Point Grey Golf & Country Club

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OUR HISTORY

OVER 90 YEARS OF GOLF STORIES

A leading, private Vancouver golf club since 1922, Point Grey Golf & Country Club has a storied sense of history for generations of friends and families.
 
The folklore around the property we enjoy today dates back to 1863 when Englishman Henry Mole settled in after spending a year chasing the Cariboo Gold Rush. In fact, the old Water Wheel you see incorporated in the Club crest was actually used by Mr. Mole to power the threshing machine. It used to stand about a hundred yards from the Clubhouse by Blenheim Street until it was moved in the late 1940s.
 
There were no roads to Vancouver or Point Grey and Kerrisdale in those days. It was just solid, impenetrable forest. As a result of the upstream development, the bed of the stream that worked the Water Wheel has been slowed to a trickle.

The First Nine

After purchasing the property from Mr. Mole, Point Grey Golf & Country Club was formed through the efforts of a select group of Kerrisdale and Point Grey residents in the summer of 1922. The primary drivers in the formation of the Club were Mr. H.R. Budd, Mr. Stanley Peters and Mr. G.D. Ireland.
 
The first nine-holes of the golf course were built with the help of Mr. Robert Bone – two-time BC amateur champion – along with engineer, Mr. Mike Gardner.

Our Professional Pioneers

The first golf Professional appointed to the Club was a Scotsman from St. Andrews, Mr. David Ayton. He was a Professional at a club in England when he made the move to Point Grey in 1923. Ayton was instrumental in completing the back-nine by 1924 and then in 1928, he returned to Scotland. That same year another Scot – Mr. Duncan (Dunc) Sutherland – started his twenty-year tenure, playing a key role in building the Point Grey name and Membership while wearing three hats:  Professional, Manager, and Greens Superintendent.

Dunc left to take over ownership of the Meadowlands Golf Club in Chilliwack in 1951 and was replaced by our third Profession, Mr. Leroy Goldsworthy, who was well known in the world of sports as an all-around athlete.

The original, stately Mole farmhouse served as our Clubhouse through 1961 when it was rebuilt. The Clubhouse was rebuilt again in 1991.

Closing In On 2022

Through the years, the people and stories are legendary, and as Point Grey Golf & Country Club closes in on its Centennial in 2022, our history continues to unfold.
 
We invite you to stroll our Clubhouse foyer and hallways to see historical photo highlights, golf mementos and trophies.