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Bonawe (Taynuilt) Golf Club, Taynuilt, Argyll. (1891 - WW2)

Evidence of a proposed club appeared in The Scotsman Monday 30th November 1891. "Taynuilt - A meeting of residents favourable to the forming of a golf club was held in the Taynuilt Hotel on the evening of Friday last. A A L Campbell of Lochneil occupied the chair. It was unanimously resolved that a committee be appointed, consisting of Dr. Macnaughton, D Macdonald, and David Baird to select a suitable course, and to take steps towards the formation of a club, to be called The Bonawe Golfing Club."

Below is a report on the opening of the course In April 1892.


Bonawe (Taynuilt) Golf Club, Taynuilt, Argyll. Opening of the Bonawe course in April 1892.

From The Scotsman Tuesday 5th April 1892. Image © Johnston Press plc.


The later club was founded in 1906.

In 1914 the secretary was Jas MacMillan. A 9 hole course with a membership of 55. Sunday play was not allowed. The professional from 1906 until 1910 was Allan McDougall.

An advert for the sale of the 380 acre Bonawe Estate was reported in June 1914. Included in the sale was Taynuilt Golf Course which was on the Estate.

The Bonawe Golf Club disappeared after WW1.

A revival in 1935 on a course laid out by Sandy Herd.


Bonawe (Taynuilt) Golf Club, Taynuilt, Argyll. Sandy Herd lays out a new nine-hole course in 1935.

From the Dundee Courier Friday 26th April 1935. Image © D.C.Thomson & Co. Ltd. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.


From the Golfer's Handbook 1947; Taynuilt Golf Club; Nine-holes; Membership of 120; Secretary - W D Bertram, Nant Bank, Taynuilt.

The above was the final entry in the Golfer's Handbook for this club.

The current Taynuilt Golf Club was founded in 1987.

The Google Map below pinpoints the railway station which was half a mile from the course that appeared in the 1930s.