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Bonnyton Moor Golf Club, Eaglesham. (1922 - 1950s)

The club started in about 1922.

The leading lights were a family of publicans from Glasgow named Lindsay. A Dormie House type clubhouse was built that provided accommodation for golfers, report below.


Bonnyton Moor Golf Club, Eaglesham. Report on the new course in October 1922.


Bonnyton Moor Golf Club, Eaglesham. Report on the new course in October 1922.

Dundee Evening Telegraph Tuesday 10 October 1922. Image © D.C.Thomson & Co. Ltd. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.


The club was instituted in June 1923 with an exhibition match between George Duncan, Abe Mitchell, J H Kirkwood and Walter Hagan, report below.


Bonnyton Moor Golf Club, Eaglesham, Renfrewshire. Exhibition match to open the course in June 1923.

From the Sportsman Monday 111 June 1923.


The secretary in the 1920s was J Gordon, club telephone 17. The professional was A M Wheateley, who remained at the club until at least 1933, and the green-keeper W Jamieson. An 18-Hole course situated 800ft above sea level on Ballagioch hill. Course records were, amateur J Semple 73 and professional R Turner 72. Visitors fees were 2/6 a day, 4/- a day at weekend. The station at Clarkston (Busby) was 5 miles away and there a  regular bus service available to Eaglesham. Local hotel was Bains.

During 1922/23 Dr Alister MacKenzie advised on work carried out on the course.


Bonnyton Moor Golf Club, Eaglesham, Renfrewshire. The Bonnyton Moor Clubhouse.

The Bonnyton Moor Clubhouse.


From the 1933 Golfer's Handbook; Membership 300; hon. secretary - A Ward Gardener, 24 Queen Street, Glasgow; professional, A M Wheatley; green-keeper, W Jamieson; course- records; amateur - J Semple, 73; professional - M Seymour, 71; 18-hole course; visitors - 2s/6d a day, 4 shillings at weekends. 

Below is the result of a match against Ingliston Golf Club (now defunct) played in April 1939.


Bonnyton Moor Golf Club, Eaglesham, Renfrewshire. Result of a match played at Ingliston in April 1939.

The Scotsman Monday April 10 1939. Image © Johnston Press plc.


In 1940 the secretary was A Ward Garedener, 24 Queen Street, Glasgow, telephone Central Glasgow 2592. The green-keeper was J Carruthers. There was a membership of 300.  The course records were, amateur A W Whyte 73, professional M Seymour 69.

From 1947 to the clubs closure in the mid 1950s the secretary was D C C Macfarlane, 22 Hamilton Drive, Cambuslang, telephone Cambuslang 427. The green-keeper was J Jamieson. The 18-hole course had a SSS and Par of 75. Course records were, amateur A Pinkerton 71, professional  M Seymour 69. Buses from Glasgow to Eaglesham ran every 20 minutes with a fare of 1/- return.

Current Bonnyton Golf Club was Founded in 1957 at the same location.