Friday, January 12, 2007

Stanley Thompson’s Definative Course List

I’ve been meaning to do this for some time. What I would like to do is produce a definitive list of his work and when it was done.

I do not want to list projects like York Downs where he was the contractor and Charles Alison actually designed the course. I want all these courses removed from his list of design credits for accuracy.

I also don’t want to list courses that are mislabeled like Brantford or Waskesiu where Thompson did not design the course. I have serious suspicions about Summit and a few others particularly when you look at the dates. I would like proof, one way or the other, to decide whether they should go on. I’m not interested in bunker projects like Beaconsfield or courses where he did plans only like Onondaga. I want new projects or complete rebuilds.

I would also like to clear up the lists where courses are listed twice under both names, ie Waterloo and Galt are in fact the same course. Essex and St. Thomas are likely too.

There are holes in what I have listed, because many of the clubs I have no familiarity with. The list I have offered are Stanley Thompson projects I’m familiar with through research. I ask for your assistance on my definitive list. The starting point is below.

Chronology of Stanley Thompson’s New Courses

Owen Sound Golf & Country Club 1921
Bigwin Island Golf Course 1921
Sarnia Golf & Country Club 1921
Glen Stewart Golf & Country Club 1921
Highland Country Club 1922
Niakwa Golf & Country Club 1922
Shoreacres Golf Course 1922
Cedar Brook Golf & Country Club 1922
St. Thomas Golf & Country Club 1922
Uplands Golf & Country Club 1922
Thornhill Golf & Country Club 1922
Islington Golf & Country Club 1923
Bayview Golf & Country Club 1923
Sleepy Hollow Golf & Country Club 1923
Burlington Golf & Country Club 1923
Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course 1924
Big Bay Point Golf Course 1924
The Toronto Ladies Golf Course 1924
St. Andrew’s Golf Course 1925
Oakdale Golf & Country Club 1926
Mayfair Golf & Country Club 1927
Banff Springs Hotel Golf Course 1927
Allandale Golf Course 1928
St. Georges Golf & Country Club 1928
Waterloo Golf & Country Club 1929
Digby Pines Resort 1929
Waterloo (now Galt) Golf & Country Club 1929
Brampton Golf & Country Club 1929
Dundas Valley Golf & Country Club 1929
Oshawa Golf & Country Club 1929
Seigniory Club (at Chateau Montebello) 1929
Peterborough Golf & Country Club 1930
Brockville Golf & Country Club 1930
Constant Springs Golf Course 1930
Catarqui Golf & Country Club 1930
Westmount Golf & Country Club 1931
Kawartha Golf & Country Club 1931
Sunningdale Golf & Country Club 1933
Credit Valley Golf & Country Club 1934
Capilano Golf & Country Club 1937
Cape Breton Highlands 1938
Anne of Green Gables 1938
St. Catharines Golf & Country Club 1946
Glendale Golf & Country Club 1946
Lockport Golf & Country Club 1946
Whirlpool Golf Course 1951
North Oaks Golf Course 1951

To follow the post also on GolfClubAtlas:

Sunday, January 07, 2007

The Hole Series - The reachable par five – #13 at Cruden Bay

I felt guilty for not doing all of them, so here is the 13th from Cruden Bay. Next week will be a collection of odds and sods before the short threes begin the week after.

The 13th is below on the left, notice the burn you must play short of from the tee

This is the shot from the tee, with everything clearly in front of you.

The 20 foot huge roll on the right hides the green as it falls away hard to the right

The green site with the huge knoll on the right and the raised left side where anything close is repelled to the left and below.

The green is centre right, with the knoll on the left

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