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Carluke Golf Club, Lanarkshire.

The club was founded in 1893.

It was reported in October 1893 that Carluke was to have its own golf course. On Saturday 21st October Mr Forgan played over the course and was of the opinion that the course would prove a popular one. The average distance of the holes was “over 200 yards” and played over three large fields.

The original nine-hole course was to the south of the town on the Boghall Road. The course was opened on Saturday 14th April 1894 by the Rev Mr Fraser accompanied by the club president, Mr R Fillans.

Below is the result of a match played on the earlier Carluke Golf Club course at Langshaw in August 1895

Result of the monthly competition for the challenge medal played on the Langshaw course on Saturday 13th October 1894; William Russell, 63; Alexander Jack, 68; James Barr, 71; David Chalmers, 72; Charles Eason, 76.

Below is the result of a match played at Carluke against Motherwell Golf Club in June 1896.

Carluke Golf Club   Motherwell Golf Club  
Mr Fraser 0 Mr Leggat 3
J Barr jnr 9 Mr Brough 0
M Balsillie 10 Mr Ferguson 0
A Jack 2 Mr Aitken 0
D Chalmers 7 Mr McLellan 0
J Kelly 0 Mr McGeachan 0
A Murray 0 Mr Duncan 0
G R Dick 4 Mr McMillan 0
J Martin 0 Mr King 3
C Eason 2 Mr Reid 0
  34   6


In 1903/4 the secretary was William Crawford, Whiteshaw, Carluke. The club had a membership of 90, there was no entry fee and the subs were 10/6, ladies 5/-. The amateur record was held by T Smith, 70.

Following is a description of the course from the 1904 Nisbet’s Golf Yearbook – Some of the holes on this course are rather short, but the want of distance is made up for by an abundance of hazards, such as roads, fences, gullies etc. The turf is good and the course is always dry.”

It was reported in May 1912 that the Carluke Golf Club had become the tenants of the estate of Hallcraig where an 18-hole golf course was to be laid out.

Carluke Golf Club, Lanarkshire. Location of the course on Boghall Road.

Grid reference NS85705 49255, co-ordinates 285705 649255.