Golf Today - Over 80000 pages of golf information
Golf News

Newburgh on Ythan Golf Club 125 Anniversary

June 5, 2013

Progress over a century and a quarter

From 1888 through to the early 1890's a nine hole course was developed on Newburgh Links beside the estuary of the River Ythan. Although 18 holes were played on the same area of ground just before World War 1, the course was returned to nine holes after the Armistice. The plan of those nine holes remains today as holes 10 to 18 of the current links. In the 1990's more dune land was acquired to the south and the new nine holes came into play in 1995.

Thanks to the efforts of members, with funding from Sports Scotland and the Clydesdale Bank plc, a new clubhouse was built on time and to budget in 2000. Its official opening was graciously performed by Paul Lawrie, 1999 Open Champion and twice European Ryder Cup Team Member, in April 2001. In 2006 the Club welcomed its first professional, Ian Bratton.

From its early beginnings the club membership has always comprised folk from Newburgh and surrounding area but from the 1980's many members join from further afield, particularly from the city of Aberdeen.

The Club has been delighted to host in recent years two annual Championships sponsored by the Paul Lawrie Foundation as well as a charity event. A full calendar of fixtures and competitions is available to members and visitors.

How we are celebrating the Anniversary

As the members are justifiably proud of the Club and its history there are several happenings and activities taking place over the course of this season.

Firstly a raffle has been arranged with prizes which include a four ball at Trump International (two miles south of our Club) and a four ball at Castle Stuart which is slightly more than two miles to the northwest of us. Tickets are now available and the draw will be held on 21 September 2013.

A skins match is planned over nine holes for the 7 June at 6pm. This will involve Paul Lawrie, Ian Bratton, the Club Champion, the Ladies Champion and sponsors. This is a fine chance to witness good play close to hand, so do come and watch.

A members Texas Scramble and barbeque is scheduled for30 June and a dance in the Clubhouse will take place on 21 September. There are also mens, senior mens, ladies and mixed opens in the diary for July, August and September which will be graced by having 125 year memorabilia available such as ball markers, bag tags etc.

Thus the occasion will be remembered by many who participate with fondness.

Golfing at Newburgh

For those who like links golf our Course has much to offer. The first nine are at a higher level than the second nine which are beside the estuary. The layout of holes one to nine is on duneland that had been grazed for some centuries and there several holes where views of the estuary with its ternery and basking seals are quite breathtaking. The lower nine presents different problems with often softer ground and sandier rough to be negotiated. The whole course boasts well maintained links fairways and greens, and rough which can vary from meadow grass and marram grass to prickly gorse!

You are welcome to come and enjoy the experience. More details on the website (

2014 in Review
Through the bag the best shots of the year...

Who will be Rory's rival in 2015 and beyond....

Tiger Woods
Going retro with new swing coach...

PGA boss fired over Ian Poulter comments...

YE Yang
The struggles of Asia's first major winner...

Colin Montgomerie
His thoughts about the 2014 Ryder Cup, his game...

Ryder Cup
The USA's flawed Ryder Cup system...

Mazda 3 - Engineered to perfection...

Sam Snead auction of famous personal items...

Book Review
The Spiritual Golfer - By Robert "Lumpy" Lumpkin

© 1996-2018 - Terms & Conditions - Privacy Policy - About Us - Advertise - Classifieds - Newsletter - Contact Us