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Taken from Manitoba Links – A Kaleidoscopic History of Golf by J. Alan Hackett
Virden Organizes a Golf Course
“The Virden Wellview Golf Club has two accomplishments to be very proud of. It is the first organized golf club in Manitoba and the oldest continuous club in Manitoba.
It was established in Virden by a handful of Scots who had settled in the area. The first meeting was held in the C.J. Thomson elected president and captain; Peter B.H. Ramsay, vice-president; and B.A. Herring, secretary-treasurer. A committee was appointed to select the grounds and lay out a nine hole course.
The first nine-hole course was laid out around the hospital which at the time stood in a large open space. This sufficed for a time until a horse pasture was rented on the premises of the present course. It was necessary to erect low one-strand wire fences for the protection of the sand greens as the horses chose them as favourite spots on which to roll.
On May 7, 1892, the Virden Golf Club was formally established with shares sold to the members. The quarter section was bought and in turn rented to the golf club. Patches of shrub and trees and a meandering creek, crossed twice in play, presenting enough natural hazards to make the game interesting.
In the summer of 1964, Virden golfers were greeted by unique hazards unknown to most golf courses – oil wells. The wells were place by Paradise Petroleum so that none would hamper play on the first site staked between No 1 and No 3 fairways.
Mineral and surface rights are owned by the shareholders of Virden Golf and Country Club, a small group formed back in 1892 when the course was built. Only a limited number of shares were issued.
Organized in 1892, it is the oldest continuous club in Manitoba.