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Strachur (Stronecrivich) Golf Club, Strachur, Argyll & Bute. (1906 - WW2)

Report on the first course at Creagganevir  from the Oban Times Saturday 18 July 1896 - "The new golf course at Strachur, the picturesque little village on the eastern side of Loch Fyne, was formally opened on Saturday 4 July at Craigenevar when the first ball was driven of by Sheriff  Sharp. This course, which has been been laid out by Mr Grant, of Creggans Hotel, for the benefit of visitors was marked off by Sheriff Sharp and Mr Wright, banker, Inveraray, about the middle of last month."

Creagganevir can be seen to the north on the Ordnance Survey Map below.

 

Strachur Golf Club, Argyll & Bute. Map showing Creagganevir location of the first course.

O.S. Map © Crown Copyright {year of publication 1900}.

 

Report on the new Strachur course at  Ballimenach Farm in November 1906.

 

Strachur Golf Club, Argyll & Bute. Report on the new course at Strachur in November 1906.

The Scotsman Friday 30 November 1906. Image © Johnston Press plc.

 

Re-appeared in the early 1920s as Stronecrivich Golf Club.

In 1923 the secretary was W J McKellar. The Lodge, Strachur. A 9 hole course with a membership of 20. Visitors’ fees were 7/6d a month. The pier at Strachur was 15 minutes away.

In the mid 1920s the secretary was J N Miller, Rosehill, Strachur and the greenkeeper J McDougall. Club membership was 34. Local hotel was Greggan’s.

Stronecrivich Golf Club disappeared in the late 1920s and Strachur appears. It is assumed that the club changed name as the location appears to be the same.

Strachur first appeared in the late 1920s and continued until the end of WW2. The secretary throughout was J N Miller, Rosehill, Strachur and the green-keeper F Godden. A 9-hole course with a membership of about 35. Visitors’ fees were 12/6d a month. Sunday play was not allowed. The pier at Strachur was 15 minutes away. Local hotel was Creggan’s.

The Google ap shows the location of the second course.