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Brodick Golf Club, Arran. (1897 -1913)

The Brodick Golf Club was founded 1897. 

The original Brodick nine-hole course was situated in an elevated position near Knowe and West Mayish. The course, with principal hazards of hedges, dykes and trees was designed by Jack Duncan of Glasgow for the Brodick Public Hall Company Ltd.

Below is a report on the opening of the course in July 1897.


Brodick Golf Club, Arran. Report on the opening of the course in July 1897.

From the Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald Friday 16th July 1897. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


In 1903/4 the secretary was G Laidler, Ivy Cottage, Brodick. The captain was D Smith and the green-keeper M Kerr. Amateur course record J D McIntyre, 33. Entrance fee was 10s/6d and subs 10/6. Visitors’ fees were; 1/- a day, 2/6 a week, 4/- a fortnight and 7/6 a month.

The following course description is taken from the Nisbet’s Golf Yearbook of 1904 – “The course is situated on the rising ground above the village of Brodick. The soil is on the heavy side, but, notwithstanding this, good lies are obtained, and the greens are good. The hazards consist of hedges, ditches, whin and rushes, and taken all over it is a good sporting course. There is a clubhouse about five minutes’ walk from the village and ten minutes from the pier” 

The competition for the Brodick Golf Club trophy was played In May 1909 in ideal weather. The winner was William Stewart, 87-11-76.

The winner of the June 1909 medal was Neil Shaw (8) 76. Also in June 1909 a competition for a smoker's set of pipes presented by Mr J T Brown of Glasgow took place, result; James Crawford (6) and John Cook (11,) 72; William McCarfrae (4) and Malcolm Kerr (4,) 73.

Result of a mixed foursome competition played in July 1910; Miss McGillivray and Malcolm Kerr, 70; Miss A Brown and W McCaffrey, and Mrs J T Brown and John Cook, 71: Mrs McCaffrey and William Stewart, 73.

Brodick Golf Club moved to its present location in 1913.


Brodick Golf Club, Arran. Location of the former course.

Location of the original course at Brodick


The Google Map below pinpoints the location of the former Brodick golf course.