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


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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