Earl Grey Golf Communities
ABOUT CALGARY'S EARL GREY GOLF COURSE:
Earl Grey Golf Club benefits from its proximity to Elbow River and North Glenmore Park, offering a picturesque 18 holes. The course is tucked between the parkland and the quiet, established community of Lakeview, which is filled with well kept gardens. The area has been tucked away in a private oasis from the rest of Calgary. Over the coming years, they will be gifted with quick access to the South West Ring Road and the Tsuut’ina Park entertainment district.
EARL GREY GOLF-COURSE AND CLUB HISTORY:
The Earl Grey Golf Club and Course was founded in 1919 by Major Duncan Stuart, a practicing lawyer, who organized a group of people interested in playing golf. The original course, which consisted of five holes, was located on land leased from the C.P.R. south of and adjacent to the Earl Grey Public School in the Mount Royal district, in Calgary, Alberta. By June 1922, there were eighty members and the course had expanded to nine holes.
During the late 1920's the course was expanded to eighteen holes, but due to the demand for Calgary residential building lots, the course was moved to a new location in south Mount Royal. Within two years, the Club was again forced to look for a new location, and in 1932, a twenty-year lease was negotiated with the City of Calgary for the present site. An eighteen hole location, sand green course, designed by member Philip Boese, was built and opened in 1933 with Golf Pro Bill Leonard.
In the 1950's course additions and renovations were made and the new Lakeview Nine was started. The present clubhouse was finished and opened in August of 1962.
1991 brought major renovations to hole numbers 3, 10, and 15. Hole number 10 was changed with the addition of a new trap and completely new green. Holes number 3 and 15 were rebuilt with new greens and two new ponds to add scenic beauty and player interest.
From the modest five-prairie grass course of 1919 to the present picturesque eighteen hole competitive course, Earl Grey has come a long way, now boasting over twenty-five-hundred trees, immaculate greens and a profusion of colour in the flower beds.
Current Course Records:
Eric Allard 66 Junior Club Championship, August 2008
Scott McNeil 66 Men's Club Championship, August 2003
Jocelyn Alford 69 Ladies Club Championship, August 2010
Maureen Blair 69 Ladies Club Championship, August 2008