Brantford Golf & Country Club

The Brantford Golf & Country Club is a private golf course and curling club located in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. It is the fourth oldest golf club in North America having been founded in 1879.[1] The course is ranked 46 in 2010 Scoregolf Top 100 Courses in Canada.[2]

Brantford Golf & Country Club
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Club information
Coordinates43°09′37″N 80°17′50″W / 43.16028°N 80.29722°W / 43.16028; -80.29722
LocationBrantford, Ontario, Canada
Established1879 (1879)
Total holes18
Designed byNicol Thompson, George Cumming, and Stanley Thompson
Length6562 yards
Course recordDavid Hearn 61 (2015)

Course history


The first course consisted of four holes and was located at what was known as Vinegar Hill. Sometime after 1883 with the popularity of golf growing, the course was moved to Glenmount which is located north of Henry Street and east of West Street. The property is now occupied by Arrowdale Golf Club.[3]

In 1906, the course moved to the current site which is located next to Glenhyrst Art Gallery and along the Grand River. The course consisted of 9-holes until 1919 when the membership decided to purchase an additional 69 acres to expand to 18-holes.[4]

The 18 holes were principally designed by Nicol Thompson and George Cumming while Stanley Thompson oversaw the project.[5] The course comprised three par-3 holes, three par-5 holes and the remaining holes being par-4. The course stretched 6,300 yards.[6]

A major redesign was approved in December 1960. C.E Robinson headed the redesign. The course was lengthened to about 6,800 yards, greens were replaced, fairway bunkers were added and the stream was re-routed and widened to create water hazards.[7] The most recently renovations to the course have been completed by Graham Cooke.[8]

Major tournaments

Year Tournament Winner Score
1970 Canadian PGA Championship Al Balding 282
1979 Canadian Amateur Championship Rafael Alarcon 282

Annual tournaments


Notable members



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  2. ^ 2010
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  5. ^ "Stanley Thompson - Brantford G&CC". Archived from the original on 2015-06-27. Retrieved 2012-01-30.
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  7. ^ Page 13
  8. ^ "Brantford Golf & Country Club - Golf". Archived from the original on 2012-02-19. Retrieved 2012-01-30.
  9. ^ "Walter Gretzky CNIB Celebrity Golf Tournament - Home". Archived from the original on 2012-04-14. Retrieved 2012-01-30.
  10. ^ "Ontario, Canada Professional and Amateur Golf Tournaments". Great Lakes Tour. Archived from the original on 2012-02-04. Retrieved 2012-01-30.