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Stanley Thompson

Born: September 18, 1893
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario
Death: January 4, 1953
Inducted: 1980
Golf Club Affiliations: Cutten Club, Guelph

Stanley Thompson was not only a fine amateur golfer in his day, but he developed into one of the most internationally renowned Canadian golf course architects.  With over 120 golf courses to his credit, many of Thompson's enduring designs are among the top golf courses in Canada to this day. His eye for incorporating the natural lie of the land into his designs is in evidence at Toronto's St. George's, Vancouver's Capilano and Jasper Park Lodge in Alberta.

Courses Designed in Canada:

  • Norway Point, ON
  • Sault Ste. Marie, ON
  • Brantford G&CC, ON
  • Lakeview GC, ON
  • Muskoka Lakes GC, ON
  • Owen Sound, ON
  • Summit GC, ON
  • Windermere G&CC, ON
  • Beach Grove GC, ON
  • Bigwin Inn GC, ON
  • The Briars, ON
  • Glen Stewart, ON 
  • Highland GC (London, ON)
  • Humber Valley GC, ON
  • North Bay G&CC, ON
  • St. Clair Beach GC,  ON
  • Niakwa G&CC, ON
  • Halifax G&CC, ON
  • Lingan G&CC, ON
  • Burlington G&CC, ON
  • Cedar Brook G&CC, ON
  • Lake Shore G&CC, ON
  • Mississaugua G&CC, ON
  • Shore Acres GC, ON
  • St. Thomas GC, ON
  • Thornhill G&CC, ON
  • Uplands GC, ON
  • York Downs GC, ON
  • Bayview G&CC, ON
  • Couchiching G&CC, ON
  • Fort Williams, ON
  • Islington G&CC, ON
  • Kenora, ON
  • Queen Victoria Park, ON
  • Marlborough, QC
  • Alcrest, MB
  • Jasper Park Lodge GC, AB
  • Big Bay Point, ON
  • Erie Downs, ON
  • Toronto Ladies' GC, ON
  • Minaki Inn, ON
  • Ki-8-Eb, QC
  • Wasaga Beach, ON
  • Saugeen Golf Club, Port Elgin, ON 
  • St. Andrews GC, ON
  • Mount Bruno CC, QC
  • Regina GC, SK
  • Southwood G&CC, MB
  • Huntsville Downs, ON
  • Oakdale GC, ON
  • Orchard Beach G & CC, ON
  • St. Catharines, ON
  • Banff Springs, AB
  • Mayfair G&CC, AB
  • Lambton GC, ON
  • Assiniboine, MB
  • Castle Mountain Miniature
  • Allandale, ON
  • St. George's G&CC, ON
  • Tor Hill, SK
  • Murray Muni GC, SK 
  • Prince Rupert, BC
  • Lethbridge, AB
  • Digby Pines, NS
  • Brampton, ON
  • Chedoke, ON
  • Dundas Valley, ON
  • Erindale, ON
  • Old Mill Miniature
  • Oshawa G&CC, ON
  • Peterborough G&CC, ON
  • Waterloo County ON
  • Westmount G&CC, ON
  • Seigniory Club, QC
  • Aurora Higlands, ON
  • Brockville Country Club, ON
  • Catarqui G&CC, ON
  • Cutten Field GC, ON
  • Glen Mawr GC, ON
  • Truro G&CC, NS
  • Willowdale, ON
  • Mount Royal, QC
  • Kawartha Lakes, ON
  • Capilano G&CC, BC
  • St. Leonards, QC
  • Muskoka Beach, ON
  • Noranda Mines, QC 
  • Sunningdale G&CC, ON
  • Credit Valley, ON
  • Kitchener Civic, ON
  • Highland Links GC, NS
  • Green Gables GC, PEI
  • Norway Bay Golf Club, QC
  • Beaconsfield GC, QC

Other Items of Note:

  • He completed 200 courses, the majority in Canada, but including courses in Brazil, Colombia, British West Indies and the United States.
  • He introduced the strategic type of golf design.
  • He was also a fine golfer. He won the Ontario Amateur at the Toronto Golf Club in 1924.

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