Stanley Thompson – Class of 2000

sthompsonBorn: September 18, 1893 in Toronto, Ontario
Died: January 4, 1953 in Toronto, Ontario

  • Mr. Thompson is widely regarded as Canada's most renowned golf course architect.
  • Of the more than 200 courses he completed the majority were in Canada with some in Brazil, Colombia, Jamaica and the U.S.
  • Mr. Thompson attended the Ontario Agricultural College in Guelph, Ontario (University of Guelph).
  • Some of his most prominent legacies include: Highlands Links, Capilano G&CC, Jasper Park Lodge and St. George's G&CC.
  • Stanley and his brothers Nicol, Matt, Frank and Bill are regarded as some of the best golfers that Canada has ever known.
  • Mr. Thompson and the legendary American golf course architect - Robert Trent Jones were close friends and partners for many years.
  • Many successful Canadian golf course architects apprenticed under Stanley Thompson, they include: Clinton E. 'Robbie' Robinson, Geoffrey Cornish, Howard Watson and Robert Moote.
  • Stanley Thompson was a charter member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) in 1948.
  • President, ASGCA (1949)
  • Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1980