Golf

The clubhouse premises overlook the North Inch where golf has been played, some say, for 500 years.  Old Tom Morris was responsible for extending the course to 18 holes.   Henry Longhurst, the quintessential and original golf commentator, always considered the 15th along the banks of the Tay to be one of the finest in the land.

 

Annual matches are played against:

 

The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, Muirfield 

Panmure Golf Club, Barry

Royal Northern & University Club, Aberdeen 

The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews

The Golf House Club, Elie

Luffness New Golf Club, Gullane 

The New Club, Edinburgh

The Senior Golfers’ Society

The Western Club, Glasgow 

Pollok Golf Club, Glasgow

Crieff Golf Club, Crieff

Royal Montrose Golf Club, Montrose

Perth High Constables Golf Society, Perth

 

A match against The Caledonian Club, London is also played on a regular basis every two years.

 

Spring, Summer and Autumn Meetings are arranged for club members, along with other competitions to which members’ guests are invited, and spring and autumn foursomes respectively open and close the season each year.

 

An annual tour is organised with home and away destinations every other year.  This has taken us to Lahinch in Ireland, Alwoodley and Moortown in Leeds, Chantilly north of Paris, France, Silloth-on-Solway and Seascale in Cumbria and Oitavos in Cacais, Portugal.

 

Over the winter, golfing members meet once a month for dinner in the Club, arrange fourball matches, place modest bets on the matches and re-convene the following month to settle up and fix the following month’s encounters.

 

The Club appointed Charles Dernie as honorary professional in April 2007. He is currently the club professional at The Blairgowrie Golf Club and is one of the most respected golf professionals in Scotland. His duties with Royal Perth are largely ceremonial but he is on hand to lend his considerable expertise if required.