About the Course
The Golf Course
Heart of the Beverly – outstanding golf
The Beverly is everything any golfer could hope for. Located in the picturesque countryside near the village of Copetown, just minutes west of Hamilton, The Beverly has matured since its founding into a subtle and challenging course that ranks with the best in Ontario.
- 18 hole championship course
- Four sets of tees from 6524 yards (127/71.4) to 5147 yards (119/69.2)
- Full-service Pro Shop
- Complete practice facility
- Lessons available from PGA Professionals
- Junior program
- Mens', ladies' and mixed programs and tournaments
- Complete back shop service
- Club Cleaning and storage
- Shoe Cleaning
- Electronic Cart storage facilities
- Ontario Ladies Golf Association Club Champions Championship
- CPGA Whirlpool Championship
- Ontario Golf Association Amateur Qualifying Site
- CPGA Summer Championship
- 2007 Ontario Senior Mens Amateur Championship
- 2014 Canadian PGA Seniors' Championship
- Hamilton Halton Junior Tour
- Ontario Junior Team Championship
A Classic Design
"Beverly remains a classic course, while being perfectly suited to today’s game of golf."
The 18-hole, par 70, 6,507-yard layout at Beverly Golf and Country Club is a classic example of design from renowned golf course architect Clinton E. “Robbie” Robinson (1907-1989).
The course was laid out and constructed between 1957-60 as a “spacious course” at the request of the club’s founders. With ample space on naturally rolling terrain, on-site water features including a creek and a small lake, and the planting of thousands of trees, Robinson was provided the ingredients to create an exceptional golf course.
Robinson was an apprentice to Stanley Thompson, one of Canada’s greatest golf course architects. Under Thompson, Robinson was involved in building several of Canada’s signature courses, including Capilano, Cape Breton Highlands, Bayview and St. George’s. Robinson’s own designs include Brudenell, Credit Valley and Beverly. In total, Robinson designed, redesigned or expanded more than 100 courses worldwide. Robinson’s greatest contribution to the sport was likely his involvement in the turfgrass industry. His commitment to this area led to his appointment as Director of the Green Section for the Royal Canadian Golf Association from 1949 to 1968. Robinson has been inducted into both the Ontario and Canadian Golf Halls of Fame.
At Beverly, golfers experience classic Robinson design elements. Robinson designed courses for their playability, often providing entrances to the green where a golfer was given the choice of running the ball up, or flying it to the pin. He typically set bunkers on one or both sides of the green, rather than directly in front, in order to leave the entrance open to the green. He also angled his greens to the line of play, so there would be flexibility of pin placements; pins could be set for the average golfer, or in more challenging positions for tournament play. Robinson greens often involve interesting contour, which is certainly the case at Beverly.
In the early stages of his career, Robinson helped build courses by hand with wheelbarrows, and was closely involved in course maintenance as a greens superintendent. This hands-on experience influenced his future design, which took into account course maintenance and the flow of people and maintenance equipment. His greens were considered large, which provided maintenance crews more pin placement options and therefore healthier greens. His bunkers are traditionally shaped – typically without elaborate fingers or capes – to allow for easier maintenance.
Beverly’s signature hole is the 180-yard par-3 12th. It features many classic Robinson elements, including a large, steeply contoured green where pin placement affects club selection and shot strategy. An opening to the green is flanked by a bunker on the front right corner of the green and a small pond to the left. Par is achievable, but not easy on this hole!
The course was updated in 1999 and 2000 by Doug Carrick, a Robinson apprentice and now one of Canada's best-known golf architects. A golf course master plan was developed in 2011 by golf course designer Ian Andrew. The long term plan is being used as a guide for golf course changes, including updates to the 7th and 13th holes in 2011 and a bunker renovation program in 2014.