Forgotten Golfing Greens Of Scotland
 Forgotten Golfing Greens Of Scotland

 Rossie Priory from above.

Private Courses.

The following private courses heve been found in Angus:

Glamis Castle. A 6-hole course, in the grounds, in use certainly between 1906-13. The photograph shows Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, later Queen Elizabeth, having golf lessons from the well-known Scottish amateur Leslie Balfour-Melville in 1913.

.  “The first competition for the Crighton medal and several other prizes took place on Saturday afternoon at tha Glamis Club, when twenty competitors took part. The following were the best scores: F McNicil 64; A K Crichton, 67; E Elder, 70; J Gordan, 73; W Elder, 73; J T Johnston, 74; C M Crichton, 75; D Strachan, 77; T Crichton, 78; A Craid, 80.” (ET 26.4.1897)

Millden Lodge, Edzell. A 9-hole course in the grounds, in existence in 1906. The estate was owned by the Duke of Roxburgh, who had courses laid out on his estates at Floors Castle, and at Drumlanrig Castle.

Montrose Royal Asylum Golf Club. Instituted 1895. “Play takes place over a private course of 9 holes.” (GA 1899)

Rossie Priory.  "Bob Simpson of Carnoustie visited  Rossie Priory last week at the invitation of Lord Kinnaird.  He found the ground very suitable for golf and will now prepare a plan of the course for his Lordship's approval .  While at Rossie, Simpson laid out a Ladies' course of 9 holes on a beautiful piece of turf in front of the lawn."  Source: Golf 26.4.1895


Simpson Brothers

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