The Gleneagles Hotel


The Challenge

The world famous Gleneagles golf course was experiencing standing water issues on the 16th hole of the Queens course. The fairway running towards the green runs through a valley causing flooding issues on the green. The objective was to install a drainage system, with minimal disruption, onto the Queens 16th Green, which will complement the existing lateral drainage. The EGRP system enables saturated surface strata to communicate with unsaturated sub-soil strata at lower depths. All rainfall is dealt with at source and the system does not require an outflow.

Why use the EGRP as the solution?

The method is non-disruptive which allows players to keep using the hole while works are carried out. No ongoing maintenance is required with this system that deals with rainwater at the source and no external energy source is required.

System Design 

The system was designed between the bunkers to reduce the water flowing towards the surface. The diamond pattern was installed between the existing lateral drainage.


A specialist drill rig that is mounted on track mats to protect the surface drilled holes at varying lengths. EGRP devices were capped and then vertically inserted into the bore holes, penetrating the surface before reaching layers on unsaturated ground below. We installed 12 lines across the green, to ensure the surface is always free from standing water which maintains optimum playing conditions. Due to our non-disruptive work method the hole remained open while the work was taking place. After a 5 day install the complete green at the luxury golf course was back in full use for its clients.

Key Features

Lack of disruption meant the whole remained open throughout the installation process

No ongoing maintenance is required

Deals with rainfall at the source

Energy passive requiring NO external energy source