Forgotten Golfing Greens Of Scotland
 Forgotten Golfing Greens Of Scotland

Banff.

Banff Golf Club.  Instituted 1871.  A 9-hole course on The Links, half a mile from Banff Harbour station.

      “The links, which are rather short and narrow, have the sea on one side and the railway on the other, and consist of eighteen holes.” (GA 1892-93

“There is now at the side of the town, on the burgh links, and within ten minutes of the Banff Harbour Railway Station, a nicely laid-out and well-kept seaside course of nine holes, having a circuit of about one mile and a half. There are excellent hazards, sand bunkers, brae and burn. A commodious club, for both ladies and gentlemen, was erected by the members in 1895, and the privilege of playing on the course and use of the golf-house is had on very moderate terms.  (GGA 1898)

      "A really good seaside course with natural hazards, burns etc.  The length of the course is a mile and a half, the length of the holes varying from 124 to 469 yards.  It has been recently improved, and further improvements are under consideration.  There are good ladies' and gentlemen's clubhouses." (NGYB1907)

 

Length of Course,  2506 yards - Bogey  42

             Hole No.           1          2          3              4           5            6            7            8          9

Length in yards         376       285       319       132       439       307       198       204       246

                Bogey            6           5          5              3           6            5            4           4           4

 

A good natural seaside course with natural hazards, burns etc.  (WWG)

Major trophy: Chisolm Gold Medal, Cheves Adam’s Gold Compass, Dawes Challenge Cup.  Membership 110. 

                                                                           

In 1925 amalgamated with Duff House GC to become Duff House Royal GC. 

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