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Sharing the same birth year as Pebble Beach

The Sault Golf Club is celebrating 100 years of golfing in Sault Ste. Marie
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The year was 1919 and a new golf course opened on what was the edge of town.

The Sault Golf Club was born, opening the same year as the famed Pebble Beach course in California

Like everything, memberships are worth a little more now, but the golf course remains in the same spot it was 100 years ago, and plans are in place to honour its history.

George Cumming, at the time the head pro in Toronto and a designer of several courses, designed the original nine holes of the Sault Golf Club.

The original ninth hole actually played across what is now Queen Street as the course is located on what was the city boundary at the time.

In 1952, Stanley Thompson, who was highly regarded for his course designs, redesigned the Sault Club’s original nine holes and added in nine more to make it the 18-hole course we know today.

The local course was Thompson’s last design before his death in 1953.

Thompson designed numerous courses across the country as well nearly 30 American courses.

As the course celebrates 100 years, events are planned, including a flag raising on Monday night that will feature a ceremonial tee off as well as a flag raising to commemorate the 100th golf season in club history. The event begins at 7 p.m.

Also planned is an event on June 1 that will see golfers play the original nine holes of the course.

The course is one of two locally celebrating milestone years as Root River is also planning events this summer to honour 75 years locally.




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