Lakeland Golf Management announced today that LOBB + PARTNERS have been hired with specific goals of revitalizing the historic Waterton Lakes Golf Course in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, following Parks Canada awarding a 25-year lease to Lakeland Golf Company to manage, operate, maintain and make capital improvements to the golf course.
Situated in the southwest corner of the province, Waterton Lakes’ original nine hole golf course opened in 1922 at the hands of Bill Thomson, the head golf professional at Banff Springs. An additional nine was opened in 1935, with Stanley Thompson consulting on the property until his death in the early 1950’s. The golf course sits at the base of the Rocky Mountains overlooking Waterton Lakes National Park and into Glacier National Park, Montana.
“Our team’s approach to intelligent design and sustainability strives to maximize the positive impacts Waterton Lakes Golf Course can have on its social and environmental settings,” said design associate Alex Hay, who is based in Whistler.
Specifically, LOBB + Partners look to merge the golf course with the local surroundings and focus on sustainability.
Included in the project, LOBB + PARTNERS have suggested increasing the connection with the surroundings of the natural landscape, and to help educate golfers on the importance of protecting the local wildlife that calls the golf course home. Elk, deer, moose, and black bears are common sightings throughout the round.
Lakeland Golf Management is a golf management company based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Their portfolio includes ten golf courses in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, including notables such as Falcon Lake (MB), Lakeview Hecla (MB), Tor Hill (SK), and now Waterton Lakes (AB).
LOBB + PARTNERS is an international multi-discipline practice architecture firm founded in 2016 specializing in golf development design and renovation. In 2018, LOBB + PARTNERS established their Canadian office in British Columbia with design associates Alex Hay and Oliver Tubb.