History of the McDonald Ellon Golf Club

1927 - 2016

By Dr Jim Morrison - Captain 1979-1981


This is the history of the McDonald Ellon Golf Club, from its inception in 1927 to the present day. During this time the club has grown from the original nine holes, to the full eighteen in the mid 1970s and to having a modern, purpose built clubhouse in the mid 1990s


On the playing side the considerable success of its members, at both local and national levels, are recorded in the ‘Roll of Honour’ - achievements of which the club, and indeed the town of Ellon, can be justifiably proud.


So let us start on that Wednesday in June 1927, when the McDonald Ellon Golf Club first came into being.



Chapter 1:  The Opening Ceremony


Chapter 2:  Acquisition and development of the land


Chapter 3:  The Founding of the Club


Chapter 4:  Sir James Gordon McDonald K.G.B. O.B.E.


Chapter 5:  The Early Years


Chapter 6:  The Management of the golf club


Chapter 7:  The War Years 1939-1945


Chapter 8:  The 1950s


Chapter 9:   The 1960s


Chapter 10:  The 1970s


Chapter 11:  The New Clubhouse


Chapter 12:  The 1980s


Chapter 13:  The 1990s


Chapter 14:  The McDonald Ellon Golf Club Ladies Section


Chapter 15:  The McDonald Ellon Golf Club Seniors Section.


Chapter 16:  The McDonald Ellon Junior Section.


Chapter 17:  McDonald Ellon Golf Club Roll of Honour


Chapter 18:  The Green-keepers


Chapter 19:  The Professionals


Chapter 20 Conclusion





Course Info


Club News

Mike Owen Memorial Day Presentation

BIG thank you to everyone who played, helped & donated to the above competition.

£500.00 cheques for the Ellon Pipe Band, McDonald Golf club, Ellon Fire Service, NHS Grampian

Birdie Club

October the new Birdie Club Winners.

Link below to members golf insurance details.

Saturday 24 November



Sunday 25 November

Sunday Carvery

Bingo Night


Sunday 2 December

Kids Christmas Party


Tuesday 4 December

Ladies Xmas Dinner


Saturday 8 December

Christmas 'Bring a Party' 


Wednesday 12 December

Brian Irvine


Monday 31 December

Hogmanay Party

Fish Fridays

Sunday Lunch Special


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