Forgotten Greens of Scotland
Forgotten Greens of Scotland


These maps show the course on the high ground above the village, yet, when you look at the photo from the 1930s you can clearly see a green and tee, and a pavilion at the bottom of the hillside just behing the houses. I suspect that the course was altered at a later date and brought down nearer the village for convenience for visitors etc, although i have no information for my suspicions other than the photo's you see here.

Pirnmill Golf Course


Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald April 21st 1905

Pirnmill Golf Course


A nine-hole golf course has been laid out by two practical Kilmarnock gentlemen, who played over the ground last August. The course is now in good order, and a greenkeeper appointed. The ground is ten minutes walk from the ferry, and commands magnificent views over Kilbrannan Sound and almost the whole of Kintyre, even the hills of Jura. The greens are kept in good condition. When tired of play the visitor can cease from following the ball and feast his eyes on the hills of Ben Bharran, Ben Tarsuins, and Ben Bhreac, which rise in rugged grandeur in the background, as well as a beautiful waterfall half a mile distant and about 80 feet in height, or on the varied craft flitting to and fro in Kilbrannan Sound. During the season a brake from Pirnmill Temperance Hotel  awaits the arrival’s at 11am at Lochranza, of turbine steamer “ Queen Alexandra” and returns at 2.20pm to Lochranza for steamer from Campbeltown ; also the Campbeltown Steamers ( twice daily ) from Gourock

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