Stanley Thompson: Golf’s Mountain Man

Brian Kendall, Editor, Canadian Golf Traveller (Image: Sharon McAuley)

As distinctively Canadian as the beaver and Niagara Falls, the mountain courses of Alberta and British Columbia are a vital part of our golfing heritage; living proof that, thanks largely to the genius of Stanley Thompson, nobody builds them better.

Inside the Magic of Canada’s Best Par Threes

Algonquin Golf Course Hole #12 (Image: Algonquin Golf Course)

Through a magical mix of spectacular geography and artful design, Canada’s signature par threes often reflect not just the character of golf at a particular course, but of an entire region of the country.

True Patriot Love of Golf in Canada’s Rocky Mountains

Brian Kendall, Editor, Canadian Golf Traveller (Image: Sharon McAuley)

  While golfing at Whistler Golf Club a few years ago, my friend and playing partner Breton Murphy of Tourism Whistler posed an intriguing question: If I had ample funds to settle anywhere, where in the world would I choose to live? Canada, I answered without a moment’s hesitation. Ours is a rich and gorgeous country that, […]