Gary Lisbon (OW1984) was a chartered accountant with KPMG who always had a love of golf and never saw himself as an accountant in the long run. He started working with 1991 Open Champion Ian Baker-Finch, before branching out into running corporate golf days, which then led to capturing images of golf courses around Australia.

‘This was my real passion and soon developed quite significantly with golf clubs contacting me to capture images of their courses around the world', explains Gary.

Gary first published Great Golf Down Under in 2010 which showcased images he captured from courses across Australia and New Zealand. This sold out and was followed by volumes 2 and 3 of the same title – both of which also sold out.

Gary’s latest project, Great Golf Courses of the World, is set to be equally as popular. 'I long had a desire to produce a book of courses from around the world and earlier this year, it came to fruition. This unique 288-page panoramic-layout book features more than 400 images from 100 courses in 20 countries,’ he said.

Each region begins with a commentary written by Gary before a series of breathtaking photographs from key golf courses in that area.

Many of the images were captured by Gary on a 13-week golf odyssey post-COVID in 2022 when he took more than 32,000 images and visited and photographed 89 golf courses, heading as far north as the Arctic Circle in Norway where his golf course images included the Northern Lights at Lofoten Links.

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