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Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. (1959 - 2020)

The club was founded in 1959. 

Eighteen-hole municipal parkland/wooded course designed by Eric Brown. 

With pressure on most local authorities in relation to funding all the various services under used golf courses will always be under threat of closure. It was reported in August 2019 that Camperdown Golf Club would close the following year after councillors backed a report that said its running costs were no longer sustainable. Captain Ian McAlindon made a passionate plea to save the club. He said that “the Camperdown golf community was like a family to some of the older members.”

It was reported in February 2020 that a survival plan had failed and the club would be closing at the end of March 2020.

It was reported in April 2020 that due to Covid 19 the club would close immediately. 

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Picture of the golf course in the 1960s.

The golf course in the 1960s. Image courtesy of Dr Douglas Lockhart.

 

From the Golfer’s Handbook 1972 - 1975; Camperdown Private Golf Club; membership 190; secretary, H Mitchell; professional, T McKenna; 18-holes, 6,526 yards, SSS 72; amateur course record – I R Mitchell, 70; visitors’ fees 25p weekdays, (30p at weekend.)

Golfer’s Handbook 1982; Membership 400; secretary, G D E Gernier; professional, R Brown; 18-holes, 6,561 yards, SSS 72; amateur course record – S Martin, 69; visitors’ fees, £2 (£3.) 

Golfer’s Handbook 1988; Membership 600; secretary, J F Hart; professional, R Brown; amateur course record – A Morgan, 68.

Golfer’s Handbook 1991; Membership 600; secretary, R Gordon; professional, Roddy Brown; visitors’ fees, £6.50 (7.50.)  

In the 2000s the professional was Roddy Brown. Visitors’ fees, £20.

Alan McPherson is in the process of playing all of Scotland’s golf course to raise funds for Cancer Research. Alan played the Camperdown course in January 2012, link below. 

https://scottishgolfcourses-allofthem.blogspot.com/search?q=camperdown

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Scorecard and hole profiles.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Scorecard and hole profiles.

Above images courtesy of SkyGolf360.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Pictures of the clubhouse and golf course.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Pictures of the clubhouse and golf course.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Pictures of the clubhouse and golf course.

Above images taken prior to the closure of the course.

 

Thanks to Douglas Lockhart who visited the site on Sunday 19 July 2020 and took the pictures below.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Pictures taken by Douglas Lockhart Sunday 19 July 2020.

Starter’s Hut and first tee.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Pictures taken by Douglas Lockhart Sunday 19 July 2020.

First green.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Pictures taken by Douglas Lockhart Sunday 19 July 2020.

Pond at the third.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Pictures taken by Douglas Lockhart Sunday 19 July 2020.

The fourth hole.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Pictures taken by Douglas Lockhart Sunday 19 July 2020.

Looking back towards tee from green at the seventh.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Pictures taken by Douglas Lockhart Sunday 19 July 2020.

Eighth fairway and green.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Pictures taken by Douglas Lockhart Sunday 19 July 2020.

From red tee at 10th - Firth of Tay and Fife in distance - would have been an inspiring hole.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Pictures taken by Douglas Lockhart Sunday 19 July 2020.

Approach to the twelfth.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Pictures taken by Douglas Lockhart Sunday 19 July 2020.

Par 3 thirteenth from white tee.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Pictures taken by Douglas Lockhart Sunday 19 July 2020.

Fifteenth green looking back towards tee.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Pictures taken by Douglas Lockhart Sunday 19 July 2020.

Seventeenth from the red tee.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Pictures taken by Douglas Lockhart Sunday 19 July 2020.

18th green and Camperdown House.

 

Further update on the condition of the abandoned course. Pictures below taken by Dr Douglas Lockhart on 1 September 2021.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Picture taken by Douglas Lockhart 1 September 2021.

Campderdown House from 1st fairway.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Picture taken by Douglas Lockhart 1 September 2021.

First fairway looking back from green.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Picture taken by Douglas Lockhart 1 September 2021.

Campberdown House from 18th green.

 

Further pictures of the abandoned Camperdown course taken by Douglas Lockhart on Monday 13 September 2021.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Picture taken by Douglas Lockhart 13 September 2021.

Approaching first green.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Picture taken by Douglas Lockhart 13 September 2021.

Second fairway and red tee.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Picture taken by Douglas Lockhart 13 September 2021.

Second hole.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Picture taken by Douglas Lockhart 13 September 2021.

Second green.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Picture taken by Douglas Lockhart 13 September 2021.

Third green.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Picture taken by Douglas Lockhart 13 September 2021.

Short fourth - looking back.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Picture taken by Douglas Lockhart 13 September 2021.

Fifth hole.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Picture taken by Douglas Lockhart 13 September 2021.

Sixth fairway.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Picture taken by Douglas Lockhart 13 September 2021.

Seventh green.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Picture taken by Douglas Lockhart 13 September 2021.

Eighth fairway.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Picture taken by Douglas Lockhart 13 September 2021.

Ninth green.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Picture taken by Douglas Lockhart 13 September 2021.

Bunker on left of tenth fairway.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Picture taken by Douglas Lockhart 13 September 2021.

Approaching tenth green.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Picture taken by Douglas Lockhart 13 September 2021.

Eleventh green.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Picture taken by Douglas Lockhart 13 September 2021.

Twelfth green and a deer breaking cover.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Picture taken by Douglas Lockhart 13 September 2021.

Overgrown bunker and thirteenth green.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Picture taken by Douglas Lockhart 13 September 2021.

Fourteenth tee.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Picture taken by Douglas Lockhart 13 September 2021.

Fourteenth green.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Picture taken by Douglas Lockhart 13 September 2021.

Fifteenth fairway.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Picture taken by Douglas Lockhart 13 September 2021.

Sixteenth fairway.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Picture taken by Douglas Lockhart 13 September 2021.

Short seventeenth.

 

Camperdown Golf Club, Dundee. Picture taken by Douglas Lockhart 13 September 2021.

Eighteenth green and Camperdown House.