Lochearnhead Hotel Golf Course, Stirlingshire.
The Lochearnhead Hotel was advertised in newspapers in 1893 offering – delightful climate, fishing, boating, golf course; special weekly terms – Edwin Maisey, proprietor.
The following report is from the St Andrews Citizen Saturday 8th June 1893 - "A new golfing course, in connection with the Lochearnhead Hotel, was opened on Saturday by the Marquis del Pozzo, cousin of the King of Italy. Among the guests on the interesting occasion was Tom Morris, St Andrews, who played a foursome with Mr McKechnie as his partner against General Ralston and Mr Keates. The former couple came off victorious. After luncheon Tom defeated Mr Keates in a single, in the course of which he played a remarkably fine game, taking every hole, with the exception of one, in 4."
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The course was also mentioned in a book by Peter Baxter called “Golf in Perth and Perthshire” published in 1899. He describes it as follows “This course is in connection with the hotel and was opened in July 1893. There are nine-holes. It is free to play to residents at the hotel, and the charge is 1/- per day to others”
The current Lochearnhead Hotel is located at Lochside.
The Google Map below pinpoints the location of the former hotel course.
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