Auchincruive Croquet Club

Location near Ayr map
Enquiries +44 (0)1292 265972  
Secretary &
Treasurer

Malcolm Smith
74 Main Street
Ochiltree
Ayrshire
KA18 2PB
+44 (0)1290 700284

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Chairman &
Captain

Kevin Wright
+44 (0)7935 724934

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Auchincruive is a small croquet club based three miles from Ayr in the historic landscape of the River Ayr gorge and overlooked by the spectacular Adam mansion, Oswald Hall.  The club evolved from a lunchtime Golf Croquet club established in the 1960s by staff of the West of Scotland Agricultural College, but after discovering the flourishing Scottish croquet scene in the 1970s adopted Association Croquet and has had members playing throughout the country, including several "All-England" finalists.

The club is open to all and meets every Thursday evening from mid-April to the end of September.  It also holds several small tournaments, including a doubles Golf Croquet tournament (played to the pre-2000 rules) on a Saturday at midsummer.  It can be found, coming from the Glasgow direction, by following the M77 and then A77 to the Ayr Racecourse roundabout.  Turn left onto the B743 Mauchline road; after 0.8 mile turn right at the SAC sign, and then left to enter the college grounds.  Follow the college road to the right for 0.5 mile, and the lawns are situated behind the old mansion.