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"IT’S HARD TO FIND A GOLF COURSE IN CANADA THAT OFFERS AS MUCH VARIETY AS WILLIE PARK, JR.’S WESTON IN TORONTO. WITH A MAGNIFICENT MIX OF SHORT HOLES AND LONG ONES, ARDUOUS TESTS AND BREATHERS, UPS, DOWNS, TWISTS AND TURNS, IT’S A COURSE THAT REQUIRES ALL KINDS OF SHOTS WITH EVERY CLUB IN YOUR BAG."
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When a young Scotsman named John Lindsay came to live in the town of Weston in 1909, people still remembered that the surrounding land was once treasured camping, hunting and fishing grounds of the Ojibwa and Mississauga Indian tribes.  It was a landscape of gentle hills and flat fields set in the winding Humber River valley, spanned by the Grand Trunk Railway line on its majestic piers.  While much has changed around the valley, those piers still stand today, a picturesque reminder of days gone by, and a distinguishing feature of The Weston Golf and Country Club.
 
Mr. Lindsay quickly realized the potential of the flat land beside the Humber, and encouraged a group of local enthusiasts to form a club and establish a course.  By 1915 they had acquired land from one William Wadsworth, who operated a grist and sawmill on the site, and laid out a 9-hole course.  Some of the original features can still be traced today, including the remains of the millrace which once passed across the area of the current fairway.
 
The first clubhouse was established in the Dick Dawson residence located near the railroad bridge on the east side of the Humber.  The Club paid $300 annual rent until 1921, when the former Wadsworth residence, known locally as Pine Hills, was acquired.  Larger and more convenient, Pine Hills served the Club well until 1966-67 when the old building was replaced by the clubhouse that stands today.
 
The original course was shaped by the natural terrain on both sides of the railway bridge.  In fact, the original first tee required a drive over the river!  In 1920, the Club engaged the great Willie Park Jr. to design a new 18-hole course, and we are fortunate that, despite some controversy, his vision incorporated the immense piers of the historic 1850 railway bridge.  Today, our second hole, with its fairway framed by the monumental piers, is considered to be one of the prettiest fairways to be seen anywhere.
 
Weston is ranked as one of Canada’s most challenging and enjoyable places to play.  Certainly Arnold Palmer thought so when he mastered our championship fairways and famously fast greens to win the 1955 Canadian Open – his first professional tournament victory.  The moment marked his emergence as one of the world’s greatest golfers and still stands as an exciting and memorable moment in the Club’s history.