Tom McBroom

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Thomas McBroom, (born September 17, 1952) is an award-winning Canadian golf course architect.[1] His work, while heavily centred in Canada, has grown to include golf courses in Europe and The Caribbean. He is the principal and founder of Thomas McBroom Associates Ltd., a Toronto-based landscape architecture firm specializing in golf course design. McBroom holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) from the University of Guelph. He is a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects.

Over the course of his career, six of his designs have been named by Golf Digest as Best New Canadian Course; The Links at Crowbush Cove in 1994, The Lake Joseph Club near Port Carling, ON in 1997, Bell Bay GC on Cape Breton Island, NS in 1998 and Timberwolf GC in Sudbury, ON in 2000, The Ridge at Manitou in 2005, and Tobiano in 2008. Twelve of his courses were ranked among the Top-100 courses in Canada by SCORE Golf magazine with the Links at Crowbush Cove on Prince Edward Island, and Beacon Hall in Aurora, ON in the Top-10. Only one other golf course architect has more courses in Canada’s Top-100 – that being the legendary Stanley Thompson with 14.[2]

His clients include hotel and resort operators, real estate developers, government tourism agencies, private equity groups and wealthy individuals. As of early 2007, he had completed over 40 original course designs and led numerous course renovations of varying scale. He is currently working on projects in Western Canada, Ontario, The Maritimes, Scandinavia and Southern Europe.

McBroom lives in Toronto, Ontario. He is married and has two children.

Current and ongoing projects[edit]

27 Club, China
The Links at Brunello, Nova Scotia
Big White British Columbia
Cougar Rock, Alberta
Kicking Horse Mountain, British Columbia
Kinnikinnik, British Columbia
Montrose, Ontario
Red Mountain, British Columbia
Rockaway, Oregon, United States
Stoney Nakoda, Alberta[3]

Completed course list[edit]

2000s[edit]

Southwood Golf and Country Club, Winnipeg, Manitoba - (2011)
Country Hills, Calgary, Alberta - (2010)
Tower Ranch Golf Club, Kelowna, British Columbia - (2007)
Tobiano, Kamloops, British Columbia - (2007)
Memphremagog Golf Club, Magog, Quebec - (2007)
The Raven at Lora Bay, Thornbury, Ontario - (2006)
Oviinbyrd, Muskoka, Ontario - (2005)
Ambassador, Windsor, Ontario - (2005)
Royal St. Kitts, St. Kitts, British West Indies - (2004)
Kytäjä, North West Course, Hyvinkää, Finland - (2004)
Whitewater, Thunder Bay, Ontario - (2004)
FireRock, London, Ontario - (2004)
Glencarin, Halton Hills, Ontario - (2004)
Ambassador, Windsor, Ontario - (2005)
Kytäjä, South East Course, Hyvinkää, Finland - (2003)
Wildfire, Stoney Lake, Ontario - (2003)
Domaine Laforest, Charlevoix, Quebec - (2002)
Ussher's Creek, Niagara Falls, Ontario - (2001)
Rocky Crest, Muskoka, Ontario - (2000)
King's Riding, Aurora, Ontario - (2000)
Granite Club, Whitchurch–Stouffville, Ontario - (2000)
The Algonquin, St. Andrews by the Sea, New Brunswick - (2000)

1990s[edit]

Rattlesnake Point, Copperhead, Oakville, Ontario - (1999)
Rattlesnake Point, Sidewinder, Oakville, Ontario - (1999)
Timberwolf, Sudbury, Ontario - (1998)
Fraserview, Vancouver, British Columbia - (1998)
Bell Bay Golf Club, Baddeck, Nova Scotia - (1998)
Lake Joseph Club, Muskoka, Ontario - (1997)
Le Géant, Mont-Tremblant, Québec - (1995)
Morgan Creek, White Rock, British Columbia - (1995)
The Links at Crowbush Cove, Prince Edward Island - (1994)
Langara, Vancouver, British Columbia - (1994)
Heron Point, Ancaster, Ontario - (1993)
National Pines, Barrie, Ontario - (1993)
Ottawa Hunt, Ottawa, Ontario - (1993)
Camelot, Ottawa, Ontario - (1993)
Kanata, Ottawa, Ontario - (1992)
Deer Ridge, Kitchener, Ontario - (1992)
Port Carling, Muskoka, Ontario - (1991)
Deerhurst Highlands, Huntsville, Ontario - (1990)
Hockley Valley, Orangeville, Ontario - (1990)

1980s[edit]

Monterra, Collingwood, Ontario - (1989)
Pointe West, Amherstberg, Ontario - (1989)
Beacon Hall, Aurora, Ontario - (1988) [4]

Design awards[edit]

There are 12 McBroom designs listed in the 2006 SCOREGolf Magazine Top 100 Golf Courses in Canada - more than any other living architect. They include: Beacon Hall (5), Crowbush Cove (10), Rocky Crest (19), Deerhurst Highlands (30), Le Géant (34), Deer Ridge (39), Bell Bay (40), Heron Point (52), Granite Golf (80), Algonquin (82), Lake Joseph (86) and National Pines (92).

McBroom has been the recipient of the Golf Digest Best New Canadian award 6 times. Winning courses include: The Links at Crowbush Cove (1994), The Lake Joseph Club (1997), Bell Bay Golf Club (1998), Timberwolf Golf Club (2000), The Ridge at Manitou (2006), and Tobiano (2008).

References[edit]

  1. ^ McKee, Ken (21 August 1994). "Golf course designers turn fields to dreams". Toronto Star. p. B1. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  2. ^ McBroom, Tom. Thomas McBroom Associates http://www.thomasmcbroom.com/our-story/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ McBroom, Tom. Thomas McBroom Associates http://www.thomasmcbroom.com/renovations/. Retrieved 11 September 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ McBroom, Tom. Thomas McBroom Associates http://www.thomasmcbroom.com/projects/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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