Caughnawaga golf club.
Centennial, Expo '67 and the Birth of Pattons
Caughnawaga Golf Club Thriving After 32 Years
By: Bob Oliver
Think of the year 1967 and anyone old enough -and perhaps a number of
the younger set- will likely have Canada’s centennial and Expo ‘67
pop quickly into their minds.
Another memory of 1967 for people in Kahnawake and the surrounding areas
who are old enough is the birth of the Caughnawaga Golf Club, affectionately
known to many as "Pattons".
While both Expo and the CGC were born in the same year another striking
similarity between the two is the fact that both entities started off
as a chunk of land that through the hard work of man’s bare hands
became long-lasting creations.
Most of the original buildings erected on the Expo ‘67 site have
long since disappeared with the exception of La Ronde amusement park the
regatta lake swimming hole, Parc des Iles, the Jacques Villeneuve race
track, the Casino and the Olympic basin, Expo for all intents and purposes,
is still alive and thriving. By the same token, the Caughnawaga Golf Club,
that prior to 1967, was a piece of farmland, is also still very much alive
-and should we say- driving.