Not being a golfer - except the kind where you rent a single club and putt through 18 Astroturf holes - I was more interested in the country pursuits offered.
I managed those three activities all in one day - why lounge around when there are new things to try?
As I sat in the elegant surroundings at The Gleaneagles' Strathearn Restaurant (how often do you see a menu offering "French/Scottish dishes?"), with two traveling companions, I wondered whether I would recommend this high-end hotel to solo travelers.
I looked around and saw women dining solo at two separate tables nearby. Nobody was paying attention to them (except for attentive waiters), and they seemed perfectly at ease.
It confirmed what I believe about travel. Most everything you would enjoy doing with companions likely would also be fun solo, so not having someone to travel with shouldn't stop you.
If you're a solo traveler who likes luxury, Gleneagles has plenty to offer, as you try all sorts of new activities and walk the beautiful grounds.
Photos: Ellen Perlman. 1. Gleneagles Hotel. 2. Watching like a hawk...because it IS one. 3. Which way to go for croquet, grass court tennis and more.
*The scale at my hotel was in British stones. One stone = 14 pounds.