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
ALL NEW STANLEY THOMPSON SERIES: Members Only
Whirlpool Golf Course, Niagara Falls, Ontario:
June 30, 2021 ***Changed from May 5******
Join a small group of Stanley Thompson Society members and several special guests, to play this course designed by Stanley in 1949. Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member Cathy Sherk will be our guest speaker as you learn about golf in the Niagara region. Whirlpool was first managed by Stanley's older brother Nicol, after retiring from a long and distinguished career at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club. The course is closely tied to the Thompson's through another generation, when Nicol Thompson jr. served as the Superintendent.
Fairmont Banff Spring Golf Course: Banff, Alberta
July 5, 2021
One of Canada's most internationally renown courses, Banff Spring Golf Course will host a group of society members to experience this course that is commonly on the top 100 courses in the world. Director of Golf, and golf historian, Steven Young has agreed to speak with the group about the course. Mark your calendars for this one of a kind event.
Kawartha Golf & Country Club: Peterborough, Ontario
Date to be confirmed.
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. Stay tuned for more details.
2021 Stanley Thompson Classic:
Oakdale Golf & Country Club: Toronto, Ontario
The 2021 Thompson Classic at the beautiful Oakdale Golf & Country Club on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021!