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Dinner – Huntingdale Golf Club – Tuesday 26 September 2023

Our guest speaker for our final dinner for the year was Melbourne based golf course photographer Gary Lisbon

Well known around the world for his photography…Gary has travelled for almost two decades capturing images of the world’s best golf courses for golf clubs and industry publications. Gary has visited and photographed over 685 courses in 26 countries (and counting) and his passion for the game is evident with his spectacular and enduring images. 

A 13-week trip in 2022 saw Gary visit and photograph 89 courses culminating in his just released “Great Golf Courses of the World” coffee table book. Gary will talk and present visually his journey to this spectacular end result and also highlight some of the other places he has visited and the successes and challenges of capturing images where weather is constantly changing. 

 Members and guests had thoroughly entertaining night hearing from Gary whilst enjoying his many superb images of course from all over the world.


Please enjoy this report put together by John Trevorrow

Golf Society members and guests were treated to a visual trip around some of the world’s great golf courses when golf photographer Gary Lisbon addressed a GSA dinner at Huntingdale GC recently.

Gary has photographed more than 685 courses in 26 countries, and many of his stunning images are the work of his drone camera, which he is licensed to fly in Australia, New Zealand and EU countries.

He revealed that the magic time of day for him is a 45-minute window each morning and evening when the sun low in the sky highlights the terrain and the colors that all golfers know and love.

Gary has just produced a sumptuous new coffee table book ‘Great Golf Courses of the World’ after a 13-week trip through 89 golf courses in nine countries in the UK, Scandinavia, Europe, and other exotic places.

He showed many of the images as he told the back-story of capturing his beautiful images, including capturing the northern lights at midnight as they shimmered over Lofoten Links, a spectacular private golf course built on the coast of a remote peninsula in northern Norway.

The audience was also delighted to see his wonderful images of Royal Melbourne GC with the CBD in the background complete with hot air balloons, plus an aerial study of the 8th/10th green complex at Huntingdale GC.

To see more of Gary Lisbon’s work, go to


Dinner guest speaker Gary Lisbon with President Kim Hastie

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