Library

Spin the Story

Relax and visit the Library, packed with more golf stories and related information than you can imagine. Books on instruction, fiction, art, humour, anthologies, reference, biographies, club histories, architecture, turfgrass, as well as video – the library is a quiet place where you can really “study the game”.

With several thousand volumes, plus thousands more periodicals and magazines, the library is the perfect spot to do some research or just enjoy some quiet reading on your favourite aspect of the game……….we even serve coffee or tea!

Choose from a wide selection of videos and watch them in comfort; instructional, general interest, golf courses of the world, and some of the greatest tournaments in history.

The Museum provides resources for research and education and encourages individual clubs to investigate and present their history and records. It also promotes an active interest in golf, recognizing the achievments of BC golfers and others who have contributed to the development of the game in the province.

The L.L.G. (Poldi) Bentley Library

 

Canadian Golf Course Club Histories

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 Club Histories in the British Columbia Golf Museum

Club Names Author Name Title Date
Ardmore Du Temple, W. & Ostachowicz, E. Ardmore: Home, Community, and Golf 2012
Banff Spring GC Hart, EJ Banff Spring Golf: a Heritage of Royal and Ancient Games in the Rockies 1999
Banff Spring GC Hart, EJ Golf on the Roof of the World: a History of the Banff Spring Golf Course 1999
Banff Spring GC Hart, EJ Banff Spring Golf Course Celebrating 100 years 2011
Beach Cove GC Dwyer, Eric The First 80 years 1929-2009 2010
Beach Grove  G&CC Dufty, Robert S. Beach Grove G&CC LTD 1987
Beaconsfield GC Beaconsfield GC Beaconsfield Golf Course, Montreal, Quebec
Beaconsfield GC Taylor, Red & W.D. Karl Beaconsfield Golf Club 1904-1979 Seventy-Fifth Anniversary 1979
Beaconsfield GC Matthews, Brian R A Century of Golf: Club de Golf Beaconsfield inc. 2003
Belvedere GC Atkinson, R & Beer,W.A. & Simmonds, H A Treasure called Belvedere a Century of Activity at the Charlotte Golf Course 2000
Big Bay Point G&CC Big Bay Point G&CC Big Bay Point Lake Simcoe, Ontario, Can A Special Place 1999
Brantford G&CC Brantford G&CC Brantford golf and Country Club 1879-1979 1979
Brockville GC Brockville GC Celebrating 100 years of Service 2014
Burnaby Mtn Seniors Men’s C Burnaby Mountain Seniors Men’s Club The First Thirty-Seven Years a History:1970-2007 2007
Calgary G &CC Calgary G&CC Calgary Golf and Country Club1897-1972 75th Anniversary 1972
Calgary G&CC Trafford, Travis The Calgary Golf and Country Club 1897-1997 More than 18 holes 1997
Capilano G&CC Whitehead, Eric Hawhstauwk: The Story of Capilano Golf and Country Club (Reprint pbk) 2000
Capilano G&CC McCreadie, Andrew The Making of a Legend: Capilano Golf and Country Club 2004
Carleton G&YC Walker, Joan Carleton Golf and Yacht Club: the First 25 Years 1988
Cataraqui G&CC Jones, Lyndon The Cataraqui Golf and Country Club: The First 70 Years 1987
Cataraqui G&CC Smith, John D The Evolution of the Cataraqui Golf Course 2002
Chambers Bay Newnham, Blaine America’s St Andrews: Link Golf from its Past to its Future, publicly-owned Chambers Bay is the Dream 2014
Comox GC McLeod, Vickie The First Fifty: 1934-1984 1984
Cowichan G&CC MacLachlan, J Cowichan Golf & Country Club 1947-1997 1997
Credit Valley G&CC Woodliffe, Helen A History of Credit Valley Golf and Country Club 1990
Creston GC Thomas, Phil A history of Creston Golf Club in the 20th century 2000
Devil’s Pulpit GC O’Connor, Tim Devil’s Pulpit : the First Decade 2001
Dunany CC Ducany CC The Story of the Ducany Country Club 1967
Dundas Valley GC Dundas G&CC Dundas Valley Golf & Curling Club 1929-197950th anniversary 1979
Edmonton CC McClung, JW The Early Years 1896-1986 1986
Edmonton CC McClung, JW The Early Years 1896-1986 (2nd Ed) 1986
Elm Ridge GC Lupovich, Norman Elm Ridge Country Club 1927-1974: Our First 50 years 1974
Essex G&CC Chandler, Leonard A History of Essex Golf & Country Club 1902-1983 1983
Essex G&CC Mingay, Jeff A History of Essex Golf & Country Club 1902-2002 2002
Fraser G&CC Fraser G&CC 71 Years of Golfing Excellence Established 1936 2007
Glencoe C Bryden, Wendy The Glencoe Club Story: 70 Years of Sport History 1931-2001 2001
Glendale G&CC Remis, Leonard Glendale 50th Anniversary Yearbook 1946-1996 1996
Gleneagle G&CC Gleneagles G&CC Gleneagles Golf and Country Club BC Centenary 1958
Gleneagle G&CC The Scribe Links to the Past 2007
Halifax G&CC Halifax G&CC Programme Commemorating the Official Opening Of the New Course, Halifax Golf & Country Club 1970
Halifax G&CC  Dunlop,Allen A Golfing Tradition: Halifax Golf & Country Club 1922-1997 1997
Hamilton G&CC King, Leslie J One Hundred Years of Golf 1894-1994 1994
Hirsh Creek GC Gordon, FP Hirsh Creek Golf Course 1989
Idylwylde CC Merwin, Ben Idylwylde, First Fifty Years 1922-1972 1973
Islemere G&CC Islemere G&CC 50 Years of Golf at Islemere 1969
Islington GC Islington GC 50 Years at Islington 1923-1973 1973
Jasper Park GC CNR Golf at Jasper in the Canadian Rockies 1927
Jericho CC Chaldecott, FM Jericho and Golf in the Early Days of Vancouver 1892-1905 1922
Kanawaki GC Denis, Frank T The Kanawaki Golf Club 1914-1964 50th Anniversary Book 1964
Kelowna G&CC Metke, Evelyn R Ninety Years of Golf: A Chronology of Golf in Kelowna 1992
Ladies GC Toronto O’Connor, Tim The Ladies 1924-1999: A History of the Ladies Golf Club of Toronto 1999
Larrimac GC McCooey, Larry From Pasture to Fairway 1924-1937 1999
Links O’Tay G&CC Perth Courier 100 Years of the links O’Tay 1890-1990 1990
London Hunt G&CC Conron, Brandon The London Hunt and Country Club 1985
Manor Richeleau Uzzell, Thomas Golf in the World’s Oldest Mountain 1927
Marine Drive GC Marine Drive GC Special Commemorative Issue 1992
Mayfair G&CC Mayfair G&CC Mayfair 75 years 1997
Mississauga G&CC Bradley, Bettie The Mississauga Golf and Country Club 1906-1981 1981
Mississauga G&CC Long, Brent The First One Hundred Years 1906-2006 2006
Moose Jaw Bradley, Kenneth Out-of-Bounds: A Century of Golf in Moose Jaw 2012
Mount Bruno CC McNally, HB Mount Bruno Country Club: Some Historical Notes 1978
Mount Bruno CC McNelly, HB Bruno 1918-1993: The History of the Mount Bruno Country Club 1993
Nanaimo G&CC Alexander, Kenneth Historical Outline of the Nanaimo Golf Links 1994
Niagara GC Redshaw, Wayne The First 125 years Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario’s Oldest Golf Course 2000
Nico Wynd GC Meadows, Jack A Short History 1980-1992 Nico Wynd Golf Club 1992
Norfolk G&CC Kowasky, Ron 100 years of Golf at Norfolk Golf and Country Club 1995
North Halton G&CC Duval, Janet A Celebration in Story and Picture 2003
Ottawa Hunt C MacCabe, Eddie The Ottawa Hunt Club 75 years 1928-2003 1983
Ottawa Hunt C Kuoy, Sam The Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club, our First Century A history 1908-2008 2008
Oxford G&CC Young, Rick From fifth to 59: the 80-year History of the Oxford Golf And Country Club 1989
Peace Portal GC Hanna, Ed 50 Years from the Olde English Restaurant LTD (1928) To Peace Portal GC (1978) 1979
Peace Portal GC Morrison, Elaine Peace Portal Golf Club 75 year 1928-2003 2003
Pitt Meadows GC Pitt Meadows GC Pitt Meadows Golf Club History since 1963 1997
Port Alice GC McGhee, Bill Port Alice Golf Club Early History 2002
Quilchena G&CC Anderson, Arley Quilchena Golf Club and Country Club1925-2000 A History 2000
Qualicum Memorial GC Beach Buchanan, Claud 100 Years of Golf in Qualicum Beach 2012
Revelstoke GC Nobbs, Ruby Revelstoke Golf Course: A Look Back 1924-1988 1988
Richmond CC The Scribe Links to the Past 2007
Rivermead GC Schroeter, Reg Rivermead Golf Club 1910-1985: The First 75 years 1985
Rivermead GC McLean, Joe The First Century 1910-2010 2010
Riverside CC McGuire, Peter Riverside and the People who made it Special 1997
Rosedale GC Batten, Jack Rosedale: the first 100 years of Rosedale GC 1993
Royal Colwood Riste, Michael Royal Colwood Golf and Country Club75th Anniversary Celebration 1989
Royal Colwood GC Ronald, John Royal Colwood Golf Club: the First 90 years 2003
Royal Colwood GC Jackson, Dale 100 Years 2013
Royal Montreal GC Royal Montreal GC The Royal Montreal GC 1873-1923 1923
Royal Montreal GC Campbell, Duncan The Royal Montreal GC 1873-1973 pbk Ed 1973
Royal Montreal GC Campbell, Duncan The Royal Montreal Golf Club 1873-1973 the Centennial of Golf in North America 1973
Royal Montreal GC Royal Montreal GC Royal Montreal Golf Course 1873-2000 2001
Royal Ottawa GC Royal Ottawa GC Celebrating A Century 1891-1991 1991
Royal Ottawa GC Marjoribanks, R. A History of the Royal Ottawa Golf Course 1891-1991 1991
Royal Quebec GC Royal Quebec GC Le Club de Golf Royal Quebec 1874-1974 1974
Royal Quebec GC Doyon, Michel 125th Anniversary of the Royal Quebec GC 1999
Salmon Arm GC Reid, Dennis A History of the Salmon Arm GC 1928-1992 1992
Salt Spring G&CC Stone, Hal Salt Spring Golf and Country Club 1928-1988 1988
Salt Spring G&CC Salt Spring G&CC Salt Spring Golf and Country Club 1989-2003 2003
Saugeen GC Smith Gerda History of the Saugeen Golf Club 1925-2000 2000
Scaboro G&CC Long, Robert B One Hundred Years in the Making 1912-2012 2012
Seymour G&CC Moul, Grace The First Fifty Years 2003
Shaughnessy G&CC Shaughnessy G&CC Clubhouse opening October 1st, 1983 1983
Shaughnessy G&CC Shaughnessy G&CC Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club founded in 1911 2006
Shaughnessy G&CC Haslam, Pat Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club: The Tradition Continues 2011
Shaughnessy G&CC Gabriel, Alex 100 years: the Story of Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club
Sleepy Hollow G&CC McDonald, Bill Sleepy Hollow Golf and Country Club 50th Anniversary  1960-2010 2010
St. Charles CC St Charles CC St. Charles Country Club 1905-1965 1966
St. Charles CC Huck, Barbara & Whiteway, Doug One Hundred Years at St. Charles Country Club 2004
St. George  G&CC Irwin, NL St Georges Golf and Country Club 50 years 1929-1979 1979
St Georges G&CC Barclay, James St George’s Golf and Country Club’s 75th Anniversary1929-2004 2004
St. Thomas G&CC St. Thomas G&CC St. Thomas Golf and Country Club
Summit G&CC Rubenstein, Lorne Summit: the Story of the First Seventy-Five Years 1987
Swan-e-set Bay Resort & G&CC Swan-e-set Bay Resort & G&CC Offering Memorandum 1993
Toronto GC Byers, Mary Breaking 100: A Celebration of Women’s Golf 1894-1994 1995
Toronto GC Batten, Jack The Toronto Golf Club 1876-1976 1976
Uplands GC Peden, JD Uplands Golf Club 1922-1982 Sixtieth Anniversary 1982
Vancouver GC Vancouver GC 60TH Anniversary 1970
Vancouver GC McCredie, Andrew Celebrating 100 Years of Tradition and Excellence 1910-2010 2010
Vernon GC Coles, Douglas A Brief History of the Vernon Golf and Country Club 1913-1988 1988
Victoria GC Corley-Smith, Peter Victoria Golf Club 1893-1993 One Hundred Treasured Years of Golf 1992
West Point GC Angel, Ed West Point Golf Country 1932-1990 1990
Westmount G&CC McIntosh, Frances Westmount Golf and Country Club 1931-1981 1981
Weston GC Cruikshank, FD The History of the Weston Golf and Country Club 1980
Weston G&CC Weston G&CC The Weston Golf and Country Club, the First 85 Years 1915-2000 2000
Whitlock GC Whitlock GC Whitlock: The Course of Champions 1962
Whitlock GC Putman, HL Whitlock: The First Seventy-Five Years 1987


Additional References

Region Author Name Title Date
Alberta The Alberta Golfer A History of Golf in Alberta 1912-2012 2012
British Columbia Olson, Arv Backspin: 100 Years of Golf in British Columbia 1992
Canada Barclay, James A. Golf in Canada: A History 1992
Canada Kavanagh, L.V. History of Golf in Canada 1973
Manitoba Hackett, Alan J Manitoba Links: A Kaleidoscopic History of Golf 1998
Maritimes Robertson, Frank N, Golf Gleanings Old and New: The History of the Maritime Seniors’ Golf Association 1953
New Brunswick Costello, Ralph The First Fifty Years: The Story of the New Brunswick Golf Association  1987
Pacific Northwest Shelley, Jeff & Riste, Michael Championships & Friendships: The First 100 Years of the Pacific NW Golf Association 1999
Saskatchewan Boyle, Mickey Ninety Years of Golf: An Illustrated History of Golf in Saskatchewan 1987
Saskatchewan Bingaman, Sandra A Century of Women’s Golf in Saskatchewan 1996
World Donovan, R. E. & Jerris, R. The Game of Golf and the Printed World 1566-2005 Vol 1 2006
World Donovan, R. E. & Jerris, R. The Game of Golf and the Printed World 1566-2005 Vol 2 2006

Club Histories NOT in the British Columbia Golf Museum

Club Names Author Name Title  Date
Abercrombie CC Abercrombie CC Abercrombie Country Club: a commemorative history of The Bluenose Curling Club & the Abercrombie Golf Club 1968
Bedford GC Leadley, Allison Bedford Golf Club 2002
Breezy Bend CC Breezy Bend CC Breezy Bend Country Club 25th anniversary 1984
Cedar Hill GC Cedar Hill GC Cedar Hill Golf Course: A Historical Record 1920-2012 2012
Cherry Hill Club Reynolds, William The Cherry Hill Club LTD 1922-1997 1997
Chester GC Murdock, James Golf at Chester 1914-1969 1969
Cornwell G&CC Knight, W. Douglas Cornwall Golf & Country Club 100th Anniversary 1896-1996 1996
Cutten C Brett, Frank Cutten Club 1981
Devil’s Pulpit GC  Devil’s Pulpit Golf Association Devilish Drama 2001
Ducany CC Leslie, Shannon Ducany Country Club 1981
Elmhurst G&CC Elmhurst G&CC Elmhurst Golf and Country Club 50th Anniversary 1914-2964 1964
Hermitage CC Jellett, Robert History of the Hermitage Country Club 1961
Highland CC Henderson, David Highland Country Club 75th Anniversary 1992-1997 1997
Hillsdale G&CC Tarnofsky, Saul Hillsdale Golf and  Country Club Fortieth Anniversary 1993
Hillsdale G&CC Tarnofsky, Saul Hillsdale Golf & Country Club 40th Anniversary 1993
Kanawaki GC Markham, Walter & Boyle, Lawrence Kanawaki Golf Club 75th Anniversary 1914-1989 1989
Oakville GC Williamson, Norm The History of the Oakville Golf Club Limited 1921-1981 1981
Peterborough G&CC Jones, Elwood Peterborough Golf & Country Club 1897-1997 1997
Royal Quebec Benoit, R.A The Royal Quebec Golf Club 1943
Saskatoon G&CC Saher, Norma Saskatoon Golf & Country Club 1907-1997 1997
St. Catherine’s G&CC Korchok, Kathryn The St. Catherine’s Golf and Country Club 1899-1989 1990
Toronto GC Toronto GC Fiftieth Anniversary of the Toronto Golf Club 1876-1926 1926
Uplands GC Uplands GC Uplands Golf Club 1922-1997 75th Anniversary 1997
Weston G&CC Thompson, Andy Weston Golf and Country Club 75th Anniversary 1915-1990 1990

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Club Histories in the British Columbia Golf Museum

Club Names Author Name Title  Date
Broadmoor GC Richardson, Forrest Broadmoor Golf Course: an Historical Perspective 1983
Everett G&CC McClain, Owen Hooks & Slices the First Eighty years at the Everett Golf and Country Club 1992
Fircrest GC Ramsdell, Paul Our Story: The first 75 years of Fircrest 1999
Inglewood GC Ahlf, Kent Inglewood Golf Course Pacific Northwest Golf Tradition1919-2004 2004
Manito G&CC Manito G&CC Manito Golf and Country Club 50 Years 1922-1972 1972
Overlake G&CC Lucas, Patricia L. Overlake the Land, the Club, the People 1979
Royal Oaks CC Royal Oaks CC Royal Oaks Country Club Celebrating 50 Years 1945-1995 1995
Sahalee CC Sahalee CC Sahalee Country Club the First Twenty Years 1990
Seattle GC Fleager, HA History of the Seattle Golf Club 1900-1959 1959
Seattle GC Smith, Allan History of the Seattle Golf Club 1960-1972 1972
Seattle GC Gellos, Lou Seattle Golf Club the Centennial Year 1900-2000 2000
Spokane CC Spokane CC 75TH anniversary June 1973 1973
Tacoma C&GC Wagner, Corydon Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Historical Notes 1969
Tacoma C &GC Smith, Shirlee H. Tacoma Country and Golf Club 1894-1994 1994

Additional References

Region Author Name Title  Date
Pacific Northwest Shelley, Jeff & Riste, Michael Pacific Northwest Championships & Friendships: The First 100 Years of the Pacific NW Golf Association 1999
Seattle Swanson, Ann Playing Through: The Seattle Women’s Golf Association 2014
Spokane Elston, Bill Golf History of Spokane, Washington: A 101 Year Tradition 1999
Washington State Swanson, Ann 1922-2012 Celebrating 90 Years of Championship Golf: Washington State Women’s Golf Association 2012
World Donovan, R. E. & Jerris, R. The Game of Golf and the Printed World 1566-2005 Vol 1 2006
World Donovan, R. E. & Jerris, R. The Game of Golf and the Printed World 1566-2005 Vol 2 2006

 

Club Histories NOT in the British Columbia Golf Museum

Club Names Author Name Title  Date
Indian Canyon Crowbrough, Chris Indian Canyon: one of the Most Beautiful Golf Courses 1980
Yakima CC Yakima CC Yakima Country Club Dedication of the New Clubhouse 1949

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Club Histories in the British Columbia Golf Museum

Club Names Author Name Title                     Date
Astoria G&CC Astoria G&CC The Story of Astoria Golf and Country Club 1993
Columbia Edgewater CC Columbia Edgewater CC Columbia Edgewater the First Seventy-Five Years of the Friendliest Club in Town 1999
Eugene CC Wallach, Jeff & Schartz, Todd Breaking 100: Eugene Country Club’s First Century1899-1999 1999
Glendoveer GC Gustafson, Alice The Story of Glendoveer Golf Course
Multnomah AC Melvor, M. & Hill, I. & Freeman J. Legacy of the Twenty-Six: A Celebration of the First 100 Years of the Multnomah Athletic Club 1991
Portland GC Portland GC Seventy-five year History 1989
Tualatin CC Beckham, O.B. In the Beginning Tualatin Country Club 1985
Waverley CC Francis, C. Edwin Waverley Country Club 1896-1987 1987
Waverley CC Francis, C. Edwin Waverley Country Club 1896-1987 Centennial Edition 1997

Additional References 

Region Author Name        Title            Date
Oregon State Myers, Kent C.  Golf in Oregon: Revised Edition 1981
Pacific Northwest Shelley, Jeff & Riste, Michael Championships & Friendships: The First 100 Years of the Pacific NW Golf Association 1999
World Donovan, R. E. & Jerris, R. The Game of Golf and the Printed World 1566-2005 Vol 1 2006
World Donovan, R. E. & Jerris, R. The Game of Golf and the Printed World 1566-2005 Vol 2 2006

Club Histories NOT in the British Columbia Golf Museum

Club Names Author Name Title  Date
Bend G&CC Bend G&CC Historical Review of the Bend Golf and Country Club 1981
Michelbook CC Rohse, Elaine History of the Michelbook Country Club 1993

 

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