The 1895 Club

Cochrane Castle Golf Club is one of fifty-five golf clubs established in the year 1895. Members of Cochrane Castle Golf Club are entitled to reciprocal playing rights at other participating 1895 Clubs.

It is said that the 1895 Club concept was instigated by three Edinburgh golf clubs (Craigmillar Park, Duddingston and Torphin Hill) whose centenary year coincided with each other. 

Participating clubs founded in the year 1895 have since agreed to be part of a friendly association, each offering reciprocal courtesy visits to each other's club members.


For courtesy visits to other Clubs in the 1895 scheme some basic courtesies/rules are to be followed: 

  • Members make their own arrangements (IN ADVANCE) with the secretary of the Club they wish to visit.  (Do not turn up unannounced.) 
  • Members must take with them a letter of introduction and a handicap certificate.  
  • Check with the host Club their dress rules and respect them. 
  • Numbers to be kept to a reasonable level at any one visit as are the number of times visits are to the same Club.
  • Some Clubs have put restrictions on the number of visitors at any one time and these are shown on the bottom of the list of participating Clubs. Please check before you make any requests. 
  • The original arrangements included a 75-mile separation between Clubs for visits to take place, meaning that some effort should be made by visitors, rather than a short ride to a neighbour Club, thus avoiding the possibility of convenience leading to nuisance visits. However, a few Clubs have come to mutually agreed reductions in the separation distance, and this is a matter entirely decided by the Clubs in question.

Click on the Club name below for further details as to how each club is participating in this arrangement.


The following Clubs have waived the 75-mile separation rule for members of Cochrane Castle Golf Club: 

  • Cardross Golf Club
  • Cathcart Castle Golf Club
  • Milngavie Golf Club
  • Paisley Golf Club
  • Pumpherston Golf Club
  • Uphall Golf Club

The 1895 Club - List of Members

Golf Club Location Post Code Phone No. Email
Abbeydale GC Sheffield S17 4QA 01142 360763
Abbeyleix GC Ireland R32 V583 +353578731450
Aberfeldy GC Perthshire PH15 2BH 01887 820535
Aix-les-Bains G.C. France   +33479612335
Arcachon GC France   +33556544400

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 IM5 1BG 01624 843456  
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 WA 6151 +61864364900  
Royal Golf Club du Château Royal d’Ardenne Belgium   +32 82666228  
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  
Great Torrington GC Devon EX38 7EZ 01805 622229
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   +33 494824046  
Whiting Bay GC Isle of Arran KA27 8QT 01770 700487  
Wrangaton GC Devon TQ10 9HJ 01364 73229  


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