Why does Gleneagles after 5 years still insist on John Deere?

By: July 27, 2021

This collaboration between Gleneagles and John Deere began when an exclusive contract was signed in 2017. John Deere’s local dealer Double A Trading is involved in this cooperation.

As part of the agreement, John Deere exclusively provides golf course maintenance machinery and equipment across all three golf courses.

John Deere fleet at Gleneagles

Gleneagles adopts now the latest precision spraying and mowing technology are paying off across the estate’s world-famous championship courses, The King’s, Queen’s, and PGA Centenary, plus the 9-hole Wee Course.

The award-winning luxury destination in Perthshire holds a unique position in golf as the first European venue to have hosted both The Ryder Cup (in 2014) and Solheim Cup (in 2019).

John Deere was the official golf course and turf maintenance equipment supplier to Gleneagles for the latter event, with tournament support provided by local supplying dealer Double A at Cupar.

The next professional tournament scheduled at Gleneagles takes place in July 2022, when The King’s Course will host The Senior Open Presented by Rolex for the first time. This will be Europe’s only Senior Major Championship next year.


Scott Fenwick recently took delivery of the latest additions to Gleneagles’ extensive John Deere course maintenance equipment fleet, including

  • the ProGator-based GPS PrecisionSprayer,
  • WAM 1600T and 9009A TerrainCut rotary rough and finishing mowers,
  • plus nine TS & TX Series Gator utility vehicles.

Scott Fenwick said

“We were the first UK golf course to receive a prototype of the GPS PrecisionSprayer for assessment, from the start of the John Deere contract.”

Gleneagles is one of the first golf courses in the UK to receive GEO Certified status. That’s why the new John Deere GPS PrecisionSprayer is a great choice.

Precision is a feature of the A model mowers that Gleneagles uses, with the machines set up using the TechControl system so that they mow and turn at exact speeds. This helps give a consistent finish across all courses.