A challenging course and superlative facilities have combined to make Credit Valley one of the Province's finest private golf clubs. Originally the hunting and fishing grounds of the Ojibway people, Credit Valley traces its golfing beginning back to 1930. Ontario's then Lieutenant Governor, W.D. Ross commissioned that six holes be built at the Willows, his summer residence. The original property was located where the driving range and parking lot now stand. In the early 30's, Arthur Price, considered the father of Credit Valley, leased the facilities and opened them to the public. By the mid 40's, the course had expanded to 9 holes and the first memberships were offered. In the early 50's Price leased the thirteen hole facility to the membership which became a private club in the late fifties. The course was re-configured in 1969 when the valley lands were purchased and a portion of the upper lands sold. When Arthur Price leased the Credit Valley property from the Ross estate in 1934, he hired the well known course designer, Stanley Thompson to re-vamp the existing 6 holes and add more to make a 9 hole golf course. Robbie Robinson worked for Stanley Thompson at that time. When the Oneida Club property was bought and the valley was to be further developed in the 70's Robbie Robinson, by that time, an internationally known course architect, was brought back to Credit Valley. Robbie has often said that, when he first viewed the raw property, he thought that he had never seen a more perfect natural setting for a golf course. This is high praise indeed from a man who has built golf courses all over the world.
Credit Valley Golf Club
2500 Old Carriage Rd.
Canada L5C 1Y7
Extent of 'Thompson' Work
3 hole addition design
Addition done by (architect: )Verification level: Level 2
6 hole renovation design
Renovation done by (architect: )Verification level: Level 2
3 hole addition construction supervision
Addition done by (architect: )Verification level: Possible Involvement
- Memo from ST to Minister of the interior TG Murphy
- Reference to Credit Valley GC in 'The Toronto Terror'