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Balavil Golf Course, Lynchat, Highland. (1890s - 1900s)

The scenic Kingussie Golf Club, founded 1891 is still going strong. 

This entry concentrates on two courses that appeared in the 1890s and 1900s. Both are only a couple of miles or so from Kingussie. Little information has been found regarding the clubs/courses but both are clearly shown on Ordnance Survey Maps below. 

Balavil Golf Course first appeared in 1897.

Following is a report from the Badenoch Record 10 October 1897 - "Mr & Mrs Macpherson of Balavil very kindly invited the lady members of Kingussie Golf Club to a match over the private course at Balavil last Saturdauy. Two rounds of 12-holes were played and the winning lady carded an excellent 100. Handsome prizes were awarded by the hosts." 

Report from the Dundee Advertiser Monday 16 October 1899. – “The Balavil and Insh golf teams travelled to Newtonmore to play a friendly match with the members of the Newton more club. The home team won by 9 holes. The players from the Balavil beat their opponents, but the Insh representatives were badly beaten. Mr Douglas, of the Balavil club, playing against the first man for Newtonmore, was 9 holes up.”

The other course was at Dell of Killiehuntly and we are still searching for information regarding this course.

 

Kingussie Golf Clubs, Highland. The course marked on the 1903 O.S. map.

The Dell of Killiehuntly course is marked in the centre of the above maps. Reproduced from the {1903} Ordnance Survey Map.

 

The Google Map below pinpoints the location of the Dell of Killiehuntly course.

 


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Below is the location of the Balavil course at Lynchat.

 

Kingussie Golf Clubs, Highland. The course marked on the 1903 O.S. map.

The Lynchat course is marked in the centre of the above maps. Reproduced from the {1903} Ordnance Survey Map.

 

The Google Map below pinpoints the location of the Lynchat course.

 


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