Douglas Grant, the first Captain of the Club, was a Californian who won the State Championship before moving to London. He played in the 1914 Amateur Championship at Royal St George’s, and won numerous scratch competitions at St George’s, Royal Cinque Ports and Burnham and Berrow. Interestingly, Canterbury’s first Professional Fred Bradbeer was to spend the major part of his professional life at Burnham and Berrow.
However, Douglas Grant will be forever remembered for his design of the Pebble Beach Course on the Monterey Peninsula. He collaborated with Jack Neville and though neither party were trained golf course architects, their masterpiece, Pebble Beach has stood the test of time.