Play Stanley Thompson Courses

There is no better way to appreciate the work of Stanley Thompson than to experience his golf courses. The Stanley Thompson Society is committed to providing experiential opportunities to play these gems.  What makes them special?

In the words of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Honoured Member Sandra Post:
“100 years ago, when Stanley Thompson was building golf courses, he had limited machinery when shaping his courses. So, when I play courses like Toronto Ladies’, Thornhill,or Oakdale in Toronto with their natural terrain and with at least one stream going through the course, I get to see how beautiful the land was in the GTA. The same can be said for Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia; St. Thomas, Ontario;, Jasper and Banff, Alberta courses - Stanley Thompson framed each and every hole like masterpieces.”

Click here to see a list of Stanley Thompson Society Member Clubs

SO MANY of the courses that have Stanley's stamp on them are in ScoreGolf's top 100 courses.  To check out the 2022 top 100 courses CLICK HERE




St. Thomas Golf & Country Club, St. Thomas, Ontario

May 5, 2022 - SOLD OUT  

Muskoka Lakes Golf & Country Club,

June 13

Waterton Lakes Golf Course

Western Classic

July 16

Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Stanley Thompson Classic

September 19

2021 Event Recap:


Whirlpool before the round

Many of the participants at Whirlpool, June 30, 2021:

Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member Cathy Sherk shared some tips and stories. Whirlpool was a fabulous host and the weather worked out perfectly!. A good day was had by all!

Banff Event 2021

July 5, 2021

One of Canada's most internationally renown courses, Banff Spring Golf Course hosted a group of society members in July 2021. Director of Golf, and golf historian, Steven Young regaled the group with amazing stories about Stanley and the course. A good day (although slightly wet)


August 9, 2021

The original nine holes of Kawartha Golf & Country Club were designed by Stanley in 1931. The second nine were completed in 1938 and the course retains a significant amount of Thompson character. Stanley Thompson members had an amazing day in pretty hot weather!


Ladies 2021

September 24, 2021

The Ladies Golf Club of Toronto hosted an enthusiastic group on a beautiful day at an iconic course. Architect David Moote and Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member Marlene Stewart Streit both spoke to the group!




2019 Thompson Classic

The Thompson Golf Classic is held annually at a golf course designed by Stanley Thompson. It is an opportunity to spend a day with other Society members (and their guests) and to experience firsthand the challenge, excitement and classic design elements of a Thompson layout.
The Stanley Thompson Society is delighted to announce that the annual Thompson Classic will be held at Dundas Valley Golf and Curling Club on Tuesday, September 24, 2019.
Special Guests include Canadian Golf Hall of Fame members; Marlene Stewart Streit, Gary Cowan, Cathy Sherk, Mary Ann Hayward, Lorne Rubenstein and Sandra Post and Golf Course Architects Jeff Mingay, Keith Cutten, Ian Andrew, Cam Tyers, Christine Fraser and Thomas McBroom!
Long Course 12&6 Thornhill.jpgDate:  Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Location: Dundas Valley Golf and Country Club 

Click here for more information and to register

Thompson Passport

One of the goals of the society is to provide members with the opportunity to experience Stanley's designs. Introduced in 2012, many of our generous member clubs have provided access and/or green fee privileges to the members of the society.  For more information on becoming a member please visit our Join Now page.

"... I was treated as a member."

"... each course is a different property but with distinguishable Thompson hallmarks."

"... if I lived in the area I would join."

"...I intend to use my passport next year when I travel out-of-province.

member passThe program is straight forward:

  • every current member of the Society receives a passport. Take a friend to golf with you.
  • the participating clubs are all Stanley Thompson Society Member Clubs
  • members can only play each club once in a year
  • a participating club provides tee times at their discretion; 
  • details about booking, rates and availability are included in the member Passport

Our members have the responsibility of: 

  • following the directions provided in the passport for booking rounds. 
  • paying all club charges
  • adhere to all host club policies and regulations (many of the offers are at facilities that may have a strict dress code and other requirements. Please check the host club website prior to arriving at the course. 


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