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Bowden Golf Club, Melrose. (1901 - 1905)

The club first appeared in 1901. 

A nine-hole course on Bowden Common. 

 

Bowden Golf Club, Melrose. Bowden Common on the 1898 O.S map.

The above map shows Bowden Common (centre) prior to the golf course being laid out. © Crown Copyright {1898}

 

Bowden Golf Club, Melrose. Announcing the opening of the course in 1901.

From the Berwickshire News and General Advertiser Tuesday July 23rd 1901. Image © Illustrated London News Group. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

Bowden Golf Club, Melrose. Report on the opening of the course August 1901.

 

Bowden Golf Club, Melrose. Report on the opening of the course August 1910.

 

Bowden Golf Club, Melrose. Report on the opening of the course August 1901.

From The Southern Reporter Thursday August 1st 1901. Image © Illustrated London News Group. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

The following is from the 1905 Nisbet’s Golf Yearbook; Stations – St Boswell’s, one and half miles and Melrose, three miles; The nine-hole course is situated on the side of West Eldon Hill on what is known as Bowden Common.

 

Bowden Golf Club, Melrose. It seems that this is the end for the club.

From The Southern Reporter Thursday June 22nd 1905. Image © Illustrated London News Group. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

Nothing further found for the Bowden Golf Club after the above date. 

The Google Map below shows Bowdon Common.