Abbotsford Golf Club was the brainchild of Allan Hunter, the owner of the Abbotsford Hotel in Ayr since 1966.
Initially the club was very much a social club but over the years has grown in size and become very much a Golf Club in the full sense of the term. Some members have successfully taken part in Ayrshire competitions.
We are registered with the Scottish Golf Union and have South Ayrshire Council approval to use the medal tees at Ayr Belleisle and Seafield Courses. From April to October competitions are held every week-end and most Wednesdays, giving the members the opportunity to reduce their handicaps. In the winter there is ample opportunity to take part in both bounce games and Winter League competitions. Presently we have a membership of approx. 50.
In the early days the Club undertook outings mainly to Portpatrick and later to the Isle of Arran. We now have at least two outings per year with the venues being extended. This includes one overnight stay at Slaley Hall in the North of England while the annual Andrew Hunter Memorial Competition has been played over a variety of venues including Stranraer, Port Patrick, Thornhill and Dundonald.
The Club is run by an extremely active and enthusiastic Committee who have established, over recent years, a comprehensive calendar of competitions and social events to attain a high level of member participation, upholding the ethos originally established by Alan Hunter.
We still retain our ‘Clubhouse’ facility within the Abbotsford Hotel.
We are very keen to promote The Abbotsford Golf Club and always welcome new members. For more information contact the Secretary, Alan Pole, at firstname.lastname@example.org