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Moniaive Golf Club, Dumfries & Galloway. (1905 - WW2)

Founded 1905.

Moniaive could have had two locations: an earlier one near Caitloch and a later course located close to the west of Crichen.  This was a 9-hole inland hilly course of 2,329yds and a Par of 36. No caddies. The clubhouse was half mile from town; it was not licensed and there was no catering. Membership was 50 in the early years, increasing to 80 by closure. The entry fee just before WW1 was £1 and subs £1. Visitors’ fees were 1/- a day, 3/- a week and 5/- a month. There was no Sunday play and the station was ¼ mile away.

From St Andrews Citizen Saturday 15 April 1905 - "The course may be considered a product of the recently opened Cairn Valley Railway. The Moniaive folk are having a course laid out by the side of Craigdarroch Water."

In 1915 the Queen's Work For Women Fund - The Moniaive Golf Club paid an entrance fee of £2 to Lady Johnson Ferguson  for the "Lady George Nevill's Original Queens Work for Women Golf Medals."


Moniaive Golf Club, Dumfries and Galloway. View of Moniaive from the golf course.

Above image courtesy of Frank Accleton.


In 1940 visitors’ fees were 1/- a day, 4/- a week, 10/- month.

The annual meeting was held in the Memorial Institute on Thursday 23rd March 1939.

An advert in the Dumfries and Galloway Standard in May 1940 stated that "A meeting of members will be held in the clubhouse on Tuesday 14th May at 8pm. Business Important." 


Moniaive Golf Club, Dumfries & Galloway. The Golf Course.

The Golf Course Moniaive.


  Secretary Professional/greenkeeper
1914/27 David Carson, Solicitor, Chapel St, Moniaive. J Seaton (g)
1928/40 R Orr, Union Bank of Scotland, Moniaive.  
1928/30   G Glencross (g)
1930/40   W McVittie (g)


Moniaive Golf Club, Dumfries & Galloway. Location of the Moniaive Courses.

Moniaive – possible location of the earlier course to the north, positive location of the later course to the south.

Grid location (south) NX76300,90610, co-ordinates 276300,590610.



Play was suspended for WW2 and the club did not appear after the war.