Ossington Golf Club. Founded 1888. A 9-hole course, on land at Holmes Farm about a mile and a half in length with excellent putting greens. The season is from October 1st until the end of April. The club flourished from the beginning, but relations with the landlord were not good as the grass was too long and eventually, in 1893-94, a herd of castle was allowed to roam over the course. The members decided to find a new course and rented land at Barassie. In September 1894, Ossington GC dissolved and Kilmarnock (Barassie) GC was formed.