Crossgates & District Golf Club, Fife. (1924/30s)

First appearing in 1924 it disappeared in the early 1930s.

Below an early report on the club in April 1924.


Crossgates and District Golf Club, Fife. Early newspaper report in April 1924.

From the Dundee Courier Thursday 17th April 1924. Image © D.C.Thomson & Co. Ltd. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.


The secretary was J M Fraser, Stracath Road, Crossgates and the greenkeeper W Brown. A 9 hole course. Amateur course record was held by J Patterson with a score of 78. Visitors’ fees were 6d a day. Sunday play was not allowed. The station at Crossgates was 7 minutes away.

It was reported on Wednesday 23rd April 1924 that the Crossgates Golf Course, laid out by a newly appointed committee, was a venture carried out, in part, by prominent citizens of the village, and from all appearances success was sure to come their way. The course was to be opened by the Secretary of Scotland, Mr William Anderson today.

There was already a membership of 70, the following officers were elected; President, James Potter, chairman of the Fife Miners’ Association; vice-president, Mr Stene; secretary, Alexander Fraser, Dunfermline Road; treasurer, Mr Muggoch; captain, Alexander Nesbit; vice-captain, Charles Walls.   

Being new the course was still in a raw state, but it had great possibilities, there was ample space to eventually extend the course, should it prove to be a success. Dykes and water holes formed natural hazards. The clubhouse was situated near the Old School. The length of the holes were as follows; Hole one, 340 yards; two, 165 yards; three, 235 yards; four, 155 yards; five, 175 yards; six, 215 yards; seven, 260 yards; eight, 215 yards; nine, 260 yards

Below are results from the second round matches involving the Crossgates teams for the Thomson Trophy played at Cowdenbeath on Friday 5th June 1925. 

Crossgates No 1   Cowdenbeath No 2  
A Nisbet & C Walls 0 A Webster & T Chapman 5
J Patterson & T Allan 0 P Nugent & R Tait 5
  0   10
Crossgates No 2   Lochgelly No 4  
J Abbot & W Patterson (half) 0 D Anderson & J Bannigan (half) 0
J Skinner & A Martin 0 W A G Mactaggart & A McKenzie 3
  0   3
Crossgates No 3   Lochgelly No 1  
W Reid & C Walls 0 S Hunter & R Gray 11
J Sneddon & P Walker 0 W K White & W Forrester 14
  0   25

From the 1933 Golfer's Handbook; Crossgates and District Golf Club; Secretary - J M Fraser, Stracathro, Crossgates; green-keeper, W Brown; amateur course record - J Patterson, 78; Nine-holes; visitors' fees, 6d a day; No Sunday play.  


Crossgates & District Golf Club, Fife. Location of the course in the 1920s.

Location of the Crossgates & District golf course. Grid location NT14130,88620, co-ordinates 314130,688620.