The storied legacy of Canadian golf courses has been collected and presented through a new interactive website, designed to map out 149 years of Canadian golf course history in communities from coast to coast.
The Canadian Golf Course History website traces the journey that golf has undertaken in this country since the Royal Montreal Golf Club – the nation’s first golf course – was established in 1873.
The interactive website map, presented as a timeline, serves as both a historical tool and an extensive database of the many golf courses – both historic and current – that have formed the Canadian golf landscape. A ‘search-for-people’ function allows users to discover the course architects who have built the game in Canada, along with the many PGA of Canada professionals who continue to shape it.
While the Canadian Golf Course History website launched with a wealth of information, it is also a social hub to foster interaction and conversation among golf enthusiasts. Individual course profiles allow users to share their personal tales, tips, and information. Golf clubs and individuals are invited to share in the compilation of Canadian golf history by submitting stories, photos and/or updates for golf courses in their community.
At the time of launch, the Canadian Golf Course History website maps the information of more than 1,800 courses across Canada with new content, facts and images added daily. Each club page includes a ‘suggest an edit’ function, along with an area for individuals to share their stories and provide pivotal history.