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Morayshire - Private courses

The following private courses have ben identified in Morayshire:

 

Altyre House

 

Lossiemouth

 

Tulchan Lodge

Altyre House

 

Altyre House.  Course appears on 1905 Ordnance Survey map.

 

The owner, Sir William Gordon Cummings, 4th Baronet and Chief of the Clan Cumming, was a keen sportsman who was proficient at a number of sports, including golf. He was a staunch supporter nd Patron of the Forres Golf Club. It was undoubtedly he who had the course at Altyre house laid out for his personal use..

Altyre House Golf Course

 

Forres Gazette April 20th 1904

Altyre golf club

 

The opening competition for prizes given by Lady Gordon-Cumming took place on Saturday. The first prize was won by Master Alistair Gordon-Cumming ( handicap 9 ) after a tie with T. Innes ( 7 ). Among the runners up were F. Richardson ( 5 ), H. Ankers ( 7 ) and Sir William Gordon-cumming ( Scratch ).

 

The Elgin Courant May 26th 1905

Golf

 

Forres V Altyre

 

The return match between these clubs took place at Muiyshade on 24th inst., in ideal weather for the game. The match resulted in a draw – 4 matches each – but the Altyre club had the advantage by holes, having 9 to the good. The teams were as follows :-

 

                                   Forres                                                         Altyre

D. Craik  ………………………..  1               Mr Pearson  ………………………………   0

R. Stuart  ……………………….   4              Colonel Macdonald  ………………………. 0

Geo. Taylor  …………………….  0              Mr Ness  ………………………………….   0

T. McNair  ……………………… 0              Dr McKenzie  …………………………….   6

A. Fraser  ………………………   0              P. Ballingall  ………………………………  0

T. Stuart  ……………………….   0              J. Forrest  ………………………………….  7

M. Anderson  …………………..   3              Sir Gordon W. Cumming …………………  0

A.J. Douglas   …………………    10             Rev. T. Lewis  ……………………………  0

D.K. Stewart  ……………………  0              J. Innes  …………………………………     3

R.G. Henderson  ………………… 0              Captain Lee  ……………………………..  11

 

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The google view of the Altyre House Course location.

Lossiemouth

 

Lossiemouth. “Furnished House, Stotfield. Lossiemouth, over looking Moray Firth and golf course, to be let for Easter Holidays and May, June and July. There are 14 bedrooms. Four reception rooms, including inner hall, and ample servants’ offices. Small golf course within the grounds. Apply to Mrs Paterson, Merchant, Stotfield, Lossiemouth, or to the subscribers. Allan & Black, Solicitors, Elgin”   

(Aberdeen Daily Journal, 3.3.1920)

 

Tulchan Lodge

 

Tulchan Lodge, by Advie. “It is expected that His Royal Highness the Duke Of York will open a new golf course at Tulchan Lodge, Strathspey, during the course of his visit next week to Mr Arthur Sassoon. The Duke also awaits a delivery of clubs from a well known maker from Fife.” (Glasgow Evening Times, 21.8.1896)

 

The Duke of York and party
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