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Ballathie House Golf Course, Perth. (1914 - WW2)

The following report appeared in the Perthshire Advertiser on Wednesday 4th March 1914.

“Since last November Ben Sayers, the well-known international golfer, has been laying out a very fine nine-hole private course for Sir Stuart A Coats, Bart., of Ballathie, near Stanley. The ground, which is admirably situated and thoroughly well suited for the purpose, lies to the north and north-west of the beautiful mansion-house of Ballathie, and is bounded on the north by the Caledonian Railway, and on the east by the River Tay. The work of construction is now nearing completion, and Ben hopes that by Easter Sir Stuart and his friends will be able to enjoy an initial game on a course that in two years’ time, it is expected, will be one of the best in the country. The undulating surface makes it highly suitable for the Royal & Ancient game, and nothing on Ben’s part has been left undone in regard to the provision of bunkers and mounds on the approach to every green, so that it should prove a thoroughly sporting course”. 

The golf course was used between the two world wars and was mentioned in an advert in Country Life published in August 1931. Cyril Tolley and Roger Weatherhead were regular visitors to the course.

The course was ploughed up and used for the war effort in the 1940s. It did not appear following WW2.


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