Big Bay Point Golf & Country Club
In the late spring of 1926, Stanley Thompson, Canada's famous pioneer course designer, built the 9-hole course. The beginnings of the course had started several years earlier when several local cottagers cleared many rocks from the farmland owned by one of them. First there were 3 holes and then 5 holes next year, before Thompson took over and designed the whole layout. The way the greens fit into the mounds at Big Bay Point is a characteristic feature of the Thompson courses. Ten years later, Thompson's sister, Mildred, drew up the plans for construction of the original clubhouse with the large stone fireplace its focal point.
Extent of 'Thompson' Work
9 hole design
New done by Stanley Thompson & Co. (architect: Frank & Stanley Thompson)Verification level: Level 2
9 hole construction supervision
New done by Stanley Thompson & Co. (architect: Frank & Stanley Thompson)Verification level: Possible Involvement
- Memo from ST to Minister of the interior TG Murphy
- Reference to Big Bay Point GC in 'The Toronto Terror'