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Aberdeen Golf Club. (1780 - 1888)

Founded in 1780 as the Society of Golfers at Aberdeen.

 

Aberdeen Golf Club. Advert from the Aberdeen Press and Journal April 1781.

From the Aberdeen Press & Journal Monday 16th April 1781. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

In 1815 Aberdeen Golf Club was formed, this club played on common land known as Queens Links.

Below is a report on the “golf revival" at Aberdeen.

 

Aberdeen Golf Club. The annual meeting of the Aberdeen Club April 1816.

From the Caledonian Mercury Saturday 13th April 1816. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

The club seems to have takes on the "Royal" title in 1879.

 

Aberdeen Golf Club. The club seems to have takes on the Royal title in 1879.

From the Glasgow Evening Post Thursday 1st May 1879. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Below is the entry from the 1888/89 Golfing Annual. It records some of the early history and mentions the “new links” at Balgownie, the club’s current course.

 

Aberdeen Golf Club. Entry from the Golfing Annual 1888/89.

 

Aberdeen Golf Club. Entry from the Golfing Annual 1888/89.

Entry from the Golfing Annual 1888/89.

 

The club moved to Balgownie in 1888.

It became Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in 1903.

The Google Map below shows Queens Links, the location of the golf course from 1815 until 1888.