The Association of James Braid Courses

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Cochrane Castle Golf Club are members of The Association of James Braid Courses; in 1950 James Braid designed additional holes and extended the length of the Course.


  1. Tee reservations for a two, three or four ball must be made in advance (at least 24 hours), stating you are booking under the ‘Association of James Braid Courses’ scheme.  It is up to the individual golfer to ensure he/she is happy with the green fee quoted.

  2. You will be required to provide proof of home club to Professional on your arrival – either handicap certificate or bar card which MUST show your name; a logo on your sweater is NOT acceptable…..cheeky!

  3. Bookings will only be accepted based on Club’s tee availability and cannot be accepted with any other offer.

  4. The green fee being charged is shown in the list of members and the green fees are valid for both ladies and gentlemen.

  5. These rates are for members of member clubs only and NOT for a group/society.

  6. Certain clubs will accept bookings for away day/touring groups and these are signified by G followed by a number signifying the maximum number in a group at the green fee rates shown below. A full list of all participating clubs in this part of the scheme is shown at the end. Groups must be booked well in advance and all members must be members of an Association member club; other members of the group must pay the full green fee.  The group organiser will be expected to provide proof of membership of member clubs. Contact the club to book.

  7. Some clubs have accommodation links on their websites and these are indicated with an H

Click here to see a current list of the courses who are members.

Why not visit the following James Braid Trails to help plan your tour:







The James Braid Golfing Society, founded in 1996, exists to honour the golfer, character and course designer James Braid. Its members get together a few times each year to play golf, usually at courses with Braid connections. For more information

James Braid in addition being the professional at Walton Heath, winning the Open 5 times, was involved in the design, either originally or the re-design, of more than 500 courses.

Recently published is a three-volume book – first Braid’s life, second his tournaments and lastly his courses ‘Divine Fury of James Braid: Professional Golfer Standard Bearer by George Payne, who is married to Braid’s great granddaughter, is available from ypd Books

Also  ‘James Braid and his Four Hundred Golf Courses’ by John Moreton & Iain Cumming is available from either Grant Books ( or Verandah Books  (  

For more information on Braid

  • ‘James Braid’ by Bernard Darwin

  • ‘Advanced Golf’ by James Braid

  • ‘James Braid Champion Golfer’ by Bob MacAlindin 

Our thanks to all the authors of these books as they have helped compile this schedule not only of member clubs but other clubs that James Braid was involved in advising, altering, bunkering, redesigning and of course including all those he designed from scratch.

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