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Beith Golf Club, Ayrshire. (1896 - 1907)

Extract from "The Herald" 14th February 1896 – “Beith Golf Club – The links were formally opened on Saturday, but owing to wet weather only a few completed the course. Mr Walter Williamson, writer, the captain, was presented by the members with a handsome driver as a momento of the occasion. Over 80 ladies and gentlemen have already become members.”

The August 1897 monthly competition for the Captain’s Prize was won by Robert Dunlop, 55-18-37.

From the 1905 Nisbets Golf Yearbook; Hon. secretary – R Dunlop,  Myrtlebank, Beith; Captain - A Gow M.D; Membership of 100; Entrance Fee nil and Subs 21s/6d, ladies 5s; Nine-holes; Amateur record – D Baird, 34; Terms for visitors 1s a day, 5s a week, 15s a month. The Beith golf course is a 10 minute walk from the centre of the town. The turf is well adapted to the game and the hazards are walls, burns, hedges etc. The course stands very high and commands a beautiful view of the Firth of Clyde, the Hills of Arran, and Ailsa Craig.

It was reported in August 1907 that the club was to discontinue the tenancy of the Grangehill golf course in November 1907.

The club moved to its current course following the closure of the Grangehill course.

The Google Map below shows the area around Grangehill, location of the earlier golf course. The current course, which is under threat of closure (November 2017), can be seen to the east.