Canadian Women's Amateur

In the early 1890s, ladies at three of the most senior clubs in the country – Royal Montreal, Royal Quebec, and Toronto – were forming ladies’ golf clubs, electing officers, and soon residing in their own clubhouses, with women making up nearly half the membership of the main club. The first interclub match in North America between teams of female golfers was played at Cove Fields, Quebec on 31st May 1894, when the home team heavily defeated the visitors from Montreal by 33 holes.

Canadian Women's Championship Trophy

By the turn of the century, the hub of interclub golf was Toronto, where around twenty clubs were in easy reach of each other. In April 1897, the ladies of Toronto Golf Club invited s joint team of ten Montreal and Quebec ladies to play a combined team from Toronto and Rosedale, resulting in a victory for the away team by 17 holes to 14. In the return match played over Royal Montreal’s new course at Dixie in October the same year, “Ontario” defeated “Quebec” 30 holes to 23.

The Royal Canadian Golf Association organized the first Ladies’ Amateur Championship at Royal Montreal from the 14th to 17th October 1901. Around fifty participants played 18 holes of stroke play on the first afternoon, after which the leading eight ladies played 18-hole match play ties over the following three days. Local member Lilly Young had the best score of 99 on the first day and scores of 107 and better reached the quarter-finals. Young reached the final with two comfortable wins where she met Mabel Thomson from New Brunswick, who only won her semi-final at the 20th hole. Lilly Young won the final narrowly 2&1.

The pre-World War I championships were rotated between mainly Royal Montreal and Toronto, but...

Canadian Women's Amateur host courses

Ashburn (Old)

9th Nova Scotia - Best in Area

Designed by Stanley Thompson, the 18 holes of Ashburn Golf Club’s Old course were fully operational by the end of 1925, three years after the club was formed.

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Brudenell River

7th Prince Edward Island - Best in Area

A Robbie Robinson design from the late 1960s, the Brudenell River course is the older of the two 18-hole layouts at the Brudenell River Resort on the east side of Prince Edward Island...

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Calgary

3rd Alberta - Best in Area 23rd Canada Ranking

Calgary Golf & Country Club was formed way back in 1897, moving to its present location in 1908 when it enlisted Tom Bendelow to lay out the original course.

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Capilano

1st British Columbia - Best in Area 7th Canada Ranking 65th North America Ranking

Capilano Golf & Country Club is set most dramatically, protected to the north and east by the mountains of British Columbia. It’s a glorious setting with views across Vancouver Harbour to Mount Baker beyond.

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Cutten Fields

65th Ontario - Best in Area

The historic Chick Evans and Stanley Thompson-designed Cutten Fields golf course dates back to 1931 and although the club is now owned by the University of Guelph it is still in the spirit of its founder Arthur Cutten.

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Duncan Meadows

45th British Columbia - Best in Area

Located on Vancouver Island, the course at Duncan Meadows was bought out of bankruptcy by current owners Grace and Ming Hui back in 1996. Such is the quality of their layout nowadays, it’s hosting the Canadian Men’s Amateur in 2018.

Edmonton

16th Alberta - Best in Area

Edmonton Country Club celebrated its centenary in 1996 by hosting the twenty-fourth edition of the LPGA du Maurier Classic, which Laura Davies won...

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Elmhurst

10th Manitoba - Best in Area

Donald Ross designed the course at Elmhurst Golf & Country Club in 1914 and it’s sited on sandy rolling ground to the northeast of Winnipeg.

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Glendale

26th Alberta - Best in Area

American Han Lee won his second Canadian Amateur Championship when Glendale Golf and Country Club hosted the 97th edition of this prestigious national event in 2000.

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Canadian Women's Amateur Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Gary Slatter PGA Courses Played 30
2 David Harak Courses Played 20
3 Dax Brewster Courses Played 18
4 John Neville Courses Played 17
5 Matthew Bryce Courses Played 16
6 Ryan Courses Played 13
7 Geoff Bustin Courses Played 10
= Steve Dranfield Courses Played 10
= Panther Courses Played 10
= Dave Finn Courses Played 10