Stanley Thompson

A Remarkable Legacy

Stanley Thompson (1893 – 1953) was born in Toronto, as the seventh of nine surviving children of parents James and Jeannie Thompson. Known as The Amazing Thompsons, Stanley was considered the finest golfer of the five brothers and led the qualifying round for the Canadian Amateur in 1924.

Despite his natural golf ability, his true passion was for golf course design. When he returned from the First World War, where he served as a lieutenant in the Canadian Field Artillery, he formed Stanley Thompson & Co. Limited, which went on to become a leader in golf course design.

Thompson was well known for his detailed modeling of greens. He designed 180 courses worldwide, including 120-courses in Canada. Notable Thompson designs include Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club, Banff Springs Golf Course, and St. George’s Golf and Country Club.

In 1980, Thompson was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. He is one of the greatest golf course architects of his era.