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MarkI think this subject is so interesting... maybe you will discover another Lido ? And I am sure a UK version of Wexler's Lost links would be a great read.
I remember playing in the British Boys at Barrasie and someone telling me there used to be another course that was adjacent to it...anybody know of this?
MarkI can chip in with three notable NLE's. The first is Bramshot GC, in Fleet, Hampshire, which is just a couple of miles or so from where I live currently. By all accounts this was a very fine heather and pine course, borne out by the one photo i've seen of the par 3 10th hole, which looked really high class. The site was abandoned pre-war to make way fror the Pyestock jet engine testing facility adjacent to Farnborough aerodrome, though they preserved the 10th tee, fully maintained, as a relic within the midst of the enormous factory site. The club even used to have its own railway halt on the line between Fleet and Farnborough. There is virtually nothing left of the course now. Much of it was obliterated by the factory, which itself is shut down now and something of a monumental industrial relic. It is still possible to locate where the clubhouse was and a few of the specimen trees around the old building remain to this day. I thought I found an old tee in the middle of the woods when I was scoutnig around on my mountain bike a couple of summers ago. I believe there are some old documents in our local library which I'm going to take a look at some day. I'm very intersted in these NLE courses.
RobinTorrie House - I think I know the course. You pass it on the road from the Kincardine Bridge with the course on the right hand side ? I seem to recall looking at a google earth type picture a couple of years ago which seemed to show the holes around the house being back in play.Niall
Has google 1945 UK been extended... seems a lot more now than there was. St Andrews 1945 is there, I cant remember seeing it before.