Beverly Golf & Country Club celebrated it’s 60th Birthday in July, 2017.
In 1957 a group of farsighted individuals formed a non-profit corporation, purchased farmland in what was then the Township of Beverly and retained the services of renowned Canadian golf architect, Clinton E. “Robbie” Robinson, to design an 18-hole course on the property.
A swimming pool was built first and was the start of the golf and country club. The first nine holes opened for play in 1959, and the second nine was completed one year later. The founders of the club wanted a “spacious course”, and asked Robinson to create distinct holes, a variety of shot values, and to ensure the holes were routed to avoid parallel fairways and holes.
The course was constructed on naturally rolling terrain, which includes a creek and a small lake. Thousands of trees – maples, oaks, tamaracks, and willows – planted during construction, are now mature woods enhancing the natural beauty of the location. Today, with its challenging par-70 layout and excellent conditioning, Beverly is becoming well known as a top level facility and moving past being “one of the best kept secrets in Canadian golf.” The Club's history is celebrated each year with a Founder's Day Tournament.
The golf course and facilities have been improved continually over the past six decades. Notably, in 1999 the classic course design was updated by Doug Carrick, one of Canada’s most in-demand golf course architects, and a former apprentice of Robbie Robinson. In 2005, Beverly opened the doors of its new clubhouse and swimming pool, which provide modern amenities and an inviting and comfortable social setting for members.
In 2013 Ian Andrew, golf course architect, developed a bunker renovation design based on the Club's golf course master plan. The shape and location of bunkers were updated, clay liners and drainage systems were installed in all bunkers and then filled with state of the art, manufactured sand. The total number of bunkers was reduced to 50 from the original 62. The work was completed in 2014.
While much has changed and improved over the years, the primary objectives of the Club’s founders remain intact, and have been fulfilled – that Beverly Golf and Country Club provide it’s members an outstanding, time-honoured golf course and a great place to socialize.
Contact Beverly Golf & CC today at 905-628-2285 ext.4, and see for yourself why it has become a Top 100 Golf Course in Canada.