Founded in 1921, Martindale Country Club had brothers Alex and Fred Chisholm to thank for setting out an initial 9-hole layout. Alex was the professional at Portland Country Club and Fred became Martindale’s first course superintendent.
Philip Wogan, Skip’s son, added a second nine in 1963 before Geoff Cornish and Brian Silva revised the layout in the late ‘80s.
Owner Nick Glicos told us in December 2020: “I just closed on sole ownership, having had a 25% stake for the past ten years. It was time to make the change as Martindale turns 100 years old this coming season. It’s a great club with a rich history. I got here in 2007 and have tried to keep with the traditions. We have 425 members and a very young membership of strong players, ten of whom have a zero or plus handicap.
We have kept the integrity of the course intact and have not redesigned it to this point though we have plans to add a few tee boxes, redesign the 11th green and also add some bunkers (as well as removing a few that don’t affect the play or competitive aspect of the course). Otherwise, we want to keep with the current ‘firm and fast’ set up and give the players options.”