Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta

 
The original design by William Thomson, the professional at the original Banff Springs 9 hole course, was a nine hole course laid out  in 1921 and opened for play on July 1, 1922.  Stanley Thompson was asked to visit following his participation in the Canadian men's Amateur at Jasper in 1929, to advise on expansion to 18 holes.  The Thompson course opened for play in 1932 and was visited regularly by him up to his death in early 1953 but he did little site supervising during this period.  He advised on turf and related issues and minor course changes.

Mailing address

Waterton Lakes National Park Golf Club
Box 2000
Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta
Canada T0K 2M0

Contact information

 

Extent of 'Thompson' Work

9 hole golf course renovation design plus addition of 9 holes
Renovation done by (architect: Stanley Thompson)
Verification level: Level 1
Stanley Thompson

18 hole golf course renovation construction supervision
Renovation done by (architect: Stanley Thompson)
Verification level: Level 3
Stanley Thompson

Evidence

  • Correspondence from S. Thompson to the Minister of the Interior T.G. Murphy
  • Article in the Lethbridge Herald
  • A Magical Mountain Adventure
  • Report on Maintenance for National Parks
  • Ian Andrew's personal research files
  • John D. Smith's personal research files