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San Remo Golf Club.

The club was founded in 1901/2.

The picture below shows golfers on the early Arma di Taggia golf course in c1903.

 

San Remo Golf Club, Switzerland. Golfers on the Arma di Taggia course in c1903.

 

San Remo Golf Club, Switzerland. Text accompanying picture of golfers 1903.

From The Tatler February 11th 1903. Image © Illustrated London News Group. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

Nowadays many people think that golf in San Remo started in December 1931 when the Peter Gannon designed golf course Circolo Golf degli Ulivi opened. 

The then only golf course on the Italian Riviera “of nine holes, is about five minutes walk from Sagia Station, which is five miles from San Remo. An excellent clubhouse has been secured. Visitors, 50 francs, ladies, one half. For full particulars apply to The Bank, San Remo, Italy” (from Golfing Annual 1901-02)

Early editions of the British Golf Illustrated from 1908-1910 clearly state that a golf course was in existence at San Remo, or to be more precise at Arma di Taggia in a valley surrounded by olive trees.

The following information is taken from Nisbet’s 1912. “The course is beautifully situated at Arma di Taggia in a valley surrounded by olive trees. Good sporting links and the only course on the Italian Riviera”. The club had a membership of 60 at this time. There was no entry fee and subs were 100 lire (£4) for men and 50 lire for ladies. A nine-hole course. Sunday play was allowed, with caddies. Visitors, on introduction by a member, paid 5lire a day, 25 lire a fortnight and 40 lire a month.