Golf Course Architecture - Issue 66, October 2021

38 TEE BOX FROM THE ARCHI VE 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-hole routing. The layout was extensively renovated in 1941 by Stanley Thompson and is now considered by many as a Thompson original. Mingay and Fraser will work closely with the club’s superintendent Daniel Read to evaluate the entire facility, and their work will cover 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. Jeff Mingay and Christine Fraser develop master plan for Beaconsfield