Waskesiu Golf Course
Authentic Golf at Waskesiu Golf Course
Waskesiu Golf Course truly is golf at its most authentic and in its most historic setting. 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. Waskesiu Golf Course 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. 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.
The annual Lobstick Golf Tournaments attracts hundreds of golfers every summer and is one of the most popular, longest running golf events in western Canada. General Manager Tyler Baker and his entire staff ensure golfers enjoy the Waskesiu experience to the fullest.
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 particularly unusual golf gift.
Waskesiu Golf Course truly is golf at its most authentic and in its most historic setting. Come try it — you will really feel the history of the place.
By Scott Allan / SaskGolfer