History of Knock Golf Club
Knock Golf Club has been a private members Club since its establishment in 1895.
The name ” Knock” is derived from the Gaelic ” An Cnoc” and means ” The Hill ”
The Club crest depicts a wood on a hill. It is thought this refers to the original Course at Cherryvalley with the mound at Shandon Park in the background.
You are now more likely to connect with this crest when climbing the hill at the first or seventh holes.
In 1920 Knock moved to its current location at ‘Summerfield’, close to the village of Dundonald. The top-ranked firm of golf course architects, ‘Colt, MacKenzie and Allison’, was hired to design the course you see today.
Knock contains design features that relate to all three of these great course architects, who in their respective careers left such an indelible mark on the world of golf.
Although some may not be too familiar with their names, many will recognise their achievements.
These include Pine Valley, Muirfield, Royal Lytham, Sunningdale, Wentworth, Royal Portrush, Cypress Point and with the assistance of the great Bobby Jones – Augusta National – the perfect test for “The Masters”