Forgotten Greens of Scotland
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Kildonan Hotel

Can you give me a lift out to the course please.


Kildonan Golf Club.


 Instituted 1907.   A 9-hole course three miles from Whiting Bay.   “This is a 9-hole course carefully laid out with holes of more than ordinary length, with good turf and natural hazards.  It is one of the most bracing parts of Arran and from it magnificent views of the lower reaches of the Firth can be obtained. Opposite is the long stretch of Ayrshire and Wigtownshire, with Ailsa Craig and Pladda in the foreground. On clear days the coast of Ireland is to be plainly seen, while, further to the west, appears the promontory of the Mull of Kintyre. with the Island of Sanda.

It is centrally situated between the main road to Kildonan and the high road to Lagg and the South, and is easy of access from all the surrounding districts.

There is excellent accommodation for visitors, including hotels, boarding-houses, as well as private houses. A regular and frequent service of brakes runs daily from Whiting Bay in connection with the Railway Companies' steamers.” (Golfing Resorts Of The Glasgow & South Western Railway, 1922)

It has good turf on naturally dry soil.” (Nisbets Year Book,1914).  

Requisitioned and ploughed up for Agriculture c 1939.  Reopened in the late 1940s, last recorded1964.                                                                                                                                  

Kildonan Golf Course ( Arran )


Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald June 7th 1907.


A New Course For Arran.


Kildonan has been somewhat dilatory in providing itself with that indispensable adjunct of a popular holiday resort – A Golf Course. Notwithstanding this defect, the locality has held it’s own by reason of it’s other attractive features, to which has now been added an excellent golf course. It is situated at the point where the road from Whiting Bay forks into two, and is easily accessible from all parts of the locality. It is finely diversified with deep ravines and picturesque views.


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Course as shown bottom centre of map
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