Golf Playing Through: Golf, the Canadian Story

Golfing Through the Ages: 1700 to 1850  
Origins of Golf Golf Spreads Out Wooden Clubs and Feathery Balls Club-making The Equipment and the Course

Golf Spreads Out

Although it appears that golf may have been played in the American colonies in the 1700s, if it did, it died out there and was not re-introduced until the nineteenth century. Golf spread quickly around the world in the 1800s, and clubs sprang up in India, South Africa, Egypt, Hong Kong, and Australia. The first recorded game of golf to have been played in North America took place in 1826 at Priest's Farm, now part of Montreal.

Priest's Farm - National Archives of Canada
Figure 4: Priest's Farm, now part of Montreal.
By James Duncan, 1839
National Archives of Canada, C-13336