Golf photographer David Cannon has teamed up with Glenmorangie to find the world’s most ‘unnecessarily well made’ golf holes. Here’s David’s Top 10 (in no particular order). Vote for your favourite golf hole for the chance to win the ultimate Open Championship experience at www.glenmorangie.com/golf
1) The par 3, 11th hole ‘Alps’ at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
This hole plays as the 13th hole in the Open Championship which returns to Hoylake this year. This hole is one of the most scenic holes in England and is certainly a really tough test. The hole photographs really well in the morning or in the afternoon as the sun sets over the River Dee estuary. I have played this hole hundreds of times having been a member of the club for years.
2) The par 4, 8th hole on the Majlis Course at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai
I have witnessed this hole from its opening in 1988 and have seen so many extraordinary changes. The hole is a truly great par 4, and a wonderful hole to photograph. I have been lucky enough to work for the club for a long time so have managed to capture the hole developing over the years and still maintaining its position as one of the great par 4’s of the European Tour.
3) The par 3, 14th hole at Royal Portrush ‘Calamity’
This hole is one of the world’s great par 3’s - fantastic to photograph and so tough to play. It is aptly named as it can ruin many a scorecard especially if you hit the ball to the right and down into the large gulley.