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Aberdour Golf Club, Fife. (1896 - 1905)

Founded in 1896.

The course at Couston was formally opened on Saturday 15th May 1897 when Mrs W M Stewart of St Colme House, hit the opening drive in front of an enthusiastic crowd, she was later presented with the driver, by the vice-captain Mr Rolland, Aberdour House, which was suitably inscribed to commemorate the occasion. The club had a membership of 90 which included 20 ladies. The 9-hole course was situated on the Donibristle Estate. It was reported that “the turf was in splendid condition and the course affords scope for real sporting play as well as for long driving”. The Rev W H Gray, captain of the club, welcomed the visitors who included representatives from St Andrews and Edinburgh.  

Result of the Rolland Medal played on Saturday 9th April 1898; William Lyon, 98-10-88; J Lyon, 102-10-92; W H Gray, 93 scratch. In the juvenile competition the medal was won by William Crow.   

The Rolland Medal was won in May 1898 by A Rolland with a score of 86 net.

Result of the Rolland Medal for June 1898; James Stewart, 81; W Nelson, 85; L Lyon, 85; G Somerville, 87.

Below the club move to its current location at Bellhouse Park in April 1905.


Aberdour Golf Club, Fife. The club move to Bellhouse Park in April 1905.

From The Scotsman Tuesday 18th April 1905. Image © Johnston Press plc.


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