Welcome to Waskesiu Golf Course, one of the premiere golf courses in Canada.
The Lobstick Golf Course was built in 1935. The course was designed by legendary Canadian architect Stanley Thompson and is a member of the Stanley Thompson Society.
According to native legend, the tassle-top lobstick tree, created by lopping off a series of branches below the top, was used as a navigational marker.
The practice continued with fur traders, early settlers, timber cruisers and prospectors in the area. In modern times the lobstick tree serves as a reminder of the area’s rich historical past, and marks the beginning of a course rich in golfing adventure and tradition.
This is one of the oldest golf courses in Western Canada. The “old course” in Waskesiu is still here today and retains much of its original layout. It has 18 holes and the golf course can be played by all level of players.
For a golf course of such historical importance, access is remarkably easy. You can simply pay and play if you wish, and the pro shop sells special souvenirs. Memberships are available for both local golfers and visitors. A membership for the latter might make a perfect golf gift.
Just over 100 yards out from the first tee sat the famous Lobstick tree. Arguably one of the most famous trees in western Canada, the Lobstick was the symbol of the tradition and history of the Waskesiu Golf Course, so much so that our world famous match-play event is named in its honour.
The annual Lobstick Tournaments at Waskesiu are some of the largest match play events in North America, attracting more than 800 golfers from across the continent to one of the four Lobstick tournaments: Juniors’, Men’s, Women’s and Senior Men’s. The Open Division of the men’s tournament consistently attracts top amateur and PGA of Canada professionals from Saskatchewan and beyond.
The tournament, a summer tradition in Saskatchewan for more than 80 years, was named after the famous Lobstick tree located in the middle of the fairway off the first tee. The Cree word lobstick refers to an evergreen tree that’s had its branches cut off to the mid-way point to act as a trail marker.
The Lobstick Tournaments are open to players of all skill levels and offer participants the thrill of friendly competition. Qualifying rounds are held in all tournaments to determine equitable flighting for the match play and stroke play components of the events.
Whether you are participating in your first Lobstick, or are a long time participant, we are confident that you will enjoy the beauty that surrounds you in Waskesiu and the wonderful people you will meet.
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