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Broxburn Golf Club, West Lothian.

Founded 1900.

A 9 hole course situated near a Roman Camp Site. The station at Drumshoreland was 200 yards away. Local hotel was the Buchan Arms. Sunday play was not allowed.

  Secretary Professional/greenkeeper
1906 Geo F McKillop, Park Lawn, Broxburn.  
1905-1911   J Miller (p)
1911-1914 J G Glass, Medical Hall, Broxburn H Spence (p)
1920-30s J K Corstorphine, Albyn Cottages, Broxburn  
1936-48 J H Backhouse, 29 Station Rd, Broxburn J Gilroy (g)

In 1906 the amateur course record was held by John H Dargo with a score of 38. Visitors’ fees were 6d a day, 2/6d a week and 5/- a month.

In 1913/4 the membership was 100. Entry fees were 2/6d. Subs for gents were 10/6d and ladies 5/-. Visitors’ fees were 6d, (free with member). No refreshments were available at the club.

 

Broxburn Golf Club, West Lothian. Opening of the new course in 1914.

From the Linlithgowshire Gazette Friday 1st May 1914. Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

During the 1920s to the mid 1930s visitors’ fees were 1/- a day, 3/- a week and 6/- a month.

Broxburn Golf Club held their annual open meeting on the Drumshoreland course on Saturday 21st May 1932. About 40 golfers competed for the silver rose bowl, leading scores; J Wilson (Wincburgh), 84-18-66; R Sinclair (Winchburgh), 90-18-72; N Gilchrist (Uphall), 83-8-75; F Hurston (Uphall), 89-9-80. The winner and runner-up both played at Winchburgh, this course is now defunct.

From 1936 to the final year in 1948, the 9 holes had a SSS of 70 and Par of 72, and a membership of 75. The amateur course record was held by R B Waddell with a score of 68. Visitors’ fees were 1/- a day, 2/6d a week and 10/- a month.

Broxburn Golf Club, Drumshoreland, West Lothian. Location of the course.

Broxburn golf course map. Grid reference NT08370 70520, co-ordinates 308370 670520.