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Collieston.

Collieston Golf Course. Opened 1900. Collieston Marine Hotel, containing dining rooms, Drawing Room, and Commercial Room, 2 Parlours, 15 Bedrooms, Kitchen Accommodation, and Lavatories and Bathrooms on ground floor and Bedroom Floor, with land attatched, consisting of 43 acres, O.S. (arable pasture, &c.) will be let with entry at Whitsunday next.The hotel is situated on the Collieston Cliff, commanding a fine view Southwards of the coast as far as Aberdeen, and Northwards towards Peterhead, and is in close proximity to the famous links of Forvie, and the estuary of the river Ythan.

      Extensive additions have recently been made to the hotel, and the house is now in excellent order. A new golf course is being laid out within 300 yards from the hotel, and arrangements may be made whereby visitors will get rod fishing on the river Ythan.

      Mr William Fetch, ground officer, Slains, will point out the boundaries to intending offerers, and further particulars may be obtained on application to Mr Ranald Macdonald, Cluny estates office, 16 Union Terrace, Aberdeen, who will receive offers up to Saturday, 17th March.

         “Mr Tom Morris returned to St Andrews on Wednesday after laying out a new course at Collieston. The course is a nine-holes one, and Tom says that it gives promise of turning out a very nice green. Most of the holes are short, although there is one which extends to about 380 yards. “ Tom” speaks favourably of the greens, one of which in particular will, in his opinion, soon be as good as the Hole O’ Cross on St Andrews links. He had a conversation with the Earl Of Aberdeen, one of the veteran’s many friends, at Aberdeen Station, and his lordship extended to him an invitation to visit his course at Haddo House in the autumn.” (PSGABD 23.6.1900).

      “The new nine-hole golf course laid out some time ago by Tom Morris has now been opened at Collieston. The course, which is on the links, is of a varied and interesting nature, and affords ample scope for accurate play. As Collieston is equipped with a good hotel, golfers may find it worth a visit to prove the qualities of the course.” (PSGABD 23.8.1900)

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