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In Photos: Highlands Links and Stanley Thompson Memorial

Signature par-3 3rd hole at Highlands Links

Signature par-3 3rd hole at Highlands Links

As Rob detailed in his post last week, Highlands Links is in as good a shape as its ever been. It still needs work in many areas (most notably 6), but the restoration spearheaded by Ian Andrew and executed by Highlands’ Graham Hudson and his team has made a huge improvement in the conditioning of this national gem. This having been my third visit, its the best shape I’ve seen it in.

Here’s the visual evidence:

Raised green of the short par-4 4th hole. Highlands Links

Raised green of the short par-4 4th hole.

From behind the green on the 4th hole at Highlands Links

From behind the green on the 4th hole at Highlands Links

The challenging 8th hole at Highlands Links

The challenging 8th hole at Highlands Links

Par-5 11th hole at Highlands Links

Par-5 11th hole at Highlands Links

Sunset in the valley at the par-3 12th hole at Highlands Links

Sunset in the valley at the par-3 12th hole at Highlands Links

Looking down fairway towards the ocean on 15.

Looking down fairway towards the ocean on 15.

We were also lucky enough to attend the ceremony to unveil the Stanley Thompson memorial while we were at Highlands Links. A life sized statue and memorial plaque commemorating Stanley Thompson as a person of historical significance was unveiled by Parks Canada and the Stanley Thompson Historical Society.

Stanley Thompson memorial statue at Highlands Links

Stanley Thompson memorial statue at Highlands Links

Stanley Thompson memorial plaque person of historical significance.

Stanley Thompson memorial plaque

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