The Gleneagles Hotel has a 9 hole pitch and putt course measuring 550 yards, ideal for complete beginners or early risers like me, before breakfast and a day's golf. Polly, Craig, Stu and I were due to play the PGA National Centenary Course at Gleneagles later in the morning of 26 September 2011, and it had been raining heavily overnight so this was a chance to gauge the likely underfoot conditions. The longest hole on this course is only 81 yards, so only a wedge and putter are needed and it only takes 30 minutes or so to play. I went round in level par 27 after birdies at the first couple of holes and 16 putts in total.
This is a view of the 49 yard 9th hole, with the hotel in the background. Quite a place overall.