Dunaverty Golf Club, Kintyre, Scotland 

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Founded in 1889, Dunaverty Golf Club was set up by a small group of founder members drawn from the surrounding farms and community of Southend. The original layout was for an 18 hole course which began on the opposite side of the Burn at what is now the 15th. The Course was completely remodelled and extended before the Second World War when the first clubhouse was sited behind the Wallace Cottages part of Southend Village.         

The Course is sited on ground around Dunaverty Rock, a long established site for fortification which once sheltered Robert the Bruce. It is most famous for the conflict between warring Clans in 1647 which culminated in the surrender and subsequent massacre of the 300-strong Royalist garrison by the besieging Covenanters. Dunaverty Castle was subsequently raised to the ground and precious little remains.

Despite its violent history, Dunaverty today is a beautiful and peaceful place. The Golf Course itself is that of a traditional natural links, laid out amongst the sandy seascape which links South Kintyreís farmland to the sea and through which the Conieglen Burn flows and Dunaverty Rock towers above.

As with many courses, Dunaverty fell into disrepair during the War years. There has always been a strong sense of tradition at Dunaverty and in the following years, Colonel Taylor, himself the son of one of the founder members together with a number of volunteers took responsibility for restoring the Course. Around the same time, George MacMillan was appointed Green keeper to undertake the restoration.

Today, Head Green keeper Jonathan Barbour and assistant Campbell MacBrayne successfully undertake the task of keeping Dunavertyís greens and fairways in excellent all-year-round condition - drawing immense praise from members and visitors alike for their efforts .

Dunaverty has produced many fine golfers over the years although none with more renown than Belle Robertson. Belle grew up on a nearby farm and developed her early golf skills at Dunaverty before going on to win just about every honour available in the 1960ís, 70ís and 80ís including the Scottish Ladiesí and British Womenís Championships as well as representing Britain and Ireland in the Curtis Cup.


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Dunaverty Golf Club Telephone : 01586 830677
Southend E-mail: dunavertygc@btinternet.com 
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