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Maybole Golf Club, Ayrshire. (1905 - WW2)

There is evidence that golf was being played in Maybole on the town green in the 1700s.

Th Maybole Golf Club was founded in 1905.

The course was situated just north of Auchenwynd on the Dailly Road. It was appearing on OS maps at this location until the outbreak of WW2.

Very little has come to light regarding the early Maybole club. The following newspaper reports and Golfer’s Handbook entries are the only things found so far.

The following is an extract from a report that appeared in the Paisley & Renfrewshire Gazette on the 2nd September 1905 – “Mr J Buchanan Lang, an Elderslie laddie, is getting along well in Ayrshire. Recently, about thirty members of the Maybole Golf Club met in the King’s Arms Hotel, and at a cake and wine banquet presented Mr Lang, their secretary and treasurer, with a solid silver tea service on the occasion of his marriage.”

In the early 1930s the secretary was H B Lang, Bellevue, Culzean Road. The club had a membership of 110. The green-keeper was J A Brown. Amateur course record; J McGill, 70. The station at Maybole was half-mile away. Visitors’ fees 6d per round, 3s a week and 7s/6d a month. Sunday play was not allowed.

In October 1935 the area was hit by a violent storm with power cuts and blocked roads. “Telephone communication was impossible, Maybole golf pavilion lifted from its foundations and completely smashed.”

In the March 1939 the death was announced of John Mc Pherson, aged 72. A popular figure in the town Mr McPherson was for many years Town Hall keeper, he had also been a member of Maybole Golf Club for many years.

At the time of WW2 the secretary was D Smith, Union Bank House, Maybole. Membership of 100. The green-keeper was D McIvor. The nine-hole course had a Par and SSS of 35.

The current course is situated on Memorial Park. 

Maybole Golf Club, Ayrshire. Location of the former course.

Location of the first Maybole course. Grid reference, NS30195,08935, co-ordinates, 230195,608935.