History of the Fernie Golf Club

The Fernie Golf Club is one of the oldest in Canada and in 2018, the club celebrated its centennial.  One hundred years of continuous operation is quite an accomplishment given that the City of Fernie is only 14 years older.


At every stage of its 100+ year history and development the FGC owes its beginnings to continued support and contributions by local citizens and businesses.  Since the early coal mine and forestry industries were founded in the late 1800s the City of Fernie (incorporated in 1904) has endured significant hardships along with considerable growth and prosperity.  Today, Fernie is a growing center for outdoor recreation but continues to celebrate its beginnings as a coal mining and lumber town.  The FGC, like the city at its door step, has undergone many changes since the club was founded in 1918.  The course development and enhancements have occurred due to the imagination, initiative and contributions from its members, local citizens and businesses.  Throughout  this evolution, the club has retained its humble, community based roots while offering an excellent golfing experience for local residents and visitors.  It is notable that the club’s guiding principles focus on providing a positive experience for guests, members, staff and community.