Niakwa Country Club

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Aerial view of Niakwa Country Club

Niakwa Country Club is a country club and golf course in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.[1] The 18-hole course was designed in 1923 by Stanley Thompson, the premier Canadian golf course architect of his time. It is considered one of the most challenging and difficult par 72s in Winnipeg.[citation needed] The Club has hosted several national championship events. In 1946, 1952 and 1960 the course served as venue for the Canadian PGA Championship. The Canadian Open was held at Niakwa in 1961. Niakwa hosted the RCGA Men's Amateur Championship in 1974 and 2011, and the Canadian Ladies' Amateur Champ[2] ionship in 1956, 1972, and 2001.[3] The Winnipeg Open, a PGA Tour event, was hosted by Niakwa in 1946, and was won by Ben Hogan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dreger, Clayton. "McCarthy Wins Players Cup by Seven - PembinaValleyOnline.com". Pembina Valley Online. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Niakwa Country Club to host 2016 PGA Tour Canada's Players Cup". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Cockerill ready for more". Winnipeg Sun. Retrieved 17 August 2016.

Coordinates: 49°51′07″N 97°05′31″W / 49.852°N 97.092°W / 49.852; -97.092