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Welcome to the Edinburgh Croquet Club

Croquet is a game of strategy, tactics and skill.  The Edinburgh Croquet club is based in the magnificent surroundings of Lauriston Castle in Edinburgh with the lawns having a fabulous outlook over the waters of the Firth of Forth.

On this site you'll find information about our activities and facilities, along with details of how you can participate in this unique sport.  We hope you will find all of the information you are looking for about our club.

Upcoming Events


The Stuart McKendrick Trophy will be played for on Sunday 19th July at 1:50pm.  The competition is open to both Edinburgh Croquet Club and Meadows Croquet Club members.

The Edinburgh Tournament at Fettes will start on Monday 3rd August.

News from 2015 Season

Beginners' Course and Lauriston Ells

A record number of 29 people took part in the Beginners' Course from 2nd May to 6th June.

Twelve brave souls turned up in dubious weather to contest the Ells tournament for beginners on Saturday 6 June. Everyone played two games of golf croquet and one of association. One clear winner emerged, Lorna Clayton, who won all three of her games. There were a number of others in second place. They played a shoot off to the peg and Alison Woolerton got nearest. Congratulations to Lorna and Alison on receiving the Ells trophies, well done to everyone who took part and thanks to Hamish who organised it.

Basil Townsend Quaich

Allan Hawke represented the club in the tournament for the Basil Townsend Quaich held at Auchincruive on 13 June. Meadows, Glasgow and Auchincruive itself were also represented. The trophy was retained for the fourth year in succession by Auchincruive.

Bamburgh Six-Way GC Tournament

The Edinburgh team of Robert Harvey, Allan Hawke, Jola Jurasinska and Rosemary S. Robertson joined five teams from Northumberland in the Bamburgh Six-Way golf croquet tournament on Saturday 20 June. The team was successful in retaining the Alice Fleck trophy, which the club won for the first time in 2014. Congratulations to all the team members, but particularly to Robert and Rosemary, who joined the club from the beginners course last year and were playing their first 'away' tournament.


Fun Doubles

The 'fun doubles' competition - ECC's 'pro-am' pairings of experienced and less experienced players - was played on Saturday 4 July. It started under murky skies (Bob Cross played in wellies!) but finished in glorious sunshine. Congratulations to the winners, Bob Cross and Margaret Munro.


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Short Croquet Tournament

The Short Croquet Tournament was played on Sunday 12th July.  After an exciting three-way tie the winner was Rosemary Saunders Robertson.

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