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See The Master Photographer’s Capture of Iconic Gleneagles

100-year journey iconic

Gleneagles, the iconic Scottish golf destination, has commissioned world-renowned golf photographer, David Cannon. He captured the beauty and sporting challenge that awaits the visitors.

David Cannon, a keen golfer himself, has visited over 1,000 courses. His career has also seen him cover 100 men’s Major tournaments. Including 35 Opens, 34 consecutive Masters, 17 Ryder Cups and all 12 Solheim Cup matches (the 13th takes place at Gleneagles in 2019).

— David’s new portfolio of images showcases our three championship golf courses perfectly. We commissioned this beautiful new photography to specifically highlight the enhancements that have been made to our James Braid-designed King’s and Queen’s courses, Gary Silcock, Director of Golf, commented.

King’s and Queen’s courses (pictured above) have been carefully restored to the original design vision of Braid.  A significant programme of bunker renovations has also been completed, further enhancing the playing experience.

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THE KINGS COURSE: Looking across the 18th green of The King’s Course, with the 1st fairway and green beyond. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

Iconic bunkers

Braid always wanted the bunkers at Gleneagles to offer golfers a ‘glimpse’ of sand, whilst remaining challenging and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The iconic resort have now achieved this. Bringing the courses back to how they were meant to be seen and played.

— This bunker work also led us to change the fairways back to Braid’s vision too. We no longer have fairway bunkers sitting in the rough, our bunkers are now in play and they are sitting in the fairways. Which in some cases have been made 40% wider, making the whole playing experience at Gleneagles more enjoyable, added Gary Silcock.

David Cannon’s new golf image portfolio comes as the wider estate enjoys significant investment from new owners, Ennismore. Leading Gleneagles to continuously re-establishing  its place in luxury. And surpassing the glory days of the 1920s when it was the highlight of the social calendar.

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KINGS COURSE: The 17th on The King’s Course, with the famous Gleneagles Hotel in the distance. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

Photographer, David Cannon, concluded:

— Gleneagles is not only a very special place to visit but it is wonderful to photograph too. With the panoramic backdrop of the Ochil Hills, and the manicured rolling fairways of the King’s and Queen’s courses, in particular. It truly is a golfer’s paradise.

All three courses at Gleneagles will also stage major events in 2018. The PGA Centenary Course will host the inaugural European Team Championships. The King’s Course will welcome the 100th playing of the Scottish Stroke Play Championship. While the Queen’s Course will see the second Mixed Championship event for Scottish Golf.

Read more: Gleneagles home page

THE PGA CENTENARY COURSE: The sporting challenge of The PGA Centenary Course, taken from the 2nd green. Photo: David Canon/Getty Images

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