Our Philosophy


One of the best semi-private golf and wedding facilities in Southwestern Ontario, the St. Marys Golf & Country Club offers excellent, consistent golf course conditions and unparalleled customer service. Our rich history comes from the love of the game of golf and our passion for weddings—something we hope to share with future generations. With that in mind, we aim to provide the best of experiences to golfers of all abilities, and a stunning space for weddings and special events.

St. Marys Golf & Country Club is owned by four families from the area. We choose to operate the Club consistent with our family values, with great respect for community asset that is this amazing property. In an industry that is often described as challenging, we are devoted to the continuous improvement and long-term success of the Club. We show our commitment through regular reinvestment in the golf course, banquet facilities and the surrounding property. 


Meet Our Team


Rob Staffen, Board of Directors and and Co-Owner

On behalf of the ownership group, let me welcome you to the St. Marys Golf & Country Club. Our family has a long history of entrepreneurship and with our incredible partners, we share a passion for outstanding customer service, with the goal of giving you more than you expect. We are working to pass on this legacy to the next generation of owners with the additions of our Pro Shop Manager, Kellen Fifield and Director of Operations, Matt Staffen. If you have suggestions for improvement, please share them with us. We hope you enjoy the Club whether for golf or for your special occasion, and look forward to your return.


Sandy Fifield, Superintendent and Co-Owner

With over 25 years of experience as a golf course superintendent, Sandy has developed a reputation for the outstanding condition of her fairways and greens. She has provided that high level of quality to the St. Marys Golf & Country Club as Superintendent and Co-owner since 1993. Sandy continues to upgrade her skills through seminars and conferences, with a special interest in making course operations more environmentally responsible. “A labour of love” is how she describes her dedication. With her staff, she is committed to creating playing conditions above expectation for all who play the golf course.


 

 

Ashton Staffen, Director of Special Events

While completing her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology, at Wilfrid Laurier University, Ashton became an expert in personal relations and the ability to understand the needs of others. She then went on to post-graduate studies in Event Management, at Conestoga College, where her passion for wedding planning was fostered. Through and beyond her educational career, Ashton worked for 10 years in key office roles at Loblaw Companies Limited, focused on merchandising and customer experience, before joining the St. Marys Golf & Country Club in 2014 as Wedding & Event Manager and has since been promoted to Director of Special Events. With an incredible attention to detail and a strong compassion for her clients, Ashton delivers wedding and event services to our customers in a way that is unparalleled in the industry.


Jason Skipper, Executive Chef       

 

Beginning his culinary craft at age 15, Jason has worked at a number of area restaurants throughout his career. He spent three years at the historic Westover Inn before graduating from Fanshawe College’s Chef’s Apprentice program. Employed as Banquet Manager and Chef at the St. Marys Golf & Country Club since 2006, Jason continues to delight the palates of both golfers banqueting after a golf tournament and guests attending wedding receptions at the clubhouse. For our special event customers, Jason is always happy to help plan the menu that will perfectly compliment the occasion.


Kellen Fifield, Pro Shop & Bar ManagerKellen Fifield

With both of his parents in the business, Kellen started working at the St. Marys Golf & Country Club on the driving range, eventually joining the Maintenance staff. After graduating from Niagara College with a degree in Business Administration and Professional Golf Management, Kellen is now the Pro Shop Manager. He knows the golfer's day begins in the pro shop, so he and his staff are committed to making every customer's experience an enjoyable one.


Anne MacNeill

Anne MacNeill, Bookkeeper and Office Manager

Anne came to St. Marys Golf & Country Club in 2015 as our newest team member.  Anne has extensive Administrative Experience and held a variety of positions ranging from Human Resources to Graphic Design. While Anne's primary role is bookkeeping, she is hoping to take a more active role in helping to grow the business. With her background, Anne is aware of and understands the commitment it takes to provide outstanding service.

Matt Staffen, President and General Manager

After graduating from the Ivey Business School with an Honours in Business Administration degree, Matt worked for Loblaw Co. Ltd. as a Senior Category Manager. He left for a Masters in Business Administration at Ivey before moving to the family business. Matt joined the St. Marys Golf & Country Club team in 2014, and is committed to instilling a vision for the best possible golf, wedding, or special event experience for every customer.


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Free Golf Contest

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