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Arrochar & Tarbet, Dunbartonshire. (1905 -WW2)

Founded 1905.

A 9-hole course with a membership of 50 before WW,1 rising to 100 by 1940.

Visitors to the Tarbet Hotel played free; the hotel was situated on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, the golf course was within a minutes walk and Sunday play was allowed.  Other local hotels were the Columbia, Victoria and the Commercial. The Station at Arrochar was ¼ mile away.





Reverend C MacDonald of The Manse

R Campbell (p)


Robert MacFarlan

D Carswell (g)


J Welch, Ardyne, Tarbet

A M McFarland (g)


Ordnance Survey Map showing the golf course.


Arrochar and Tarbet Golf Club, Tarbet Course. O.S Map showing the golf course.

O.S. Map Revised 1914; © Crown Copyright {year of publication 1923}.


In 1923 visitors’ fees were 3/6d a week.

Result of the 1938 June monthly medal; Hugh McDougall (7) and Ian Meek (24) tied on 67net; Wm Munn (12), 68.

Competitions played in May 1939; Monthly medal; D B Torrance (16) 68; Foursomes; Mrs J Horn and Peter Cumming, 74; T H Campbell and James McGourlay, 75.

In 1940 and 1947 the 9 hole course had a SSS of 66. Visitors’ fees were now 5/- a week, 7/6d a fortnight and 10/- a month.

Although the club was still being recorded in the 1950s it had probably ceased to exist following WW2.

Arrochar & Tarbet Golf Club course.

Postcard of Tarbet from the golf course.


Location of the Arrochar & Tarbet Golf Club course.

Course Location.

Grid reference NN31720 04340, co-ordinates 231720 704340.