Waskesiu Golf Course

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, was used as a navigational marker. The practice continued with fur traders, early settlers, timber cruisers and prospectors in the area. In modern times the lobstick tree serves as a reminder of the area's rich historical past, and marks the beginning of a course rich in golfing adventure and tradition. This is one of the oldest golf courses in Western Canada. The "old course" in Waskesiu is still here today and retains much of its original layout. It has 18 holes and the golf course can be played by all level of players.

Mailing address

Waskesiu Golf Course
Box 234
Waskesiu Lake, Saskatchewan
Canada S0J 2Y0

Contact information

Extent of 'Thompson' Work

9 hole golf course design then consulted on maintenance
Maintenance done by (architect: Stanley Thompson)
Verification level: Level 1
  • Evidence
  • Report on Maintenance for National Parks Golf Courses
  • Department of Mines and Resources, May, 1942
  • Mention in The Toronto Terror
  • Correspondance traded between HC Pinder and John D Smith
  • Ltr from HC Pinder to John Smith
  • A Stanley Thompson Masterpiece-Waskesiu Golf Course by Dr. James M. Harris