This one’s for Roger who hopes to go there for the 2014 Ryder Cup.
My recent trip to Gleneagles once again left me with the feeling that it’s good. Especially the dramatic change to the 18th green but it still doesn’t have the feel of the King’s and Queen’s courses.
Is it me wallowing in nostalgia about playing Gleneagles in my youth? Maybe not.
Darren Clarke who’s on the short list as captain for the 2014 contest is quoted as saying.
“It’s not even the best course at Gleneagles…It is unbelievable that they chose to stage the 2014 Ryder Cup on this course. Gleneagles is an unbelievable resort and a sensational place, but the Ryder Cup is going to be played on the wrong course.
“Scotland is the home of golf and we should not be playing on an American-style course — it is beyond my comprehension…“I may be ripped for saying it, but I can’t see it as a Ryder Cup venue and it’s a shame.”
Darren has climbed down from his high-horse, I wonder why? And has been very complimentary about the changes.
“I had heard about all the changes they have done…I haven’t played all of the green yet but the ones that I saw yesterday certainly were massive improvements.”
No doubt about it but it’s still got that American-style look.
Quote of the Day.
“The PGA Centenary definitely compliments, but also contrasts markedly with the King’s and Queen’s.”– Top 100 Golf Courses
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