The 1895 Club concept was instigated by three Edinburgh-based clubs whose centenary year coincided with each other. Enquiries were sent out to other 1895 centenary clubs throughout the country inviting their participation. After some correspondence representatives of 19 clubs attended a meeting at Handsworth Golf Club in Birmingham where some fine tuning was made and agreement reached to constitute the 1895 Club. Bush Hill Park later joined the group, whose purpose is to foster relationships and offer reciprocal courtesy arrangements between members of participating clubs.
Members make their own arrangements with the Secretary of the Club they wish to visit by letter or phone, giving as much notice as possible. Do not turn up uninvited and expect to be able to play.
Members should take with them a letter of introduction together with their handicap certificate. These are obtainable from the General Manager. Check with the host Club their dress rules and respect them.
For visits to take place home Clubs should be separated by 75 miles.
Some Clubs do impose limits on courtesies after which green fees are charged.
Please click on the web links below for further details of the clubs participating in this arrangement.
Don't forget the courses in Belgium, Australia and New Zealand!
|Abbeydale GC||Sheffield||S17 4QA||01142 360763|
|Aberfeldy GC||Perthshire||PH15 2BH||01887 820535|
|Bearstead GC||Kent||ME14 4PQ||01622 738198|
|Bridge of Allan GC||Stirling||FK9 4LY||01786 832332|
|Broadway GC *||Worcestershire||WR12 7LG||01386 853683|
|Bush Hill Park GC||Middlesex||N21 2BU||01813 605738|
|Cardigan GC||Ceredigion||SA43 1PR||01239 621775|
|Cardross GC||Dumbarton||G82 5LB||01389 841754|
|Cathcart Castle GC||Glasgow||G76 7YL||01416 389449|
|Cochrane Castle GC||Renfrewshire||PA5 0HF||01505 328465|
|Cosby GC||Leicestershire||LE9 1RG||01162 864759|
|Craigmillar Park GC||Edinburgh||EH9 3HG||01316 670047|
|Craignure GC||Isle of Mull||PA65 6BA||07778 021367|
|Crowborough Beacon GC||East Sussex||TN6 1UJ||01892 661511|
|Duddingston GC||Edinburgh||EH15 3QD||01316 617688|
|Edzell GC||Angus||DD9 7TF||01356 647283|
|Exeter Golf & Country Club||Exeter||EX2 7AE||01392 874139|
|Flempton GC||Suffolk||IP28 6EQ||01284 728291|
|Frinton GC||Essex||CO13 9EP||01255 682452|
|Goring & Streatley GC||Berkshire||RG8 9QA||01491 873229|
|Great Torrington GC||Devon||EX38 7EZ||01805 623878|
|Halifax GC||West Yorkshire||HX2 8XR||01422 244171|
|Handsworth GC||West Midlands||B20 1NP||0121 5543387|
|Hilversumsche GC||Amsterdam||Holland||+31 356857080|
|Ipswich GC||Suffolk||IP3 8UQ||01473 728941|
|Knock GC||Belfast||BT16 2QX||028 90483251|
|Malone GC||Belfast||BT17 6LB||028 90618363|
|Manawatu G C||New Zealand||
||06 357 8793|
|Masham G C||Ripon||HG4 4NS||01765 689148|
|Massereene GC||Co. Antrim||BT41 4DQ||028 94429293|
|Milngavie GC||Glasgow||G62 8EP||0141 9561619|
|Mullion GC||Helston||TR12 7BP||01326 240685|
|Paisley GC||Paisley||PA2 8TZ||0141 8843903|
|Peacehaven GC||Newhaven||BN9 9UH||01273 514049|
|Peel GC||Isle Of Man||
|Pumpherston GC||West Lothian||EH53 0LQ||01506 432869|
|Reigate Heath GC||Surrey||RH2 8QR||01737 226793|
|Rosendaelsche GC||Arnhem||Holland||+31 264421438|
|Rowany GC||Isle of Man||IM9 6LN||01624 834070|
|Royal Perth GC||Australia||
|Royal Golf Club du Château Royal d’Ardenne||Belgium||
|Sandwell Park GC||West Midlands||B71 4JJ||01215 254637|
|Seacroft GC||Skegness||PE25 3AU||01754 763020|
|Settle GC||North Yorkshire||BD24 0DH||01729 825288|
|Surbiton GC||Surrey||KT9 1UG||0181 398 3101|
|Todmorden GC||Lancashire||0L14 8RD||01706 812986|
|Torwoodlee GC||Galashiels||TD1 2NE||01896 752260|
|Ulverston GC||Cumbria||LA12 9QJ||01229 582824|
|Uphall GC||Scotland||EH52 6JT||01506 856404|
|Valescure Golf & Tennis Club||France||
|Whiting Bay GC||Isle of Arran||KA27 8QT||01770 700487|
|Wrangaton GC||Devon||TQ10 9HJ||01364 73229|
The Association of James Braid Courses
James Braid (6 February 1870 – 27 November 1950) was a Scottish professional golfer, 5 times the winner of The Open Golf Championship and a prolific golf course architect. There are thought to be some 406 courses either designed originally or altered by James Braid (of the 406, 39 are defunct and 6 were plans only). His courses can be found not just in the British Isles but all over the globe and some notables include Aberdovey, Gleneagles, Royal Mussleburgh, Royal Blackheath, Southport & Ainsdale as well as The St. Andrews Golf Club in New York!
The Association of James Braid Courses now has 296 member clubs. Although Bush Hill Park was originally designed by Harry Vardon, Braid visited to advise on changes to the course. Bush Hill Park Golf Club members and members of all the clubs in the Association can enjoy preferential green fees at these courses, by booking in advance.
Middlesex Golf Union County Card
As a member of Bush Hill Park you are also a member of the Middlesex Golf Union (MGU) and the English Golf Union (EGU. MGU along with many other County Golf Unions provide a County Card - you can get your card from either the Professional shop or the Club office.
The County Card enables you to play golf at many golf clubs around the country at preferential rates. Not all clubs will accept a county card and some will only accept them from members of clubs in their home county.
If you want to visit and play at another club contact their pro shop or office and ask if County Cards are accepted before making a booking.
Local Clubs Reciprocal Arrangements
Bush Hill Park has joined with local clubs Hendon, Mill Hill and North Middlesex to allow members of each club to have courtesy at the other 3 clubs. Courtesy rounds are limited to 12 rounds per year, 4 per club. Tee reservations are at the discretion of each Club and bookings should be made in advance by contacting the professional shop. You will be asked to provide proof of membership when visiting - your CDH number or Middlesex Golf Union County Card is sufficient for this purpose.