The Beaconsfield Golf Club in Quebec, Canada, has appointed Jeff Mingay and Christine Fraser as consulting architects and will develop a master plan for renovation work.
Beaconsfield was founded in 1904 with an original six holes. The layout was extensively renovated in 1941 by Stanley Thompson and now considered by many as a Thompson ‘original’.
Mingay and Fraser will work closely with the club’s superintendent Daniel Read on evaluating the entire facility, and their work will include tree management, drainage, golf course features and teeing options.
“Throughout the interview and proposal process at Beaconsfield, I fell in love with the place,” said Mingay. “It’s a very distinctive property with unparalleled history and outstanding clubhouse architecture, that also happens to feature one of Stanley Thompson’s most creative golf course designs. Christine and I are very excited about this opportunity to dust off the best elements of Thompson’s original design while also ensuring that the course functions in a modern context relative to contemporary golfers’ expectations.”
“As part of developing a long-range golf course improvement plan at Beaconsfield, I’m most excited to ensure that the club’s female members are effectively heard and properly represented,” said Fraser. “I think it is really important to create an equitable challenge and more so to ensure that the course provides an enjoyable experience for all types of golfers going forward.”