Clubhouse

The perfect meeting of modern eloquence and timeless charm, the clubhouse at St. Charles reflects both the history of the club and is the perfect place for members to relax and enjoy themselves with friends and family.

The current clubhouse is the club’s third, but was the focus of a more than $3-million renovation completed in 2016. The goal of the renovation was to preserve the historic features of the clubhouse, while also providing a modern feel.

The renovation enhanced key rooms in the building, turning the Member’s Lounge into the go-to area where members can comfortably enjoy a meal or a beverage after their rounds. Other areas of the clubhouse, including the formal Dining Room, Solarium, and Veranda Room also received updates. The east-facing side of the majestic building features incredible views of the Assiniboine River, with an outdoor patio perfectly completing the experience.

Whether it is for a large gathering, a wedding, or a more intimate celebration, the clubhouse at St. Charles has a space that will elevate your event and experience.

St. Charles History

History

1904
In the beginning

In the beginning

A group of 23 prominent businessmen gathered in 1904 to organize a country club outside the city of Winnipeg.

1905
Construction begins

Construction begins

Construction begins on the clubhouse and a golf course, laid out by Tom Bendelow, seven miles west of the city on the banks of the Assiniboine River.

1910
The first clubhouse

The first clubhouse

The first clubhouse opens at St. Charles.

1912
The second clubhouse

The second clubhouse

The second clubhouse opens on July 13, but is destroyed by fire on October 14, the same year.

1914
The third clubhouse

The third clubhouse

The third clubhouse opens at St. Charles, and is winterized in 1972.

1919
Donald Ross

Donald Ross

Legendary course architect Donald Ross was brought to St. Charles to rebuild the original eighteen holes, currently the Ross Nine and the Woods Nine.

1919
Manitoba Ladies Championship

Manitoba Ladies Championship

The 1919 Manitoba Ladies Golf Championship is held at St. Charles.

1928
British Senior Golf Team

British Senior Golf Team

British Senior Golf team visits, which includes golf designer Alister MacKenzie

1929
Alister MacKenzie

Alister MacKenzie

Dr. Alister MacKenzie, famous for his designs at Royal Melbourne, Augusta National and Cypress Point, is hired to lay out what would become the MacKenzie Nine. It opened in 1931.

1936

Canadian Amateur

St. Charles hosts the Canadian Amateur, won by Fred Haas Jr.

1945

Stanley Thompson

St. Charles hires legendary Canadian golf architect Stanley Thompson to assess the West Nine. Thompson puts Norman Woods in place as onsite supervisor.

1952

Canadian Open

The 1952 Canadian Open is played at St. Charles and is won by Johnny Palmer.

1954
West Nine renovation

West Nine renovation

Bendelow’s West Nine is renovated by Norman Woods, with assistance from Geoffrey Cornish, a one-time superintendent at St. Charles who would later be added to the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.

1960
Manitoba Open

Manitoba Open

George Knudson wins the Manitoba Open at St. Charles. He’d record eight PGA Tour wins during his career.

1969
Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf

Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf

George Knudson plays Roberto DeVicenzo in an episode of Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf. DeVicenzo prevails over the Canadian star. Click HERE to watch footage from the match.

1976
CPGA Championship

CPGA Championship

George Knudson wins the CPGA Championship at St. Charles.

1982

Peter Jackson Senior PGA

Bob Goalby wins the 1982 Peter Jackson Senior PGA.

1992
LPGA duMaurier Classic

LPGA duMaurier Classic

Sherri Steinhauer records a victory at St. Charles, winning the 1992 LPGA duMaurier Classic.

2000
AT&T Senior PGA Championship

AT&T Senior PGA Championship

Tom Jenkins wins the 2000 AT&T Senior PGA Championship.

2004
100th Anniversary

100th Anniversary

St. Charles celebrates its 100th anniversary with a grand celebration.

2010
CN Canadian Women’s Open

CN Canadian Women’s Open

Michelle Wie wins the 2010 CN Canadian Women’s Open.