Forgotten Golfing Greens Of Scotland
 Forgotten Golfing Greens Of Scotland

Leven Ladies

Leven Ladies Golf Club.  Instituted 1891 “On Saturday afternoon the formal opening of the Leven Ladies golf course took place, In a neat speech, ex-Provost Norton explained that the Innerleven Golf Club seeing the necessity for a ladies’ course, formed a committee of gentlemen to get it laid out and to enrol lady members and gentlemen associates. When Captain Christie of Durie was approached, he kindly agreed to transfer a part of the links, with the consent of the tenant. The course consists of nine holes, and is nicely varied with whins and Scoonie Burn, &c, as hazards. Rain fell heavily from noon, but cleared up at three o’clock, when Mrs Anderson drove off the first ball amid applause. There was a good turn-out of ladies and gentlemen. Several foursomes were ten engaged in.” (H 6.7.1891)

   

   Laid out as 12 holes in the beginning of the year, the course was recently extended to 18.  The long distance between most of the holes affords excellent opportunity for driving, while fine iron play is required and plenty of sport is obtained from encountering the various hazards - whins, bunkers etc - and in avoiding the railway line which bounds the course on its southern side.(GA 1892-93).

       “The course, of eighteen holes, is within ten minutes walk of Leven station, and the hazards are whins, bunkers, a marsh, and the railway. The greens are now in good order. A pavilion has been erected for the accommodation of players. The club offers special terms to visitors.”

(GA 1899-1900)

"An 18 hole course parallel to the Gentlemen's course on the other side of the railway.  Most of the holes are short , but require exact iron play.  The hazards are numerous and consist of whins, bunkers, marshy ground, and the railway.  The greens are in fine condition.  The clubhouse has been much enlarged and improved this year.  Membership 152." (NYB 1905)

Major trophies: While Medal, Christie Medal, Balfour Silver Salver.

 

Amalgamated with the Leven Golfing Society in March 1962.

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