In 1922, the Burlington Golf & Country Club was born and construction of the 18 hole golf course and a clubhouse was completed in 1924. The Stanley Thompson layout has for a longtime been considered one of the finest conditioned courses in Canada receiving top 3 recognition in 1996.
In the 1950’s the growing interest in the sport of curling hit southern Ontario and many clubs were started. BGCC took this opportunity to build a rink with a unique floating slab which housed six sheets of ice. The members saw this as a way of providing a facility which allowed year round activity to help the overall membership to grow and prosper. Since 2003, the club has completely modernized and upgraded it’s curling mechanical operation. In 2011, both the structural and curling floors were replaced in the rink to ensure another 50 years of curling at the club.
Over the years, the club has hosted many Ontario Curling Championships, and has had the honour of claiming provincial championship banners in Men’s and Ladies competitions. In November of 2009, which was the 50th Anniversary of Curling at the club, we were a proud host of the Canadian Mixed Championship. In 2010, a group of 10 male curlers entered into the Terry Fox Marathon, an event to raise money for the charity in Terry Fox’s name, with the goal being to play the longest curling game ever. They were successful and were awarded the Guinness World Record for the longest curling marathon with a time of 54 hours and 1 minute.
We look forward to many more years of excellent curling and fun at BGCC.