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 NamesAuthor NameTitleDate
Arbutus Ridge GCMembersA Golf History First Twenty Five Years 2013
ArdmoreDu Temple, W. & Ostachowicz, E.Ardmore: Home, Community, and Golf2012
Banff Spring GCHart, EJBanff Spring Golf: a Heritage of Royal and Ancient Games in the Rockies1999
Banff Spring GCHart, EJGolf on the Roof of the World: a History of the Banff Spring Golf Course1999
Banff Spring GCHart, EJBanff Spring Golf Course Celebrating 100 years2011
Barrie CC Rudachyk, B.E.S. Playing Through The History of the Barries CC 1913 – 20132013
Beach Cove GCDwyer, EricThe First 80 years 1929-20092010
Beach Grove  G&CCDufty, Robert S.Beach Grove G&CC LTD1987
Beaconsfield GCBeaconsfield GCBeaconsfield Golf Course, Montreal, Quebec 
Beaconsfield GCTaylor, Red & W.D. KarlBeaconsfield Golf Club 1904-1979 Seventy-Fifth Anniversary1979
Beaconsfield GCMatthews, Brian RA Century of Golf: Club de Golf Beaconsfield inc.2003
Belvedere GCAtkinson, R & Beer,W.A. & Simmonds, HA Treasure called Belvedere a Century of Activity at the Charlotte Golf Course2000
Big Bay Point G&CCBig Bay Point G&CCBig Bay Point Lake Simcoe, Ontario, Can A Special Place1999
Brantford G&CCBrantford G&CCBrantford golf and Country Club 1879-19791979
Brockville GCBrockville GCCelebrating 100 years of Service2014
Burnaby Mtn Seniors Men’s CBurnaby Mountain Seniors Men’s ClubThe First Thirty-Seven Years a History:1970-20072007
Calgary G &CCCalgary G&CCCalgary Golf and Country Club1897-1972 75th Anniversary1972
Calgary G&CCTrafford, TravisThe Calgary Golf and Country Club 1897-1997 More than 18 holes1997
Capilano G&CCWhitehead, EricHawhstauwk: The Story of Capilano Golf and Country Club (Reprint pbk)2000
Capilano G&CCMcCreadie, AndrewThe Making of a Legend: Capilano Golf and Country Club2004
Carleton G&YCWalker, JoanCarleton Golf and Yacht Club: the First 25 Years1988
Cataraqui G&CCJones, LyndonThe Cataraqui Golf and Country Club: The First 70 Years1987
Cataraqui G&CCSmith, John DThe Evolution of the Cataraqui Golf Course2002
Chambers BayNewnham, BlaineAmerica’s St Andrews: Link Golf from its Past to its Future, publicly-owned Chambers Bay is the Dream2014
Comox GCMcLeod, VickieThe First Fifty: 1934-19841984
Cowichan G&CCMacLachlan, JCowichan Golf & Country Club 1947-19971997
Credit Valley G&CCWoodliffe, HelenA History of Credit Valley Golf and Country Club1990
Creston GCThomas, PhilA history of Creston Golf Club in the 20th century2000
Devil’s Pulpit GCO’Connor, TimDevil’s Pulpit : the First Decade2001
Dunany CCDucany CCThe Story of the Ducany Country Club1967
Dundas Valley GCDundas G&CCDundas Valley Golf & Curling Club 1929-197950th anniversary1979
Edmonton CCMcClung, JWThe Early Years 1896-19861986
Edmonton CCMcClung, JWThe Early Years 1896-1986 (2nd Ed)1986
Elm Ridge GCLupovich, NormanElm Ridge Country Club 1927-1974: Our First 50 years1974
Essex G&CCChandler, LeonardA History of Essex Golf & Country Club 1902-19831983
Essex G&CCMingay, JeffA History of Essex Golf & Country Club 1902-20022002
Fraser G&CCFraser G&CC71 Years of Golfing Excellence Established 19362007
Galt CCGalt Galt CC Celebrating 100 Years 1906 – 20062006
Glencoe CBryden, WendyThe Glencoe Club Story: 70 Years of Sport History 1931-20012001
Glendale G&CCRemis, LeonardGlendale 50th Anniversary Yearbook 1946-19961996
Gleneagle G&CCGleneagles G&CCGleneagles Golf and Country Club BC Centenary1958
Gleneagle G&CCThe ScribeLinks to the Past2007
Halifax G&CCHalifax G&CCProgramme Commemorating the Official Opening Of the New Course, Halifax Golf & Country Club1970
Halifax G&CC Dunlop,AllenA Golfing Tradition: Halifax Golf & Country Club 1922-19971997
Hamilton G&CCKing, Leslie JOne Hundred Years of Golf 1894-19941994
Hirsh Creek GCGordon, FPHirsh Creek Golf Course1989
Idylwylde CCMerwin, BenIdylwylde, First Fifty Years 1922-19721973
Islemere G&CCIslemere G&CC50 Years of Golf at Islemere1969
Islington GCIslington GC50 Years at Islington 1923-19731973
Jasper Park GCCNRGolf at Jasper in the Canadian Rockies1927
Jericho CCChaldecott, FMJericho and Golf in the Early Days of Vancouver 1892-19051922
Kanata G&CCMcLean Joe & Smale TedKanata G&CC The First 50 Years 1968 – 20182018
Kanawaki GCDenis, Frank TThe Kanawaki Golf Club 1914-1964 50th Anniversary Book1964
Kelowna G&CCMetke, Evelyn RNinety Years of Golf: A Chronology of Golf in Kelowna1992
Ladies GC TorontoO’Connor, TimThe Ladies 1924-1999: A History of the Ladies Golf Club of Toronto1999
Larrimac GCMcCooey, LarryFrom Pasture to Fairway 1924-19371999
Links O’Tay G&CCPerth Courier100 Years of the links O’Tay 1890-19901990
London Hunt G&CCConron, BrandonThe London Hunt and Country Club1985
Manor RichelauUzzell, ThomasGolf in the World’s Oldest Mountain1927
Marine Drive GCMarine Drive GCSpecial Commemorative Issue1992
Mayfair G&CCMayfair G&CCMayfair 75 years1997
Mississauga G&CCBradley, BettieThe Mississauga Golf and Country Club 1906-19811981
Mississauga G&CCLong, BrentThe First One Hundred Years 1906-20062006
MississippiGC McLean, Joe The Mississippi GC The First Hundred Years (1915- 2015)2015
Moose JawBradley, KennethOut-of-Bounds: A Century of Golf in Moose Jaw2012
Mount Bruno CCMcNally, HBMount Bruno Country Club: Some Historical Notes1978
Mount Bruno CCMcNelly, HBBruno 1918-1993: The History of the Mount Bruno Country Club1993
Nanaimo G&CCAlexander, KennethHistorical Outline of the Nanaimo Golf Links1994
Niagara GCRedshaw, WayneThe First 125 years Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario’s Oldest Golf Course2000
Nico Wynd GCMeadows, JackA Short History 1980-1992 Nico Wynd Golf Club1992
Norfolk G&CCKowasky, Ron100 years of Golf at Norfolk Golf and Country Club1995
North Halton G&CCDuval, JanetA Celebration in Story and Picture2003
Ottawa Hunt CMacCabe, EddieThe Ottawa Hunt Club 75 years 1928-20031983
Ottawa Hunt CKuoy, SamThe Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club, our First Century A history 1908-20082008
Oxford G&CCYoung, RickFrom fifth to 59: the 80-year History of the Oxford Golf And Country Club1989
Peace Portal GCHanna, Ed50 Years from the Olde English Restaurant LTD (1928) To Peace Portal GC (1978)1979
Peace Portal GCMorrison, ElainePeace Portal Golf Club 75 year 1928-20032003
Peterborough G&CCJones, Elwood H. Peterborough G&CC 1897 – 19971997
Pitt Meadows GCPitt Meadows GCPitt Meadows Golf Club History since 19631997
Port Alice GCMcGhee, BillPort Alice Golf Club Early History2002
Quilchena G&CCAnderson, ArleyQuilchena Golf Club and Country Club1925-2000 A History2000
Qualicum Memorial GC BeachBuchanan, Claud100 Years of Golf in Qualicum Beach2012
Revelstoke GCNobbs, RubyRevelstoke Golf Course: A Look Back 1924-19881988
Richmond CCThe ScribeLinks to the Past2007
Rivermead GCSchroeter, RegRivermead Golf Club 1910-1985: The First 75 years1985
Rivermead GCMcLean, JoeThe First Century 1910-20102010
Riverside CCMcGuire, PeterRiverside and the People who made it Special1997
Rosedale GCBatten, JackRosedale: the first 100 years of Rosedale GC1993
Royal ColwoodRiste, MichaelRoyal Colwood Golf and Country Club75th Anniversary Celebration1989
Royal Colwood GCRonald, JohnRoyal Colwood Golf Club: the First 90 years2003
Royal Colwood GCJackson, Dale100 Years2013
Royal Montreal GCRoyal Montreal GCThe Royal Montreal GC 1873-19231923
Royal Montreal GCCampbell, DuncanThe Royal Montreal GC 1873-1973 pbk Ed1973
Royal Montreal GCCampbell, DuncanThe Royal Montreal Golf Club 1873-1973 the Centennial of Golf in North America1973
Royal Montreal GCRoyal Montreal GCRoyal Montreal Golf Course 1873-20002001
Royal Ottawa GCRoyal Ottawa GCCelebrating A Century 1891-19911991
Royal Ottawa GCMarjoribanks, R.A History of the Royal Ottawa Golf Course 1891-19911991
Royal Quebec GCRoyal Quebec GCLe Club de Golf Royal Quebec 1874-19741974
Royal Quebec GCDoyon, Michel125th Anniversary of the Royal Quebec GC1999
Salmon Arm GCReid, DennisA History of the Salmon Arm GC 1928-19921992
Salt Spring G&CCStone, HalSalt Spring Golf and Country Club 1928-19881988
Salt Spring G&CCSalt Spring G&CCSalt Spring Golf and Country Club 1989-20032003
Saugeen GCSmith GerdaHistory of the Saugeen Golf Club 1925-20002000
Scaboro G&CCLong, Robert BOne Hundred Years in the Making 1912-20122012
Seymour G&CCMoul, GraceThe First Fifty Years2003
Shaughnessy G&CCShaughnessy G&CCClubhouse opening October 1st, 19831983
Shaughnessy G&CCShaughnessy G&CCShaughnessy Golf and Country Club founded in 19112006
Shaughnessy G&CCHaslam, PatShaughnessy Golf and Country Club: The Tradition Continues2011
Shaughnessy G&CCGabriel, Alex100 years: the Story of Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club 
Sleepy Hollow G&CCMcDonald, BillSleepy Hollow Golf and Country Club 50th Anniversary  1960-20102010
St Catherines G&CCKorchok, KathrynThe St Catherines G&CC 1899 – 19891990
St. Charles CCSt Charles CCSt. Charles Country Club 1905-19651966
St. Charles CCHuck, Barbara & Whiteway, DougOne Hundred Years at St. Charles Country Club2004
St. George  G&CCIrwin, NLSt Georges Golf and Country Club 50 years 1929-19791979
St Georges G&CCBarclay, JamesSt George’s Golf and Country Club’s 75th Anniversary1929-20042004
St. Thomas G&CCSt. Thomas G&CCSt. Thomas Golf and Country Club 
Summit G&CCRubenstein, LorneSummit: the Story of the First Seventy-Five Years1987
Swan-e-set Bay Resort & G&CCSwan-e-set Bay Resort & G&CCOffering Memorandum1993
Toronto GCByers, MaryBreaking 100: A Celebration of Women’s Golf 1894-19941995
Toronto GCBatten, JackThe Toronto Golf Club 1876-19761976
Uplands GCPeden, JDUplands Golf Club 1922-1982 Sixtieth Anniversary1982
Vancouver GCVancouver GC60TH Anniversary1970
Vancouver GCMcCredie, AndrewCelebrating 100 Years of Tradition and Excellence 1910-20102010
Vernon GCColes, DouglasA Brief History of the Vernon Golf and Country Club 1913-19881988
Victoria GCCorley-Smith, PeterVictoria Golf Club 1893-1993 One Hundred Treasured Years of Golf1992
West Point GCAngel, EdWest Point Golf Country 1932-19901990
Westmount G&CCMcIntosh, FrancesWestmount Golf and Country Club 1931-19811981
Weston GCCruikshank, FDThe History of the Weston Golf and Country Club1980
Weston G&CCWeston G&CCThe Weston Golf and Country Club, the First 85 Years 1915-20002000
Whitlock GCWhitlock GCWhitlock: The Course of Champions1962
Whitlock GCPutman, HLWhitlock: The First Seventy-Five Years1987


Additional References

RegionAuthor NameTitleDate
AlbertaThe Alberta GolferA History of Golf in Alberta 1912-20122012
British ColumbiaOlson, ArvBackspin: 100 Years of Golf in British Columbia1992
CanadaBarclay, James A.Golf in Canada: A History1992
CanadaKavanagh, L.V.History of Golf in Canada1973
CanadaReed Jeffery K. The Canadian Seniors Golf Association Celebrating 100 Years of Seniors Golf 1918-2018 2018
ManitobaHackett, Alan JManitoba Links: A Kaleidoscopic History of Golf1998
MaritimesRobertson, Frank N,Golf Gleanings Old and New: The History of the Maritime Seniors’ Golf Association1953
New BrunswickCostello, RalphThe First Fifty Years: The Story of the New Brunswick Golf Association 1987
Pacific NorthwestShelley, Jeff & Riste, MichaelChampionships & Friendships: The First 100 Years of the Pacific NW Golf Association1999
SaskatchewanBoyle, MickeyNinety Years of Golf: An Illustrated History of Golf in Saskatchewan1987
SaskatchewanBingaman, SandraA Century of Women’s Golf in Saskatchewan1996
WorldDonovan, R. E. & Jerris, R.The Game of Golf and the Printed World 1566-2005 Vol 12006
WorldDonovan, R. E. & Jerris, R.The Game of Golf and the Printed World 1566-2005 Vol 22006

 

Club Histories NOT in the British Columbia Golf Museum

Club NamesAuthor NameTitle  Date
Abercrombie CCAbercrombie CCAbercrombie Country Club: a commemorative history of The Bluenose Curling Club & the Abercrombie Golf Club1968
Bedford GCLeadley, AllisonBedford Golf Club2002
Breezy Bend CCBreezy Bend CCBreezy Bend Country Club 25th anniversary1984
Cedar Hill GCCedar Hill GCCedar Hill Golf Course: A Historical Record 1920-20122012
Cherry Hill ClubReynolds, WilliamThe Cherry Hill Club LTD 1922-19971997
Chester GCMurdock, JamesGolf at Chester 1914-19691969
Cornwell G&CCKnight, W. DouglasCornwall Golf & Country Club 100th Anniversary 1896-19961996
Cutten CBrett, FrankCutten Club1981
Devil’s Pulpit GC Devil’s Pulpit Golf AssociationDevilish Drama2001
Ducany CCLeslie, ShannonDucany Country Club1981
Elmhurst G&CCElmhurst G&CCElmhurst Golf and Country Club 50th Anniversary 1914-29641964
Hermitage CCJellett, RobertHistory of the Hermitage Country Club1961
Highland CCHenderson, DavidHighland Country Club 75th Anniversary 1992-19971997
Hillsdale G&CCTarnofsky, SaulHillsdale Golf and  Country Club Fortieth Anniversary1993
Hillsdale G&CCTarnofsky, SaulHillsdale Golf & Country Club 40th Anniversary1993
Kanawaki GCMarkham, Walter & Boyle, LawrenceKanawaki Golf Club 75th Anniversary 1914-19891989
Oakville GCWilliamson, NormThe History of the Oakville Golf Club Limited 1921-19811981
Peterborough G&CCJones, ElwoodPeterborough Golf & Country Club 1897-19971997
Royal QuebecBenoit, R.AThe Royal Quebec Golf Club1943
Saskatoon G&CCSaher, NormaSaskatoon Golf & Country Club 1907-19971997
St. Catherine’s G&CCKorchok, KathrynThe St. Catherine’s Golf and Country Club 1899-19891990
Toronto GCToronto GCFiftieth Anniversary of the Toronto Golf Club 1876-19261926
Uplands GCUplands GCUplands Golf Club 1922-1997 75th Anniversary1997
Weston G&CCThompson, AndyWeston Golf and Country Club 75th Anniversary 1915-19901990

 

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Club Histories in the British Columbia Golf Museum

Club NamesAuthor NameTitle  Date
Broadmoor GCRichardson, ForrestBroadmoor Golf Course: an Historical Perspective1983
Everett G&CCMcClain, OwenHooks & Slices the First Eighty years at the Everett Golf and Country Club1992
Fircrest GCRamsdell, PaulOur Story: The first 75 years of Fircrest1999
Inglewood GCAhlf, KentInglewood Golf Course Pacific Northwest Golf Tradition1919-20042004
Manito G&CCManito G&CCManito Golf and Country Club 50 Years 1922-19721972
Overlake G&CCLucas, Patricia L.Overlake the Land, the Club, the People1979
Royal Oaks CCRoyal Oaks CCRoyal Oaks Country Club Celebrating 50 Years 1945-19951995
Sahalee CCSahalee CCSahalee Country Club the First Twenty Years1990
Seattle GCFleager, HAHistory of the Seattle Golf Club 1900-19591959
Seattle GCSmith, AllanHistory of the Seattle Golf Club 1960-19721972
Seattle GCGellos, LouSeattle Golf Club the Centennial Year 1900-20002000
Spokane CCSpokane CC75TH anniversary June 19731973
Tacoma C&GCWagner, CorydonSeventy-Fifth Anniversary Historical Notes1969
Tacoma C &GCSmith, Shirlee H.Tacoma Country and Golf Club 1894-19941994

 

Additional References

RegionAuthor NameTitle  Date
Pacific NorthwestShelley, Jeff & Riste, MichaelPacific Northwest Championships & Friendships: The First 100 Years of the Pacific NW Golf Association1999
SeattleSwanson, AnnPlaying Through: The Seattle Women’s Golf Association2014
SpokaneElston, BillGolf History of Spokane, Washington: A 101 Year Tradition1999
Washington StateSwanson, Ann1922-2012 Celebrating 90 Years of Championship Golf: Washington State Women’s Golf Association2012
WorldDonovan, R. E. & Jerris, R.The Game of Golf and the Printed World 1566-2005 Vol 12006
WorldDonovan, R. E. & Jerris, R.The Game of Golf and the Printed World 1566-2005 Vol 22006

Club Histories NOT in the British Columbia Golf Museum

Club NamesAuthor NameTitle  Date
Indian CanyonCrowbrough, ChrisIndian Canyon: one of the Most Beautiful Golf Courses1980
Yakima CCYakima CCYakima Country Club Dedication of the New Clubhouse1949

 

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Club Histories in the British Columbia Golf Museum

Club NamesAuthor NameTitle                     Date
Astoria G&CCAstoria G&CCThe Story of Astoria Golf and Country Club1993
Columbia Edgewater CCColumbia Edgewater CCColumbia Edgewater the First Seventy-Five Years of the Friendliest Club in Town1999
Eugene CCWallach, Jeff & Schartz, ToddBreaking 100: Eugene Country Club’s First Century1899-19991999
Glendoveer GCGustafson, AliceThe Story of Glendoveer Golf Course 
Multnomah ACMelvor, M. & Hill, I. & Freeman J.Legacy of the Twenty-Six: A Celebration of the First 100 Years of the Multnomah Athletic Club1991
Portland GCPortland GCSeventy-five year History1989
Tualatin CCBeckham, O.B.In the Beginning Tualatin Country Club1985
Waverley CCFrancis, C. EdwinWaverley Country Club 1896-19871987
Waverley CCFrancis, C. EdwinWaverley Country Club 1896-1987 Centennial Edition1997

 

Additional References 

RegionAuthor Name        Title            Date
Oregon StateMyers, Kent C. Golf in Oregon: Revised Edition1981
Pacific NorthwestShelley, Jeff & Riste, MichaelChampionships & Friendships: The First 100 Years of the Pacific NW Golf Association1999
WorldDonovan, R. E. & Jerris, R.The Game of Golf and the Printed World 1566-2005 Vol 12006
WorldDonovan, R. E. & Jerris, R.The Game of Golf and the Printed World 1566-2005 Vol 22006

 

Club Histories NOT in the British Columbia Golf Museum

Club NamesAuthor NameTitle  Date
Bend G&CCBend G&CCHistorical Review of the Bend Golf and Country Club1981
Michelbook CCRohse, ElaineHistory of the Michelbook Country Club1993
Inglewood CC2019
Cedar Hill GC 2010?