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Kilmarnock (Ossington) Golf Club.

The club was founded in 1888 as the Ossington Golf Club.

The original 18-hole course was located at Holme Farm.

The club moved to Barassie in the 1894 and became Kilmarnock Golf Club.

 

Kilmarnock (Ossington) Golf Club, Ayrshire. Entry from the 1888/89 Golfing Annual.

 

Kilmarnock (Ossington) Golf Club, Ayrshire. Entry from the 1888/89 Golfing Annual.

From the Golfing Annual 1888/89.

 

Kilmarnock (Ossington) Golf Club, Ayrshire. Newspaper report from April 1889.

From the Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald Friday 12th April 1889. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Kilmarnock (Ossington) Golf Club, Ayrshire. Newspaper report from April 26th 1889.

From the Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald Friday 26th April 1889. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

It was reported in the Edinburgh Evening News in October 1894. “New Golf Course Near Troon – A new golf links laid out by the Kilmarnock Golf Club on the Ayrshire coast, about a mile from Troon, is being opened today. The course is 18-holes and the formal opening was a foursome between Dr Lawrie and W Fernie against A Yates and W Auchterlonie.”

 

Kilmarnock Golf Club, Ayrshire. Location of first Kilmarnock course

Holme Farm, location of first Kilmarnock course.

Grid reference NS41910,36675, co-ordinates 241910,636675.