Bridge of Allan golf course requires a climb on several holes, but the golfer is rewarded with spectacular views over the Ochill Hills, the Forth Valley and north to the mountains of Tayside. Old Tom Morris designed this course in 1894 and it has stood the test of time well.
The first is an extremely challenging hole. A par three, it is 223-yards uphill with a stone dyke about 45 yards in front of the green - there are very few members who can carry the dyke!
Lay up short of the dyke and leave yourself enough space to chip over the wall to the flag.
The Great War and Roll of Honour
Stewart Cameron has collated and donated a commemorative folder in the clubhouse lounge that contains press tributes and photos of the four members of Bridge of Allan Golf Club who lost their lives during the Great War of 1914 -18, all being killed in 1917.
Researching, Rediscovering, Remembering
The Roll of Honour displayed in the clubhouse was drawn up in 1916 by Henry Mellis, a then Committee member. It lists 21 members of Bridge of Allan Golf Club who voluntarily signed up to serve their country, in the Army and Territorial forces.
At a Club meeting on 18 October 1917 the Chairman referred, in feeling, to the loss the Club had sustained by the fact that four of its most prominent playing members had made the supreme sacrifice in the present struggle.
Only one of those listed on the Roll of Honour was killed – Lieutenant Colonel Harold Thompson. Three members, whose names were not included in the Roll of Honour, were also killed - Henry Mellis, Ian Rose and Andrew Ramage.
This folder has been prepared to ensure that the names of those Club members who served and died for their country during the Great War of 1914 – 18 are remembered and not forgotten.
It also contains details of five members who survived and served with distinction, relevant extracts from the Club's Minutes, local newspapers and sources held by Stirling Archives.
It is hoped that many of the Club's members will find the folder to be a timely reminder and tribute to those members of the Club who sacrificed their lives fighting for their country in 1917.
Winter 2016/7 Membership - Visitors Ticket
Winter Visitor Ticket - £60.
Play golf from now until 24 March 2017.
If you decide to take up full membership in January to March, the £60 can be deducted from your 2017 subscription fee.
Winter Visitor Tickets are available from the Greenkeeper, from the bar at weekends, or by completing and returning an application form (available on the webpages below, or the clubhouse notice board).
Recently long standing member George Reid removed the bench from the 5th tee to his home and has completely renovated it.
George has replaced the spars, bolts and rebuilt it before returning it to the club.
George is a retired first class joiner, so needless to say, the quality of the job is 'there to be seen'
Thank you George.