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Dalry Golf Club, Ayrshire. (1920s - 1960s)

First appeared in the early 1920s, when the secretary was George S Robb, North Kirkland, Dalry, the professional was W Anderson and the greenkeeper D Alexander. A 9 hole course, visitors’ fees were 2/6d a day. 5/- a week, 7/6d a month and 10/6d for three months. Sunday play was not allowed. The station at Dalry was a 5 minute walk away.

In 1925/6 the greenkeeper was G Beattie. There was a membership of about 100 gents and 80 ladies.

In the late 1920s the secretary was W Price, 56 New Street, Dalry. Club membership was 160.

From 1940 to the club’s disappearance in the 1960s the secretary was T Smith, 103 New Street, Dalry. A 9 hole course with a membership of 160. Visitors’ fees were now 1/6d a day and 15/- for three months. Sunday play was still not allowed. Local hotel was the King’s Arms.

Recollections of a Dalry resident - I grew up in Dalry, Ayrshire, and when we were teenagers we used to occasionally whack a ball from some of the old tees which were still there. The council houses we stayed in were built over most of it during the 50s and 60s, replacing the miners' rows that were close to the edge of it. There was also an attempt to revive the club and find a new course some time during the 1970s-80s.

Dalry Golf Club, Ayrshire. Location of the former golf course.

Dalry Golf course, Ayrshire.

Grid reference NS30280,49235, co-ordinates 230280,649235.