Forgotten Golfing Greens Of Scotland
 Forgotten Golfing Greens Of Scotland

Keith

Several attempts at various meetings were made to form a club at Keith in November, December 1894, however, without success. The problems were in securing suitable ground for the course. It would be 7 years later in 1901 before they would resolve this issue and form their club.

Keith Golf Club – 1 Instituted 1901. “Mr Dalgleish, the professional for Nairn Golf Club, on the invitation of the committee appointed to form a golf club for the town, paid a visit to Keith the other day and inspected the proposed course on the Drum Burn Valley. Mr Dalgleish having gone round the course expressed himself as highly pleased with it, and afterwards arranged for a nine hole course, embracing excellent variety as to distance and ground. The holes are from 150 to 400 yards apart. Arrangements are being made to have the course opened at the earliest possible opportunity. About 90 have intimated their desire to join the club.” (AF 24.4.1901)

      “The new clubhouse for the Keith golf course was formally opened on Wednesday. The building is erected in a substantial manner, the walls being corrugated iron on a wood framing, the whole being constructed in such a way that, in the event of an alteration being made to the course, the house can be taken down and re-erected in another position. It is divided into two rooms, one for the ladies and the other for the gentlemen. Boxes are provided round the walls and seats run along the front.” (AJ 27.7.1906)

 

A 9 hole course situated in the valley of the Drum Burn. Length of Course,  2065 yards

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

Length in yards         190      350     140       420       170       100       310       190       195

      “Intersected by the Burn of Drum, which must be crossed five times during course of play.  Hilly ground, giving opportunities for good mashie work.  Very sporting course.  Good clubhouse.  Very bracing climate.”  (WWG)

Membership 100. 

Last recorded 1940.                                 

 

 Current club founded 1963.

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