From the Archives

Canada’s 150 oldest clubs

(Royal Montreal Golf Club)

As Canada comes together to celebrate 150 years since the birth of our nation, it is a time of reflection on all the things that have made our country what it is today—including the golf landscape, which holds the second-largest amount of courses per capita in the world.

Canada’s rich golf history dates back to the first golf club in 1873 and spans from to coast-to-coast, playing an important role in the early development of many communities.

Golf clubs are also a source of many stories and memories that bring us together as family and friends, as highlighted in Golf Canada’s latest family-themed magazine issue.

In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, we are celebrating the 150 oldest active golf courses in the nation—Click here to view the full list.

Clubs are listed by their open year, so in some cases there are several courses which opened during the same year. If you are interested in learning more about a facility or sharing a story with the golf community, click on the name of the course and you can use the Golf Canada Course History map to do so. The map in its entirety can be found at