Albert Murray

Albert Murray

Category: Player (Professional)
Inducted: 1974

Born: September 3, 1887
Place of Birth: Nottingham, England
Died: June 7, 1974

Albert Murray and his brother Charles are to this day the only brother to have each captured Canadian Open championships. Albert, the younger of the brothers Murray, won the Open in 1908 and 1913 and also carded victories at the 1924 PGA of Canada Championship and the 1930 Quebec Open. In 1916, he opened Canada’s first indoor golf school in the basement of Montreal’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Devoted to the game, Murray served as PGA of Canada captain in 1920,1921 and 1933 and was elected president in 1941.

National Record:

  • 1908 and 1913 Canadian Open Champion
  • 1924 PGA of Canada Championship
  • 1939 and 1942 PGA of Canada Senior Men’s Champion

Provincial Record:

  • 1910 and 1930 Quebec Open

Golf Course Architect:

  • Massena GC, New York
  • Country Club of Montreal, Quebec
  • Kanawaki Golf Club, with Charles Murray
  • Montreal Municiple, Yellow Course, with Charles Murray
  • Royal Quebec Golf Club, Kent Course
  • Remodeled:
    • Malone Golf Club, New York
    • Edmunston Golf Club, New Brunswick


  • 1902, Teaching Professional, Toronto Hunt Club
  • 1903, Assistant Professional, Westmount Golf Club
  • 1905, Assistant Professional, Royal Montreal Golf Club
  • 1906-1907, Head Professional, Royal Quebec Golf Club
  • 1908-1912, Head Professional, Outremont Golf Club
  • 1913-1920, Head Professional, Kanawaki Golf Club
  • 1920-1925, Head Professional, Country Club of Montreal
  • 1926-1942, Head Professional, Beaconsfield Golf Club

Other Items of Note:

  • In 1916, Murray launched Canada’s first indoor golf school in the basement of Montreal’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
  • Murray became the youngest champion of the Canadian Open in 1908 at the age of 21.
  • Murray was the Captain of the Canadian Professional Golfers Association (now PGA of Canada) in 1920, 1921, 1933, and in 1941 he was the President.


Inducted to Quebec Golf Hall of Fame in 1996

Inducted to PGA of Canada Hall of Fame in 2014

Inducted to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2015


Biography, « The Stonecutters and the Golfers », by Ian Murray

Photos of Albert Murray from our collection