Introduced in 2012, the program permits Friend Members of the Society to play a number of Stanley Thompson courses at a preferred rate.


The program is straight forward:

  • every paid-up individual member of the Society receives two complimentary passports. Take a friend to golf with you.
  • the participating clubs are all Thompson Society Member Clubs
  • Friends can only play each club once in a year
  • a participating club provides tee times at their discretion; this point is important
  • there can be as few as the club wishes and on a day and time the club decides this would usually be at a time when the tee is not busy.
  • most Member Clubs have offered a preferred rate, but the green fee is entirely up to the club (there are no particular expectations)
  • extra income is earned through cart rental, food and beverage

A Friend member has these responsibilities:


  • call the club’s Golf Shop and request a tee time 
  • identify themselves on arrival with their passport
  • pay all club charges
  • adhere to all host club policies and regulations (almost all of our members belong to a private or semi-private club, so they are aware of dress code, course etiquette and good sportsmanship)


An important benefit to a member is experiencing a Stanley course which they might not otherwise be able to play. Responses we have had from members, include comments such as these:

 "... I was treated as a member."

"... each course is a different property but with distinguishable Thompson hallmarks."

"... if I lived in the area I would join."

"...I intend to use my passport next year when I travel out-of-province.


We would love to hear from you with a testimonial about your experiences in using your Passport.  Send to Heather Fraser,, and we'll post them on the website.


The following (31) clubs are participating in 2017:


Ashburn GC

Beaconsfield G&CC

Brantford G&CC

Brockville CC

Bridgewater CC

Capilano G&CC

Cataraqui G&CC

Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa

Dundas Valley G&CC

Edmonton CC

Fairmont Banff Springs GC

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello 

Galt Country Club

Highland CC

Islington GC

Kawartha G&CC

Ladies Golf Club of Toronto 

Niakwa CC - **Please note that for reservations, contact Head Associate Pr, Terry Reilly at 204 256-7326 Ext 223 or   Reservations must be made a minimum two days in advance at the discretion of the Professional. All Passport users are responsible for green fees ($77 guest fee), any cart fees and food & beverage charges incurred.  Tee times available Monday, Thursday, and Friday, as well as Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Norfolk G&CC

Oakdale G&CC - **Please note that reservations must be made through the Director of Golf, Roan Vollmer at 416 245-7361 or Reservations may only be made weekdays at the discretion of the Director of Golf.  All Passport users are responsible for green fees ($140 guest fee), mandatory fore caddie ($60 per group), mandatory cart fees ($20.00/rider), and any food and beverage charges incurred.  Tee times available Mon thru Thurs.  Any visitors that wish to pay by credit card for golf or food & beverage items must arrange payment when booking the tee time.

Oshawa G&CC - **Please note that for reservations, please contact Head Golf Pro, Dylan Welsh at 905 723-4681 ext 315 or Reservations must be made a minimum two days in advance. Tee times available Monday to Thursday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Peterborough G&CC

Saugeen GC

Sault Ste. Marie GC

Sunningdale G&CC

St. Thomas G&CC

The Briars GC

Thornhill G&CC - **Please contact Head Golf Professional Todd McGrath, and note that booking may only be requested 3 days in advance.

Waskesiu GC

Whirlpool GC