Spectacular new images showcase iconic golf experience at Gleneagles in Scotland

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Gleneagles, the iconic Scottish hotel and global luxury destination, has today released a spectacular new portfolio of golf course images that capture the breathtaking natural beauty of the award-winning 850-acre Perthshire estate.

Shot by world-renowned golf course photographer Jacob Sjöman, the striking pictures perfectly portray the sporting challenge of Gleneagles’ three 18-hole championship layouts, The King’s and The Queen’s, both UK Top 100-ranked James Braid heathland classics, and the highly-acclaimed Jack Nicklaus-designed PGA Centenary.

Director of Golf at Gleneagles, Andrew Jowett, commented: “Jacob’s dramatic photographs capture the real essence of Gleneagles and its three championship golf experiences. We are blessed with an extraordinary natural location and these new images tell a wonderful pictorial story that marries world-class golf and standout Scottish landscapes.”

Located in the heart of Scotland, and an hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow airports, Gleneagles remains the only venue in Europe to have staged both the Ryder Cup (2014) and the Solheim Cup (2019). It also continues to be independently ranked as the UK & Ireland’s #1 Golf Resort*.

Gleneagles pioneered the growth of competitive golf in the UK, hosting its first event on The King’s Course in 1920 – the Glasgow Herald Tournament – that offered a winner’s purse of £650 (£20,000 in today’s money) which at that time was the largest first prize in British tournament golf.

It has gone on to host over 30 high-profile professional tour events, including the Curtis Cup (1936), Women’s British Open (1957), Bell’s Scottish Open (1987-1994), McDonald’s WPGA Championship of Europe (1996-1999), the Johnnie Walker Championship (1999-2013) and, most recently, the Senior Open Presented by Rolex in 2022.

The King’s Course has undergone a beautiful renovation in recent years, returning it to the creator’s original ‘inland links’ vision with fast-running, open fairways, lined with strategically placed bunkers to capture errant tee shots.

Commenting on his Gleneagles assignment, photographer Jacob Sjöman, added: “Everything from the atmosphere, the unique characteristics of the landscape, and the fantastic hotel, exceeded my already very high expectations. It was phenomenal. As a photographer it was so interesting to see how visually-different each of the golf courses were, and my photographs depict their beauty.”

Beyond the fairways, Gleneagles’ guests can unwind and relax at the award-winning hotel, where a wealth of food and drink options await, including The Strathearn, the theatrical Franco-Scottish dining experience, the Birnam Brasserie, a relaxed Mediterranean style restaurant serving the best Italian and French-style cuisine, or toast the day’s play in Auchterarder 70, overlooking the 18th greens of The King’s and Queen’s.

Gleneagles also boasts over 50 pursuits, including fly-fishing, falconry, cycling, off-roading, equestrian experiences and archery. Guests will also have use of a range of leisure facilities, including the pitch-and-putt course, lawn games and outdoor tennis courts.

*Golf World Top 100 Best Golf Resorts UK & Ireland ranking 2023