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The club’s history is a celebration of the best of the game.


As Royal Mayfair approaches its 100th anniversary, the club’s role in developing golf in Edmonton, as well as its place on the national stage as a championship venue, has few rivals. The club’s history—presented here—celebrates the best of the game in Alberta, with incredible champions like Lydia Ko and Arnold Palmer having walked our fairways while battling for the country’s top titles.


Having held its first annual general meeting in February, the club negotiated a lease with Edmonton for a period of 21-years.


A notable figure in Edmonton golf, J. Munro Hunter was hired to design the club’s initial nine holes. The course officially opened on May 27, 1922 with the city’s mayor hitting the opening tee shot.


Stanley Thompson is hired to renovate the existing golf course. Many credit Thompson as the Mayfair’s course designer given the extensive nature of the renovation.


British golfer Archie Compston is pictured lining up a putt at Mayfair, the same year the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII, came to play the course.


Mayfair hosts the Canadian Amateur, won by Edmonton’s Henry Martell, who would be made an honourary member of the club.


Female members have played an important role in the club since its inception.


Over time, most of Canada’s great golfers played Mayfair. Marlene Stewart Streit, the only member of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame, is seen here teeing it up at the course.


The Canadian Open is held at Mayfair, with the winner, Wes Ellis Jr., prevailing over a group of pros, including Canada’s Stan Leonard.


Arnold Palmer, whose first PGA Tour win was in Canada, wins the PGA Championship of Canada. Palmer previously played the course in the 1958 Canadian Open.


Mayfair votes to move forward with an extensive renovation of its course undertaken by designer Les Furber.


Mayfair is awarded “Royal” status.


Royal Mayfair hosts the Canadian Women’s Open. Golf legend Lorena Ochoa wins by three strokes with a four-round total of 16-under.


New Zealand’s Lydia Ko wins her second Canadian Women’s Open as an amateur, shooting 15-under over four rounds to win by five shots.