1900 Paris


Golf was first played in the Paris Olympics in 1900. A total of 22 golfers from four nations (France- five women and four men; Great Britain- four men; Greece- one man and the United States- five women and three men). Two competitions were held, Individual Men and Individual Women, at the Compiegne Golf Club forty miles northeast of Paris in early October.

Women’s Individual


Ten women, five from France and five from the United States, competed in stroke play competition over nine holes on October 3rd, 1900 at the Compiegne Golf Club.


Margaret Abbott shot 47 and won by two strokes over Pauline Whittier and became the first American woman to take first place in an Olympic event.


Men’s Individual


Twelve men, four from France and Great Britain, one from Greece and three from the United States played a 36-hole stroke play competition on October 2nd, 1900 at the Compiegne Golf Club.