Western Canada

The following are Stanley Thompson courses in Western Canada:

Alcrest Golf Club  (1927)

Winnipeg, Manitoba (No Longer Exists) Mailing address Alcrest Golf Club (NLE)Winnipeg, ManitobaCanada  Extent of 'Thompson' Work Green renovation designRenovation done by Stanley Thompson & Co. (architect: Stanley Thompson) Verification level: Level 3Green renovations consultationRenovation done by Stanley Thompson & Co. (architect: Stanley Thompson) Verification level: Level 3Green renovations construction supervisionRenovation done by Stanley Thompson & Co. (architect: Stanley Thompson) Verification...

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Assiniboine Golf & Country Club  (1929)


Winnipeg, Manitoba An eighteen hole course by design, the Assiniboine Golf Club was established in 1917. War time runway requirements in the early forties reduced the course to nine holes. Some creative engineering added eighteen different tee box locations and three additional greens to complete the course you see today....

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Banff National Park  (1934)

Banff, Alberta   Mailing address Banff National Park - Tunnel Mountain Banff, Alberta Canada  Extent of 'Thompson' Work 9 hole golf course design apparently never constructed New done by Thompson Jones & Co. (architect: Stanley Thompson) Verification level: Level 1 Evidence Nine hole layout drawing dated Oct. 30, 1934 Plan showing site of Proposed Golf Course - Banff Correspondence from S. Thompson to the...

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Banff Springs Hotel Golf Course  (1927)

Banff Spring Golf Course

Banff, Alberta.   Stanley Thompson, Canada's master golf course architect, used his expert talent when he designed the original 18 holes in 1928. The course winds along the Bow River under the snow-capped peaks of Sulphur Mountain and Mount Rundle. In 1989, 9 holes were added, resulting in 27 holes...

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Calgary Golf & Country Club  (1929)


Calgary, Alberta   They golfed on dry pastures and sand greens ringed with barbed wire. That was 1897, the year Calgary's golfers formed The Calgary Golf Club. They were golf squatters, playing on vacant land south of the CPR tracks, just behind the Palliser Hotel. As the cowtown of Calgary,...

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Capilano Golf & Country Club  (1936)

Capilano - 13th Shelf Green

West Vancouver, British Columbia   Rare defines all aspects of Capilano Golf & Country Club, from the golf course's spectacular mountainside setting and historic layout to the clubhouse's grand design and elegant appointments. Since opening day in 1938, the Club has enjoyed wise stewardship and an engaged membership, and has...

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Castle Mountain Bungalow Camp  (1928)

Vermillion Pass, Alberta   Mailing address Castle Mountain Bungalow Camp (NLE) Vermillion Pass, Alberta Canada  Extent of 'Thompson' Work 18 hole miniature golf course design New done by (architect: Stanley Thompson) Verification level: Level 3   18 hole miniature golf course design New done by (architect: Stanley Thompson) Verification level: Possible Involvement   Evidence Reference to Castle Mountain Bungalow Camp in 'The Toronto Terror'...

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Clear Lake Golf Course  (1948)

Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba   Mailing address Clear Lake Golf Course Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba Canada   Former names Wasagaming Golf Club   Extent of 'Thompson' Work Design consulting & renovations for 3rd and 10th hole Renovation done by Thompson Jones & Co. (architect: Stanley Thompson) Verification level: Level 1   Consulting for renovations to 3rd and 10th hole Renovation done by Thompson...

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Edmonton Golf & Country Club  (1945)


Edmonton, Alberta   The history of the Club is well chronicled on the Club's web-site as per link above. No mention of Thompson appears; however, a very recent discovery in the Club's archives has been attached below showing the 18th Hole in a Thompson advertisement believed to be from the...

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Elk Island  (2015)

Elk Island National Park, Alberta   Mailing address Elk Island Elk Island National Park, Alberta Canada    Extent of 'Thompson' Work done by (architect: St)   Evidence Report on Maintenance for National Parks Golf Courses 2001 Archives Report December 17, 2001  

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Glendale Golf & Country Club  (1946)

Glendale Hole 1

Winnipeg, Manitoba   In the spring of 1946, a group of Jewish businessmen, a mix of golfers seeking a new course and non-golfers seeking a country club to call their own, purchased the 18 hole Royaumont Golf Course, on Portage Avenue, in the outskirts of west Winnipeg for $35,000. Renamed...

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Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course  (1924)

Early Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course

Jasper, Alberta   Stanley Thompson, Canada's master golf course architect, displayed his finest work with his design of The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course in Alberta. It's hard to imagine a course that hugs snow-capped mountains, meanders past glacial-fed lakes and through a wildlife corridor featuring elk, caribou, bears...

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Lethbridge Golf Course  (1933)

Lethbridge Hole 12

Lethbridge, Alberta   The Lethbridge Country Club was founded in 1913 and moved to its current location in the mid 20's. As Lethbridge's only private member-owned golf club, the Lethbridge CC has prospered over the years expanding to 18 holes in 1983 and growing to 585 shareholders since that time....

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Murray Municipal Golf Club  (1928)

Murray Municipal GC

Regina, Saskatchewan Like its sister course in King's Park (Tor Hill), this course was designed by Stanley Thompson in 1928. Opened in 1950, it was rebuilt with irrigation and grass greens in 1960, by then director of Parks and Recreation, Bill Murray. Thompson's design makes the most of the park's...

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Niakwa Country Club  (1923)

Hole 11 Par 5

Winnipeg, Manitoba   A beautiful 18-hole park land course designed in 1923 by Stanley Thompson, the premier Canadian Golf Course Architect of his time, is considered one of the most challenging and difficult par 72s in Winnipeg, presenting singular challenges and beauty on the signature holes known as "the Horn"....

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Pacific National Exhibition Executive Golf Course  (1938)

Vancouver, British Columbia   There is some suggestion that Stanley Thompson consulted on the main Exhibition Course regarding turf problems and possibly on changes in 1939-40; however, there is no definitive evidence to support the assertion. 9 hole Executive golf course design, no longer exists. Barclay 2000 Mailing address Pacific National Exhibition Executive Golf Course (NLE) Vancouver, British Columbia Canada ...

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Prince Rupert Golf Course  (1929)

Edmonton, Alberta   The course was built in 1929-30 by the Hudson's Bay Company. In 1930 it was renamed Prince Rupert Golf Course. In 1950 the course was sold to the City of Edmonton. According to Barclay 2000 the course no longer exists.  Mailing address Prince Rupert Golf Course (NLE) Edmonton, Alberta Canada  Contact information Phone: 403-946-5200 Former names Beaver Golf...

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Royal Regina Golf Club  (1925)

Royal Regina Golf & CC

Regina, Saskatchewan   Stanley Thompson, Canada's best known golf architect, visited the course in 1925 and drew up plans for improvements. According to these plans, greens would be reshaped and sown to bent grass; properly located bunkers would be installed; drainage would be well plotted and spruce windscreens would be...

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Royal Mayfair Golf Club  (1927)

Royal Mayfair aerial

Edmonton, Alberta   Stanley Thompson extensively remodelled the course in 1927. Mailing address Royal Mayfair G&CC P.O. Box 52094 Edmonton, Alberta Canada T6G 2T5 Contact information Website: http://www.mayfair.ca Extent of 'Thompson' Work 18 hole golf course redesign Renovation done by Stanley Thompson & Co. Ltd (architect: Stanley Thompson) Verification level: Level 1   18...

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Southwood Golf & Country Club  (1926)

Southwood Bunkers

Winnipeg, Manitoba   The original course was designed by Willie Park, Junior (1864-1925) from Musselburgh, Scotland, winner of the British Open in 1887 and 1889. The course was redesigned in later years(1926) by Stanley Thompson (1894-1952), originally from Scotland, who lived in Toronto. Southwood was the first eighteen hole design...

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Tor Hill Municipal Golf Club  (1928)


Regina, Saskatchewan   The great Stanley Thompson (the architect responsible for Banff Springs and Jasper) laid down the plans for Tor Hill in 1928. Considered by many to possess some of the finest natural terrain for golf in the province, Thompson's plans were implemented in 1931 when the course was...

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Waskesiu Golf Course  (1934)

Waskesiu Hole 1

Waskesiu Lake, Saskatchewan   The Lobstick Golf Course was built in 1935. The course was designed by legendary Canadian architect Stanley Thompson and is a member of the Stanley Thompson Society. According to native legend, the tassle-top lobstick tree, created by lopping off a series of branches below the top,...

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Waterton Lakes National Park Golf Course  (1951)

Waterton Lake National Park Golf Course Bears on Green

Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta   The original design by William Thomson, the professional at the original Banff Springs 9 hole course, was a nine hole course laid out  in 1921 and opened for play on July 1, 1922.  Stanley Thompson was asked to visit following his participation in the Canadian men's Amateur...

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