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Tenby Golf Club
One of the true gems of Wales’ idyllic south-west coast. Set among a patchwork of rolling green terrain and wild dunes, Tenby boasts a classic 18-hole links course and a variety of challenges which will test golfers at every level.
Tenby Golf Club was formally established in 1888, but by most accounts there were enthusiasts knocking balls around the links and sand dunes by at least 1875. In any event, experts agree that Tenby stands out as the birthplace of Welsh golf, with the course adapted from a 9-hole to 18-hole course in 1907. Tenby was also one of the founding members of the Welsh Golfing Union.
Dornoch Golf club
Golf in Dornoch can be traced back to 1616 and some claim even earlier.
In 2016 Dornoch will celebrate 400 years of Golf by holding different events throughout the year. The events will highlight the aspects that make Dornoch, the Club, the town and the community an international destination for visitors.
Royal St George’s
Founded in 1887 and intended by its founder Dr William Purves to be a rival to St Andrew’s in the South of England, St George’s is consistently ranked amongst the leading courses in the world.
The Club occupies a unique place in the history of golf, for it was here in 1894, that the Open Championship was first played outside Scotland. In that year, the great J. H. Taylor was the winner but there have been thirteen other winners over the years, most recently Darren Clarke in 2011.
The layout of the course has not changed greatly in the last 129 years, and provides a stiff but fair test to professional and amateur alike. No two successive holes play in the same direction, making the ability to play shots in all wind conditions a necessity to score well. Members and visitors come from all over the world, to enjoy a world class golf course and the unrivalled standards, ethos and welcome that St George’s offers.
Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Aberdeen, Scotland,
Founded in 1780 as the Society of Golfers at Aberdeen and became the Aberdeen Golf Club in 1815. Until 1888 members played on the Queen’s Links close to the city before moving across the River Don to the links at Balgownie. The Course was originally designed by the Simpson Brothers, Archie and Robert of Carnoustie and later re-bunkered and lengthened by James Braid. Hawtree & Company are now engaged as the Club’s architects to ensure our classic links keeps pace with the modern game.
The club’s ‘Royal’ designation was awarded by Edward VII in 1903.
St Andrews Golf Club
Sometime about the year 1843 certain zealous and energetic spirits conceived the idea of forming themselves into a Club to encourage the game of golf, and to foster a social and friendly spirit with one another. Thus became St Andrews Golf Club.
In 1795 the Club applied to the Lord Provost, the Magistrates and Council of the City of Edinburgh for a Charter. This was granted on March 26th 1800 together with a Seal of Clause under the new title of ‘The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers’.
Carnoustie Golf Club
Formally constituted in 1842 – although our records show that our club existed for a number of years before this date.
Members of the early Carnoustie Golf Club met in various “Howffs” (inns or taverns) in the town with “Ferriers Inn” (now the 19th Hole) being the most popular gathering place for interested golfers.
These early gatherings probably led naturally to the formation of a golfing society or Club with the aim of supporting and encouraging the game and in running competitions.
In 1898 a decision was taken by Club members to build our current Clubhouse on Links Parade adjacent to the Championship Course.
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