Stanley Thompson

Architect of the twentieth century
‘A person of national historic significance.’
  • Stanley was born in 1893.  
  • He attended Malvern Collegiate.
  • He served in the Canadian Artillery, World War 1, and received a citation as a gunner at Vimy Ridge.
  • He was married twice; first to Ruth who died; then to Helen  Duthie; he had no children although he did adopt Helen’s son, Norman.
  • In 1947, he was a co-founder of the prestigious American Society  of Golf Course Architects.
  • In the last few years of his life he lived and worked at his home,  Dormie House in Guelph, alongside the course he had designed and later owned, Cutten Fields.
  • His courses, and those of his disciples, continue to capture a high  percentage of the Top 100 Courses in Canada.