Historical Society



If you are reading this, there is a good chance that you too share our interest and passion for the Highlands Links experience. The Highlands Links Stanley Thompson Historical Society began as an idea during a golf outing at Highlands Links in the fall of 2007. A group of good friends started asking what if we could do something that would enhance Highlands Links as one of the best golfing experiences in the world – what if we could give something back to the course and Ingonish community. After some discussion we decided to form a group with the goal of raising funds for the creation of a monument. The vision was a monument that would recognize the course designer, the legendary Stanley Thompson and the Ingonish community which provided the land and labour for the creation of the course.

With this in mind, we need your help in raising the funds necessary for the creation of the monument pictured on the home page of this site. The Highlands Links/Stanley Thompson Historical Society is an officially recognized charitable organization established for the purpose of raising the necessary funds to be used for the creation of a monument that will be given to Parks Canada for placement on the grounds of the Highlands Links Golf Course. The society’s members are all volunteers and receive no compensation. All monies collected go towards the creation of the monument. Our charitable designation allows us to accept contributions and provide tax receipts to those who make a contribution. Each contributor will be recognized on one of the plaques that form part of the monument as well as on a special wall hanging that will be located prominently in the Highlands Links Club House. If you would like to be part of this initiative please contact any of our members of the Friends of Highland Links/Stanley Thompson Historical Monument Project.