With more than 60 timeless classics in his portfolio, Tom McBroom has risen to the top of Canada’s architectural ranks and onto the international stage. Since 1982, the Toronto native, a graduate of the University of Guelph’s School of Landscape Architecture has designed many of this country’s most memorable and strategically challenging golf courses.
While his work has dominated the Ontario landscape with such signature designs as The Raven Golf Club at Lora Bay, Rocky Crest GC, National Pines GC, The Ridge at Manitou and Wildfire GC, Tom has also developed projects in Nova Scotia, P.E.I., Quebec and British Columbia. He is a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects and regularly contributes articles to newspapers and golf publications throughout Canada.
Five of his designs have been awarded the coveted Golf Digest Best New Canadian Course; The Links at Crowbush Cove in 1994, The Lake Joseph Club in 1997, Bell Bay Golf Club in 1998 Timberwolf Golf Club in 2000 and The Ridge at Manitou in 2006. Twelve of Tom’s courses were ranked in the Top 100 courses in Canada by SCORE Golf magazine in 2006, the only other golf course architect with more courses in the top 100 is the legendary Stanley Thompson, with 14.
In addition to his other golf/real estate projects such as, Le Géant at Mont Tremblant in Quebec, The Raven Golf Club at Lora Bay in Thornbury, Ontario and Morgan Creek just south of Vancouver, Tom’s two outstanding layouts; Tobiano Golf Course in Kamloops (opened in summer of 2007) and the Tower Ranch Course for Intrawest in Kelowna (opened in Spring 2008) are comprehensive master planned communities, each with in excess of 1,000 residential units.
Upcoming projects in British Columbia include Red Mountain in Rossland with Annika Sorenstam, Kinnikinnik in Kelowna and Kicking Horse Mountain in Golden, all promising to be outstanding projects on spectacular sites.
In addition to new projects, Tom consults for several of Canada’s finest established golf courses. He will unveil two major renovation projects this summer, Port Carling Golf & Country Club in Ontario and the Stanley Thompson designed Green Gables Golf Course in Cavendish, P.E.I. New construction this year includes a location change and new course for Southwood Golf and Country Club in Winnipeg, Manitoba.