotel guest / £80 all others


Greens fees last verified June 2019. View them on

Visitor Tee Times
Visitors may play the King’s Course seven days a week.

Book a tee time.

Rentals & Caddies

Caddies are available for £60 plus gratuity. You need to request them in advance. Forecaddies are available for £23.75 a person, with a three person minimum.

Clubs are available to rent for £42.50 (£57.50 with balls and a pull cart) Book them in advance.

Shoes (with complimentary socks) are available to rent for £25.

Hand carts are available for £8.

Golf carts are not available. 

Electric hand carts are available for £27.50.

Practice Facilities
Gleneagle’s practice area – the PGA National Golf Academy – has a 320 yard double-ended driving range, undercover pitching bays, a short game pitching area, three short game practice greens with five varied bunkers and two putting greens.
Other Things To Know
Course Website

Year Built: 1919

Architects: James Braid

Guide: Check out the King’s Course detailed course guide here.

There are two other courses on site: the shorter but fun Queen’s Course, and the newer PGA Centenary Course, which has received mixed reviews.