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




Whirlpool Golf Course, Niagara Falls, Ontario:

Played June 30, 2021  

Whirlpool before the round

Many of the participants at Whirlpool :

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!

 Upcoming Events:

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

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. Stay tuned for more details. 

Registration opening July 5.

RESCHEDULED To 2022 Stanley Thompson Classic:

Oakdale Golf & Country Club: Toronto, Ontario

Watch this space and STS communications for more information on upcoming events!