Whitevale Golf Club Wedding
Shannon and Colin got an absolutely perfect June day for their Whitevale Golf Club Wedding. Many thanks to the Whitevale Golf Club for their hospitality and stunning venue.
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A little bit more about the Whitevale Golf Club:
“Whitevale’s first architect, Mother Nature, must have been a golfer when she decided to melt a massive glacier that created the Oak Ridges Moraine, a dynamic landform with undulating topography, an abundant aquifer, and a diversity of vegetation that includes rare and endangered species. On this natural canvas, Jack Boyes, fulfilled a lifelong dream of designing and building his own golf course (with some help from an old friend and accomplished golf architect Bill Diddel).
Jack’s vision included three tenets that continue to characterize Whitevale Golf Club today: a high-quality golf experience, genuine hospitality and friendships, and a place where members have a financial stake and a say in the future of the Club.
In 1955, Jack Boyes purchased the property for $25,000 from the Seebeck family, who had farmed the land for over 100 years. The original farmhouse was incorporated into the clubhouse, the farm’s driving shed served as pro shop and its foundation can still be seen adjacent to the first tee.The Beatty Pump windmill was restored and remains a fixture of the Club today.
On June 14th, 1958, the first game of golf was played, and soon after, 140 members incorporated Whitevale Golf Club as a private golf club. Being new afforded Jack the opportunity to be progressive, and Whitevale quickly became known as an inclusive private golf club that was particularly supportive of women and juniors, with no ethnic or religious boundaries, just a common love of golf. Jack and Winnie Boyes, along with daughter Carol and Greens Superintendent Ab Reeves, ran the Club until 1970. Gus Maue was Whitevale’s first Head Golf Professional.
In 1974, the Provincial Government expropriated the property for a planned city, Cedarwood, which would neighbour the proposed North Pickering Airport. The airport properties were held in abeyance for a number of years by the Federal government, and so from 1974 to 1999 Whitevale members leased the Club from the Province.”
Sourced from: https://whitevalegolfclub.com/ourhistory