From it’s humble beginnings as a four hole golf course begun by four friends in 1909, on the east bank of the Humber River in the small town of Weston, the Weston Golf & Country Club has grown into one of the premiere golf courses in Canada.
In 1914 with the help of the members in building the greens and bunkers, the four holes became nine and the name The Weston Golf Club was established.
After only one year, it was agreed to expand the course to eighteen holes and land was rented from the Wadsworth estate on the west side of the Humber River. In July 1915 the club became a member of The Royal Canadian Golf Association.
In 1920, the opportunity arose to purchase the land instead of renting and the members voted on building a new eighteen-hole golf course designed by the noted Scottish architect, Willie Park Junior. That same year, the club became incorporated under letters patent as The Weston Golf and Country Club Limited.
In the Fall of 1955 a group of enthusiastic members began to pursue the idea of adding a curling rink to the property so that the club could be open all year instead of closing every winter and laying off the staff. With a sound proposal presented at the Annual General Meeting in January 1956, the curling rink was overwhelmingly approved. In June of that same year the first sod was turned and five months later in November the first rock was thrown and many golfers became avid curlers each winter.
Weston has hosted many prominent events both in golf and curling. The Canadian Open was held in 1955 with a young Arnold Palmer winning his first tour victory and setting a record that held for many years as the lowest score in Open history. To celebrate our 75th anniversary in 1990, a Skins game was held featuring Arnold Palmer, Mark Calcavecchia, Ray Floyd and Dave Barr. To celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2015, the Canadian Amateur Golf event and the Canadian Mixed Curling event was held at Weston. The clock on the 1st tee was unveiled as part of the 100th anniversary celebrations.
Throughout Weston’s history, good fellowship has been the goal and the achievement thereof.
Willie Park Jr.—A two-time winner of the Open Championship, Park’s reputation as a player is rivalled
only by his work as a golf architect. Park hasmore than 170 designs to his credit, including several
great Canadian courses, like Mount Bruno in Montreal. His best-known design is Sunningdale’s Old Course outside of London in the United Kingdom,but his North American work, which includes Maidstone in Long Island, NY, and Olympia Fields, which hosted the 2003 U.S. Open, are equally renowned.
Doug Carrick—In recent years Weston has received the attention of Doug Carrick, the noted Toronto golf designer best known for his creation of Eagles Nest, Predator Ridge, Bigwin Island, and many others.
Under Carrick, bunkers were recreated in a classic style, and the practice facility was rebuilt.
To provide Members and Guests with a premier Golf and Curling Club experience everyday!
By having one of the finest golf courses in the GTA
By having one of the finest curling facilities in the GTA
By providing a high quality service experience
By having programs and policies which attract, retain and engage members