Course Construction Begins
Course construction commenced during the summer of 1950 in a wooded area near Lake St. George. Ed Leeder, the original owner and builder, faced significant challenges in constructing the course due to the land being overgrown with waist-high grass, dense forest, and massive rocks. The project cost Mr. Leeder all the funds he could muster, forcing him to sell his car and Toronto home to finance it. When asked about this, he simply replied, "Owning a golf course is all I've ever desired."
The image below shows the early stages of construction, showcasing maintenance paths and preliminary green shaping on the north course.