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Dunvegan Golf Club, Skye. (1900 - 1950s)

Founded in 1900.

Dunvegan had a 9-hole, hilly and challenging course of 2,448yds with a SSS of 66. Membership was 60 in the early years, reducing to 40 by closure. The clubhouse was not licensed and there was no catering. Sunday play was not allowed and there were no caddies.  The Pier at Dunvegan was ¼ mile away, and there was a daily steamboat service from Mallaig, Kyle of Lochalsh  to Portree, then a bus service to Dunvegan.

Entry fees in 1914 were 2/6d and subs 5/-. Visitors’ fees were 1/- a day and 2/6d a week.

In 1923 visitors’ fees were 1/6d a day, 5/- a week, 7/6d a fortnight and 10/- a month.

Below is the result of a match played at Dunvegan against Portree on Saturday 28th May 1927. 

Dunvegan Golf Club   Portree Golf Club  
Dr J T Mackenzie 1 R Chisolm 0
H Pinnock 1 A M Murchison 0
W Fraser 1 K Gillanders 0
J Gillies 0 W Nicholson 1
Dr J T Macleod 0 R Mackenzie 1
H Fraser 1 A Nicholson 0
W Norman 0 J A Mackenzie 1
G Maclean 1 A Stoddart 0
R McPhie 1 Mr Swanney 0
  6   3

From 1936 to 1949 visitors’ fees had been reduced to 1/- a day, 3/6d a week and 7/6d a month.

By 1951visitors’ fees had increased to 2/6d a day, 7/6d a week, 12/6d a fortnight and 21/6d a month.

  Secretary Greenkeeper
1914 William Stewart.  
1923 R R Aitken. R MacInnon
1936/51 W S Hope, National Bank of Scotland, Dunvegan.  
1936/49   N MacLeod
1951   J Manderson


  Course record amateur
1923 Ian MacKenzie 68
1936on Dr J T MacKenzie and W R Hope 67.


Dunvegan Golf Club, Skye. 1904 O.S map course location.

The above map shows the course marked in the top centre. Reproduced from the {1904} Ordnance Survey Map.


Dunvegan Golf Club, Skye. Location of the golf course.

Location of the course, Dunvegan G C disappeared in the early 1950s.

Grid reference NG25880,47890, co-ordinates 125880,847890.