Niakwa is a beautiful 18 hole parkland course designed by Stanley Thompson, recently updated by Doug Carrick to remain true to this philosophy. Niakwa is a tremendous golf experience for all levels. The Niakwa Country Club was launched in the fall of 1921 by a few enthusiasts who envisioned a need in Winnipeg for a high quality golf course, close to the city. On November 1, 1921, a final decision was made to move forward with development and to name the club “Niakwa” meaning “Winding River”. Stanley Thompson, internationally renowned Canadian golf architect, arrived in November 1922 to begin design. Thompson took full advantage of the Seine River and the ravines that ran through the property.