Fort William Golf & Country Club

Thunder Bay, Ontario

The Fort William Country Club is located in the City of Thunder Bay, Ontario and is Thunder Bay's Premier Golf Course. It is a magnificent setting below the Majestic Nor'Wester Mountain Range. Every hole has a spectacular mountain back drop. This splendid course has 18 championship holes that are excellent for all levels of golfers. On the course, the Kentucky Bluegrass Tee Boxes and Fairways and the Bentgrass Greens are trimmed to perfection. Ponds are abundant with small fish and the mountain back drop is both dramatic and beautiful. Many golfers, who have played the course have commented that the course is comparable to some of the most picturesque courses in the world. The Fort William Country Club was created in 1926 and was designed by the renowned golf course architect, Stanley Thompson. In 1959 Norman Woods redesigned the course to the Championship 18 holes that it is today, and on August 29th 1964 the first ball was driven on the present day course.


Thunder Bay, Ontario

Extent of 'Thompson' Work
9 hole golf course design
New done by Stanley Thompson & Co. (architect: )
Verification level: Level 2
9 hole golf course construction supervision
New done by Stanley Thompson & Co. (architect: )
Verification level: Possible Involvement


  • Memo from ST to Minister of the interior TG Murphy
  • Stanley Thompson Co. Ltd- Golf Architects Advertisement
  • Reference to Fort William GC in 'The Toronto Terror'