Forgotten Golfing Greens Of Scotland
 Forgotten Golfing Greens Of Scotland

The beautiful Drumlanrig Castle

Dumfrieshire's Private Courses.

Barwhillanty House Golf Course.

Barwhillanty House

Barwhillanty Golf Course

Private.

Cheshire Observer, September 12th 1891

 

The fashion of having a miniature “ Links,” chiefly for practice in “ Iron” shots, laid out around country estates, is becoming very frequent. This week, W.D. More, the Chester club professional has gone on a mission to Barwhillinty, Parton, N.B, Mr Yerburgh’s scotch seat, in order to plan a small golfing course, where the wearied legislators may recruit their jaded energies and console themselves with a round of golf after a days ill luck with the grouse. The Chief Secretary for Ireland – another well known golfer – has “ Links” at his country seat near North Berwick, and, as most golfers “ go off” more in wrist iron shots than in any other part of the game, our country gentry are very wise to avail themselves with a little spare ground where the lovers of the Scotch national game may exercise their skill in “ driving and lofting,” and even in “ stymies.”

Barwhillany estate, near Castle Douglas.

Cally Mansion House Golf Course

Cally Mansion House Golf Course

 

This course was a private estate course before it became a hotel in the 1930s. The hotel course closed during the war when the house was commandeered for the military.

 

Scotsman November 1st, 1933

 

Mansion Houses as Hotels for

Tourist Traffic

 

The court for the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright granted an application for a hotel licence in respect of the Cally Mansion House, near Gatehouse of Fleet, which is to be converted into a high class hotel catering for tourists. A tennis court and a golf course are being laid out, and steps are being taken to acquire shooting and fishing rights.

A before and after look at Cally Palace

Above, Cally Park as it is today

The two maps are not only to show the location, but also to demonstrate how the course was a private concern long before it became a hotel in the 1930s. Both maps are pre 1930.

Cassencarrie House

 

Cassencarrie House, one mile south of Creetown. A 9-hole course in front of the house. In use in the 1930’s.

 

Cassencarie House Golf Course

The Scotsman July 15th 1932

 

Garden Party At Cassencarie

 

Major and Mrs Henryson Caird of Cassencarie, Creetown, yesterday afternoon entertained the tenants and friends on their estate to the number of 200 at a garden party at Cassencarie. The beautiful grounds and the mansion-house, immortalised as the Woodburn of Sir Walter Scotts “ Guy Mannering “ were greatly admired.

In the evening there was dancing in a large marquee which had been erected on the golf course in front of the house. An exhibition of dancing was given by Mrs Henryson Caird and the Baron De Braze. During the afternoon Creetown silver band played selections, and an enjoyable sports programme was carried through. The fete is being continued today and there is to be a ball in the evening, at which it is expected the Albanian minister in London will be present.

Cassencarrie House. Now a ruin, and the grounds a caravan park.

Castlemilk House, Lockerbie.

 

Castlemilk, Lockerbie, D & G. A 9-hole course in the grounds of Castlemilk, home of Sir Robert Jardine. 

 

Galloway Standard March 24th 1909.

 

Lockerbie V Castlemilk

 

This match was played on the course of Sir Robert Jardine on Saturday, and resulted as follows : Lockerbie 9  Castlemilk 3

 

                               Lockerbie                                     Castlemilk

O.G.P. Baird  ………………………  1      J. Innes  ……………………….  0

D.L. Kirk  …………………………   0      J. Rafferty  ……………………. 1

J. Cameron  ……………………….    0      H.G. Campbell  ………………..  1

J. Pender  …………………………    1      K. Coventon ………………….    0

W.D. Hume  ………………………   1       J. Duff  ………………………..  0

R.W. Milne  ………………………..  1      A. Carruthers  …………………  0

J.J. Dobie ………………………….   1      F. Betts ……………………….   0

W.V. Cousen  ……………………..   1      J. Troup  ………………………  0

D. McJerrow  ………………………. 1      J. Rouse  ………………………  0

Rev. R. Donaldson  ………………..  0       J. Little  ……………………….  1

R. Douglas  …………………………  1      G. Innes …………………….     0

A. Robertson  ………………………. 1       J. Lyall ………………………   0

                                                              9                                                          3

 

Dumfries and Galloway Standard March 30th, 1910

Lockerbie V Castlemilk

 

This match was played at Castlemilk on Saturday, and resulted in a draw. After the match the players were entertained to tea at the castle. Sir Robert expressed the great pleasure it gave him to have the Lockerbie club as visitors to the Castlemilk course, and hoped they would have many more matches together, and perhaps sometime the Castlemilk players would be able to beat the Lockerbie players instead of merely tieng. Mr David McJerrow replied on behalf of the Lockerbie club. Scores :-

 

                                 Lockerbie                                              Castlemilk

Colonel Campbell  …………………….  1     Sir R. Jardine  ……………………  0

O.G Baird  …………………………..     0     J. Innes …………………………… 1

W.L. Kirk  ……………………………..  1    J. Rafferty  ……………………….. 0

W.D. Hume  …………………………    ½    J. Little  ………………………….. ½

J. Cameron  ……………………………  0    H. Porteous  ……………………..   1

A. Robertson  ………………………….  1    J. Duff  …………………………...  0

D. McJerrow  ………………………….   0   J.M. Aitken  ………………………  1

G. Middleton  ………………………….  1    F. Betts …………………………… 0

W.V. Cousens  ………………………..    0   K. Coventon  ……………………..  1

J.J. Dobie  ……………………………..   1   G. Innes  …………………………   0

R.W. Milne ……………………………   0   G. Roes  …………………………   1

R. Douglas  …………………………….  0   W. Muir  …………………………  1

G. Crichton  ……………………………  1   A. Carruthers  …………………….  0

A.S. McMurtrie  ……………………….. 0   H. Rouse  …………………………. 1

J.C. Turner  ……………………………   ½  M. Sanderson  …………………… ½

H.G. Germain  ……………………….     ½  J. Lyall  …………………………   ½

A. Welsh  ……………………………..    1   W. Campbell  …………………...  0

                                                                   8 ½                                                       8 ½

 

 

Edinburgh Evening Dispatch April 3rd 1911.

 

Lockerbie v Castlemilk

 

This match was played over the Castlemilk course on Saturday, in fine weather.

Details ;

                         Castlemilk                                        Lockerbie

 

Sir Robert Jardine         ½                                   D McJorrow                ½

Lord Chelsea                 0                                    P Malcolm                   1

J.M Aitken                     1                                   J.J. Dobie                     0

P Paterson                      1                                   A.J. Baird                     0

W Rees                          0                                   W.D. Hyme                  1

J Raffery                         1                                  J Middleton                   0

W Merdham                   ½                                  A.M. Murtrie                ½

B.M. Graham                 1                                   A. Welsh                       0

F. Betts                           1                                   J.K. Johnston                0

M.L. Sanderson              1                                   J.C. Turner                   0

W. Campbell Junr          0                                   W.H. Laidlaw               1

H. Rouse                        1                                    G. Wilson                     0

L. Coventon                   1                                    Rev. B. Jack                 0

J. Little                           1                                    S. Bryden                     0

W. Muir                          1                                    J. Morden                    0

J. Lyall                           1                                     T. Henderson              0

 

                                     12             Totals                                                  4

 

Jardine Hall at Castlemilk, Lockerbie.

Dumfries and Galloway Standard April 8th, 1914

Lockerbie V Castlemilk

 

A match of 18 players a side took place between these clubs on Saturday at Castlemilk. The visitors sustained defeat by 11 matches to 7. Details :-

 

                       Castlemilk                                               Lockerbie

J.M. Aitken  ………………………  0      F. Hunter  ………………………..  1

D. Paterson  ………………………. 1      C.C. Must  ……………………….  0

T. Graham  ……………………….. 1       C. Stevenson  …………………..    0

J. Rutherford  ……………………..  1      T. Edgar  ………………………… 0

W. McCormick …………………     1       W.H. Laidlaw  ………………….   0

F. Betts  ………………………….   0        J.R. Heugh  …………………….   1

A. Carruthers   ……………………  0       W.V. Cousen  ……………………  1

R. Murray  ………………………..  1       J.J. Dobie  ……………………….  0

J. Rafferty  ……………………….. 1        G. Bell  ………………………….  0

A. Allan  ………………………….  0       R. Cossar  ………………………..  1

J. Little  …………………………    1        R. Douglas  ……………………..   0

H. Rouse  ………………………… 0        W. Muir  ………………………… 1

J. Boe  ……………………………. 1        A. Wightman  …………………..   0

J. Linton  ………………………..    1        R. Bell  …………………………   0

J. Lyall  ………………………….   0        G. Wilson  ……………………..    1

J. Jeffrey  ………………………..   1        J. Morrison  ……………………..   0

C.M. Sanderson  …………………  1        G. Davidson  …………………….  0

J. Bealey  ………………………     0        Rev. J.G. Grieve ………………… 0

                                                          11                                                                   7

 

Dumfries and Galloway Standard September 29th, 1920

Golf

 

Lockerbie V Castlemilk

 

These clubs met on the Castlemilk course on Saturday. Result :-

 

                             Castlemilk                                                Lockerbie

D. Paterson  ……………………….   1        C. Richardson  …………………….  0

J. Rafferty  ………………………..    ½        P. Malcolm  ………………………. ½

G. Tully  …………………………… 0         G. Stevenson  ……………………    1

J. E. Bennel  ……………………….   0        O. Mackenzie  …………………….. 1

W.G. Colston  ……………………..   ½       D. McJerrow  ……………………    ½

A. Carritrhers  ……………………..   0        W. Laidlaw  ……………………….  1

G.P. Innes  …………………………  0         A. Welsh  …………………………  1

P. Parr  …………………………….   ½        A.K. Mackenzie  …………………  ½

W.F. Tite  ………………………..     0         G. Bell  …………………………..    1

J. Paton  ……………………………. 0         J.G. Carruthers  …………………..   1

T. Adam  …………………………..  1          G. Wilson  ………………………    0

G. Simpson  ………………………   0          G.S. Wilson  ……………………..    1

T. Cowan ……………………….       0         W. Wightman  …………………….  1

                                                            3 ½                                                                 9 ½

Scotsman June 29th, 1923

 

Edinburgh and South East

 

Edinburgh Parks Superintendentship

 

At a meeting of the public parks committee of Edinburgh Town Council, held yesterday, it was resolved by 14 votes to 2 to recommend that Mr John T. Jeffrey, Castlemilk Gardens, Lockerbie, be appointed superintendent of parks of the city, In succession to the late Mr J.W. McHattie. The other candidate for the post was Mr Alex. McRae, superindendent of parks, Dundee. Originally there were 84 applications for the post.

Mr Jeffrey, who is 39 years of age, served his apprenticeship in the gardens of Harewood House, Leeds, and also at St Mary’s Isle, Kirkcudbright. He also had experience at Drumlanrig Castle in both flower gardens and glasshouses, and was afterwards appointed foreman in the landscape and flower gardens of Eaton Hall, Chester, the seat of the Duke of Westminster. He is at present head gardener to Sir Robert W. Buchanan Jardine, Bart., at Castlemilk, where among other duties, he has the entire charge of 150 acres of polices and pleasure grounds, including a golf course and tennis courts.

Corsock House

 

Corsock House, between Dalry and Dumfries. A 9-hole course.

The beautiful Corsock estate, but we are unsure as to the exact location of the course.

Cromar House Golf Course

 

A private golf course gifted to the Tarland golf club in 1908.

Drumlanrig Castle

 

Drumlanrig Castle Golf Course

 

From the Thornhill Centenary Book Page 9

 

During a chilly November day in 1912 a match was played over the Private course at Drumlanrig Castle between teams captained by Mr H. Simpson of Drumlanrig and Mr James Coltart of Thornhill.

 

                        Mr Simpson’s Team                                            Mr Coltarts Team

 

H. Simpson                                         1                 Miles W.M. McGlasson              0

H. Graham                                          0                 J. Alexander                                   1

J. Bugess                                             1                  J. Coltart                                         0

T. Ross                                                  0                 J. Blythe                                           1

I. Hodiesne                                          0                W. McMillan                                   1

T. Goulding                                         0                P.D. Hiddleston                              1

 

                                                           ___                                                                  ____

                                                             2                                                                             4

 

After the match all participants were invited to the castle for tea.

Hoddom Castle.

 

Hoddam Castle Golf Course. ( Private )

 

Moffat News, July 25th 1924.

 

The owner of Hoddam Castle was a Mr Brooks who died in 1904. He was a keen golfer and had a nine hole course made on the Castle Holm.

Edinburgh Evening News January 29th, 1904

 

Death of a Dumfrieshire Landowner

 

Mr Edward Brook, proprietor of the extensive estates of Hoddomand Kinmount, Dumfrieshire, died at Hoddom Castle today. Mr Brook, who was the head of the well known firm of cotton spinners, Jonas Brook & Son, Multhain, Yorks, came to Dumfrieshire in 1877, when he purchased the estates of Hoddom from the representatives of the late William Sharpe for £180,000. Seven years ago he added the adjoining estate of Kinmount, which he bought at a cost of £130,000, from the late Marquiss of Queensberry. Mr Brooks spent many thousands of pounds in making artificial lakes and laying down roads. Last year he provided a fine nine-hole golf course, and employed A. Herd, Huddersfield, then the open champion, to lay it out.

Maxwellton House

 

A 9-hole course. Matches were played between Moniaive and Maxwelltown House. 

Print Print | Sitemap
forgottengreens.com