A brief history
Our club dates back to May 1900 when there was a golf course on what was then known as Bolton Park (Bolton St, Hampton). From 1924 our club played at Elsternwick. In 1935 the then Brighton City Council completed the current Brighton Public Golf Course at its Dendy Street site and our early members began playing there.
In 1952 those members banded together and purchased the property at 99 Glencairn Ave East Brighton which contained a modest dwelling and converted it into a Club House and upgraded the facilities. They later purchased the adjoining property at 97 Glencairn Ave which is today the car park. This gave them an independent location not relying on Council sheds/rooms to conduct their business.
Our Club became the “Official Club” in residence at the Brighton Public Golf Course and our VGL affiliation enables the public golf course to have official ratings and support competitions. The Rooms at 99-97 Glencairn Ave have direct access to the Golf Course via the practice fairway and are today the hub of competition/social activities by offering official Australian Handicaps via a direct link to the Golf Australia handicapping system (updated within hours of the completion of play), a well-stocked bar with friendly and attentive staff, toilets, showers and offering a relaxing and convivial location for golf-related post-game banter with like-minded people. An extensive array of competition types are offered, additionally, the rooms are available for social functions.
The above history is available in more detail all thanks to the efforts of our resident historian Mark Pearson – Time Line for Brighton Golf Club.