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1895 Clubs

Additional Benefits

1895 Club

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.

You can scroll through the list of 1895 courses on this page - or zoom into the map to explore different areas. Don't forget the courses in Belgium, Australia and New Zealand!

To access a club's website click the Contact link. 

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The Association of James Braid Courses

James Braid

 



James Braid (6 February 1870[1] – 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.

• Please click here to view the list of member Golf Clubs as well as the booking procedures (Updated 4th June 2020)
• And to view a map of the courses currently included in the Association click here

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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.

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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.

Contact numbers:

Hendon Golf Club 020 8346 8990

Mill Hill Golf Club 020 8959 2339

North Middlesex Golf Club 020 020 8445 3060