C. K. Hutchison

Full Name
Cecil Key Hutchison
Year of Birth
Year of Death
1941 (aged 64)
Place Born
Chelsea, London, England
Place Died
Woking, Surrey, England

“Hutchison served as assistant to James Braid during the construction of Gleneagles and the reconstruction of Carnoustie. In the mid-1920s he formed a firm with Colonel S.V. Hotchkin, who had assisted him with remodelling of Woodhall Spa.” The Golf Course Geoff Cornish and Ron Whitten

Cecil Hutchison was educated at Eton College, Windsor, where he excelled at a number of sports. He played cricket for the school then went on to represent the Household Brigade and turn out occasionally for Marylebone Cricket Club between 1898 and 1904.

Hutchison was commissioned into the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Scots in 1896, transferring to the Regular Army as Second Lieutenant in the 1st.Battalion of the Coldstream Guards in 1898.

His first active service was in South Africa during the Boer War, taking part in the advance on Kimberley and the Battle of Magersfontein. He was also involved in military operations that took place during battles at Poplar Grove and Driefontein.

On his return to England, he turned from cricket to golf, becoming one of the greatest players of his day, and he represented Scotland in nine consecutive annual matches against England from 1904 to 1912.

During that time he also reached the final of the Amateur Championship while a member of Tantallon Golf Club in North Berwick, losing to Robert Maxwell by a single hole at Muirfield in 1909.

Hutchison retired from the Army but was recalled for service in World War One and was in action at Givenchy in December of 1914. The following month, his Battalion trenches were over-run and he was taken prisoner of war.

He was held in various prisoner of war camps in Germany until November 1917, when he was transferred to Switzerland for internment until he was repatriated to England at the end of the following year.

He resigned his Commission on 12 June 1920 and was granted the honorary rank of Major.

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3rd Hertfordshire - Best in Area 87th England Ranking

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Harewood Downs

8th Buckinghamshire - Best in Area

Within five years of its formation in 1907 as a private golfing retreat, Harewood Downs Golf Club was the home club of two Prime Ministers, seventeen Lords, nine Barons and Knights, a couple of Generals and a variety of parliamentarians.


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2nd Herefordshire - Best in Area

The Herefordshire Golf Club was founded in 1896 but moved home a few times before settling into its current parkland site at Ravens Causeway in 1932. The par four 8th is the toughest hole… a potential card-wrecker.


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1st Herefordshire - Best in Area

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8th Perth & Kinross - Best in Area

If you can survive the climb up the first few holes at Pitlochry Golf Club, then the views are quite possibly the most breathtaking in golf.


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Sundridge Park (East)

11th Kent - Best in Area

Located a mere 12 miles south east of Central London, the testing East course at the 36-hole Sundridge Park Golf Club has been chosen by the R&A as an Open Qualifying venue in the past.


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Sundridge Park (West)

20th Kent - Best in Area

Situated close to the English capital, the West course at the 36-hole Sundridge Park Golf Club is a fine parkland layout that offers sweeping views of some prominent London landmarks to the north.


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C. K. Hutchison Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Brian Ward Courses Played 11
= Tim Elliott Courses Played 11
3 Steven Hulse Courses Played 10
= Andy Newmarch Courses Played 10
5 Ed Battye Courses Played 8
= John Cox Courses Played 8
= James Reader Courses Played 8
8 Jim Brigden Courses Played 7
= Luke Measor Courses Played 7
= Dan Hare Courses Played 7