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Carlops Golf Club, Borders. (1893 - 1890s)

Also called Habbie's Howe and Carlops Golf Club in the early history.

Report on the first Carlops Golf Club in May 1893. 

 

Carlops Golf Club, Borders. Report on the first Carlops Golf Club in May 1893.

 

Carlops Golf Club, Borders. Report on the first Carlops Golf Club in May 1893.

Musselburgh News Friday 19 May 1893. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Report on the opening of the first course in June 1893.

 

Carlops Golf Club, Borders. Report on the opening of the first Carlops Golf Course in June 1893.

 

Carlops Golf Club, Borders. Report on the opening of the first Carlops Golf Course in June 1893.

Musselburgh News Friday 9 June 1893. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Below is the layout out of the first golf course to the north and west of Hartside.

 

Carlops Golf Club, Borders. Layout of the first Carlops golf course.

Layout of the first Carlops golf course.

 

Carlops Golf Club, Borders. 1900 Ordnance Survey Map showing the area occupied by the first golf course.

Ordnance Survey Map showing the area around Hartside. © Crown Copyright {1900}

 

Result of the Championship and Handicap  meeting played in August 1893; winner, Adam Ramsay; second, D A Veitch; third, John Alexander; fourth, William Cummings.

From the Midlothian Journal Friday 22 June 1894 - "The monthly medal competition took place on Saturday. The greens were in fair condition, but a strong westerly breeze proved a bit troublesome to players. Nevertheless captain Ramsay (scratch) finished with a score of 87. Mr A R Hardie jun., being second.

The formation of the second Carlops course was reported in the Edinburgh Evening News on May 28 1896.

The course was laid out to the north of Carlops near Patieshill. It was reported that the course at the time was in a “rough condition” but this would improve the more people played over it. The course was to be formally opened on 18 June with an amateur tournament.

Following is hole by hole description of the course “In playing the first and second hole the ground slopes to the right. The third hole is uphill, and driving back to the wall on the north of the fourth hole, a short one is reached. The fifth hole possesses a very formidable hazard in the shape of a stretch of marsh, and to reach the sixth needs a return drive uphill. The seventh hole is hidden from view from the tee and lies in a hollow. On the tee at the eighth a magnificent view of the country to the south and southeast is got. One good drive brings the player to the eighth hole, and playing back in line with the first tee reaches the home hole.  

 

Carlops Golf Club, Borders. Course layout.

Above is the layout of the second Carlops course. Edinburgh Evening News Thursday May 28 1896. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Ordnance Survey Map showing the area occupied by the second course at Carlops.

 

Carlops Golf Club, Borders. 1900 Ordnance Survey Map showing the area occupied by the second golf course.

Ordnance Survey Map showing the area north of Carlops. © Crown Copyright {1900}

 

Length of the holes on the second course as follows; Hole One, 420 yards; Two, 230 yards; Three, 200 yards; Four, 180 yards; Five, 270 yards; Six, 310 yards; Seven, 280 yards; Eight, 160 yards; Nine, 220 yards.

 

Carlops Golf Club, Borders. Report on the opening of the second Carlops Golf Course in June 1896.

Midlothian Journal Friday 29 May 1896. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

A concert in aid of the Carlops Golf Club was held in Mrs Veitch's Hall in August 1896, John Tweedle, J.P., in the chair. A dance was held at the close of the concert.

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