The 1906 Club

The 1906 Club

1906 Club Member
One of the great benefits of being a West Monmouthshire Golf Club member is that the club was founded in 1906!

Why is this significant?

Well, over 60 golf clubs were founded in that particular year and around 50 of them went on to establish the 1906 Club. This is an association of those Clubs founded in 1906 who have agreed to offer courtesy of their courses to members of other 1906 Clubs.

Courtesy golf at all these clubs….isn’t there a catch?

There’s no catch – but the agreement is that golfers can’t play any club within a 50 mile radius of their own club. However, clubs within 50 miles can be played by paying a green fee of course!

So the opportunity exists to have a day out, visit a 1906 club whilst on holiday or plan a trip with friends. There are some stunningly attractive and picturesque courses available to members. It is possible, of course, that clubs may decide to make a nominal charge or have restrictions on availability depending on their own circumstances.

1906 Terms and Conditions

Mr. Tony Boddy of Harwich & Dovercourt Golf Club in Essex instigated the formation of the 1906 Club. The inaugural meeting was held at Horsforth Golf Club on August 12th 2005.

The 1906 Club is made up of golf clubs that celebrate their Centenary in 2006. All Member Clubs agree to offer golfing privileges to fellow Club Members under specified conditions. Members of West Monmouthshire Golf Club may apply to play at any 1906 Club that is located more than 50 miles away, (it is possible that by mutual agreement with certain golf clubs this condition may be waived).

No member would be expected to visit any one club more than once per annum except if a
particular agreement is reached between the clubs.

The number of golfers on any one visit is limited to a maximum of eight.


Full Playing Members wishing to visit a 1906 Club should contact the Secretary of the club
they wish to visit and check availability for the date and time they would like to play.

Letter of introduction must be obtained from the West Monmouthshire Golf Club Secretary/Manager for presentation to the Secretary of the golf club being visited.

A list of 1906 Member Clubs can be viewed via the below link:

West Monmouthshire Golf Club will offer courtesy to fellow 1906 Club members. Please extend as warm a welcome to these visitors as you would hope for if you visit their courses.

Members requiring further information regarding the 1906 Club please contact our
Club Secretary.

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