A Brief History
The Club was instituted in 1889. When the Braid Hills Municipal Golf Course opened some years later, a small wooden hut was built on the present site of the club at the top of Braid Hills Approach. Over the years members have extended the Clubhouse to its present size, with a kitchen added in the past couple of years.
We currently have over 100 full members plus some juniors, and a number of seniors.
All guests to the club are amazed at the panoramic views enjoyed over the beautiful city of Edinburgh, and the view alone must be seen to be fully appreciated. Major refurbishment to the bar and lounge area has meant that the social side of the club is vibrant.
On the golfing side, 1992 proved to be a particularly significant year in the history of Harrison Golf Club. After 103 years of trying, we proudly won the famous “Dispatch” trophy for the first time. (The Dispatch Trophy is a foursomes event which is as old as the Braid Hills Golf Course itself and the trophy is contested by the best golfers in the Lothians area). A quite magnificent feat considering the number of actual playing members we have. Needless to say celebrations went on for some considerable time and, spurred on by that achievement, we managed to win the trophy again in 1995. If anything, the celebrations then surpassed 1992 and that took some doing! We won the trophy yet again in 2000 and the celebrations were once more something else.
On the “social” golfing side we have a number of annual fixtures against other clubs in Edinburgh and included in these fixtures is our match against the Observers from Craigmillar Park. Other matches are played against Kingston from Liberton Golf Club and various other fixtures.
Hopefully this gives a brief insight into Harrison Golf Club.