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Killearn Golf Club, Stirling. (1896 - 1920/30s)

Founded in 1896.

From the Dundee Courier Thursday 9 July 1896 - "GOLF - Killearn - Colonel Blackburn has given his consent to the proposed golf course, and at a meeting held on Tuesday night it was agreed that as soon as arrangements were completed with the farmer, the club engage Tom Morris, St Andrews, to lay out the course." 

Below is the result of a match played at Kirkintillooch on Saturday 27 May 1899.

Kirkintilloch Golf Club   Killearn Golf Club  
Capt. Calder 0 Alex Johnstone 1
James Herd 13 W Gilfillan 0
Thomas Alexander 0 R Sinclair 3
F Rutherford 10 J Sinclair 0
S Robertson jun.  0 R Paton 5
Chris. Bain 0 J Stephen 0
W F Stuart 3 R W Latts 0
James W Whimster 1 D Fairlie 0
  27   9

In 1906 the secretary was Roger Sinclair, Benvue, Killearn. A 9-hole course laid out by Old Tom Morris. The amateur course record holder was R Sinclair with a score of 82. Visitors’ fees on introduction were 1/- a day, 2/6d a week, 5/- a month, ladies 2/- a week, 2/6d a month. The Station at  Killearn was 1 mile away. Local hotel was the Black Bull.

Result of a one-sided match played at Campsie Golf Club in June 1908.

Campsie Golf Club   Killearn Golf Club  
William Sword 1 W Gourlay 0
J Stewart 1 W Aitken 0
A Rae 1 R Sinclair 0
J Sword 1 W Gilfillan 0
D McFarlane 1 J Sinclair 0
W Yuill 1 J Mc C Sinclair 0
A Murray 1 T G E Turnbull 0
T Hodge 1 M Bennie 0
R Maider 1 A S Black 0
S Davidson 1 M H Moncrieff 0
S Taylor 1 J Aitken 0
James Stewart 1 J McEwan 0
  12   0

Prior to WW1 the secretary was Jas Shearer, School House, Killearn. The club had a membership of 35. There was no entry fee. Subs for gents were £2/2/0 and ladies £1/1/0.

In April 1914 it was reported that the Killearn Bowling Club had purchased the clubhouse of the Killearn Golf Club.  

Killearn Golf Club, Stirling. Old Tom Morris course layout.

The Old Tom Morris course layout at Killearn.


Killearn Golf Club, Stirling. Location of the golf course.

Location of the Killearn golf course. Grid reference NS51000,86710, co-ordinates 251000,686710.



The club disappeared in the 1920/30s.