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Ruthwell Golf Club, Dumfries & Galloway. (1893 - 1920s)

The club was founded in 1893.

Originally a nine-hole course

It was reported in April 1893 that at a meeting of golfers in Dumfries it was resolved to form a club at Ruthwell where a splendid course is available on the foreshore. Later in the month it was stated that the new golf course at Ruthwell is being patronised by a good few players, but decent scores are rare. The lowest so far is 53 by Mr W M Blake; Rev. R Donaldson, 55; R Wright, 57. 

In October 1894 Mr H M Govan, secretary of the Queen of the South Club, played over the Ruthwell course and created a new course record, beating the record set by W M Blake of 79. His score for the two rounds as follows; 5,3,3,3,4,6,4,5,5 = 38; 6,3,3,3,4,4,5,4,6 = 38.

In October 1896 the members competed for Sir Robert Reid's half yearly medal, leading scores; Dr Scott, Clarencefield, 114-15-99; W M Blake, 98+2-100; J M Gray, 104-2-102; W J Scott, 113-10-103.

The article below is from The Evening Times April 29th 1897.

 

Ruthwell Golf Club, Dumfries and Galloway. Layout of the course from the Evening Times in 1897.

 

Ruthwell Golf Club, Dumfries and Galloway. Description of the course from the Evening Times in 1897.

 

In 1902 the secretary was G Smith, Hope Cottage, Ruthwell. An 18-hole course. Visitors’ fees were 2/6d a week, 10/- a month. The railway station at Ruthwell was 1 ½ miles away.

Ruthwell Golf Club, Dumfries & Galloway. Location of the former golf course.

Ruthwell Golf Club disappeared in the 1920s.

Grid reference NY09510,66270, co-ordinates 309510,566270.