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Golf in Perth and Kinross

Perth and Kinross is a landlocked county in Scotland and it is geographically split by the Highland Boundary Fault into a more mountainous northern part and a flatter southern part. The northern area is a popular tourist spot, while agriculture makes an important contribution to the southern part of the area. The largest city is Perth. Gleneagles Hotel - with three golf courses - is the most famous golf club in Perth and Kinross. It was the host of the Ryder Cup in 2014, which was held at PGA Centenary Course.

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Golf in Perth and Kinross
Perth is believed the be the oldest golf venue in the world. Records of people playing golf here go back to the 16th century. In 1824 the Perth Golf Club was founded and golfers then played the North Inch. The club is now known as the North Inch Golf Course. The current layout of the course was designed by Old Tom Morris. The most famous golf club in Perth and Kinross by far is the Gleneagles Hotel. Other golf courses in Perth and Kinross which are definitely worth a visit are Blairgowrie Golf Club, Pitlochry Golf Club, Alyth Golf Club and Crieff Golf Club. When planning a golf break to Perth and Kinross a good place to stay would be either Perth or Dundee. All of the good golf courses in the area are in close proximity to these cities. There are quite some distilleries to visit when visiting Perth and Kinross. Other attractions - besides golf - are Scone Palace, The Black Watch Castle & Museum and Kinnoull Hill. Edinburgh Airport is the closest international airport to Perth and Kinross.

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mpaehlig
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Played on: 10 June 2018 Review date: 20 June 2018Handicap: 8.1
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The Gleneagles Hotel
Als je het ideale golfresort ontwerpt, dan kom je waarschijnlijk heel dicht uit bij wat Glengeagles biedt. Alle onderdelen zijn van ongekende kwaliteit. Het hotel, de gastvrijheid, de faciliteiten, alles. En ja, ook het golf is uitstekend. De King en de Queen zijn allebei eeuwlingen en een feest om te mogen spelen. Als een architect dit soort banen vandaag de dag zou ontw…
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dagmarbuysse
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Played on: 12 November 2018 Review date: 19 November 2018Handicap: 15
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The Gleneagles Hotel
High end top quality resort with many activities such as archery, falconry, hunting, tennis, walking, spa, horseback riding, fishing, off road driving and golf of course. Gleneagles has actually been voted to be the best golf resort in Europe. There are 3 golf courses. The king’s, the queen’s and the PGA centenary where the Ryder cup was played in 2014. I played the Ki…
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timelliott
Silver
Played on: 6 May 2018 Review date: 6 May 2018Handicap: 12
The Gleneagles Hotel
We stay at Glenmor for a week every year in early May and have played all 3 courses. The King’s is our favourite, it is an unforgiving track with many outstanding holes. The Queen’s is shorter and so picturesque with a challenging start, but after half way the holes are easier and normally downwind so if you can keep the ball straight you will score well. Some of the scen…
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Leonard
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Played on: 12 September 2019 Review date: 28 September 2019Handicap: 17.4
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The Gleneagles Hotel
Ik heb de King's course gespeeld tijdens de 2019 Solheim Cup in een Am Am met een golfster uit het Europese junior Solheim Cup team. De omstandigheden waren regen, regenachtig en grijs en de baan was nog geprepareerd voor hun wedstrijd van de dag ervoor. De baan is net als de Queen's course op Gleneagles ontworpen door de beroemde architect James Braid ook de architect …
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What is the best golf course in Perth and Kinross?
The Gleneagles Hotel is the best golf course in Perth and Kinross. Out of 29 golf courses in Perth and Kinross, the rating 9.1 of The Gleneagles Hotel is the highest. Click here to view the 10 best golf courses in Perth and Kinross
Is Perth and Kinross good for golf?
A 9.2 rating indicates Perth and Kinross is outstanding as a golf destination. This rating is based on several elements, like the average rating of golf clubs within this destination and the density of above-average golf clubs.
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