Pelham Business Association - Think Local, Shop Pelham

Meet Tom Vanderlip of Peninsula Lakes Golf Club
Meet Tom Vanderlip of Peninsula Lakes Golf Club

I'm Tom and want you to love golf as much as I do!

This Personal Profile is part of the  Portraits of Pelham Business Series presented by the Pelham Business Association.

This special series of Portraits and Personal Profiles showcases the people that own and operate our local businesses.

We invite you to take the time to visit learn more about the many, many interesting and inspiring people that have chosen Pelham as home base for their life’s work and ambition.

Full Name


Tom Vanderlip

Business Name


Peninsula Lakes Golf Club






What business achievement are
you most proud of?


I am very proud of a number of things we do here at the club, including our reputation as one of the premier golf facilities in Ontario, but the last few years I am really proud of our Junior Golf Program. We have over 130 young men and women that are learning to love the great game of golf.

Tell us one interesting fact
about yourself that not many
people would know.


That my dad was the caddy for Larry Mize when he won the 1987 Masters....the miracle chip in!

Where do you go/what do you do
to unwind?


Nothing better than spending time with my beautiful family. My wife Tara, my son Jaxon, my daughter Devyn and our faithful, yet disobedient black lab Dexter. Spending time with them is the BEST!

What three words would you use
to describe Pelham?


Small town charm ..That's more like a three word saying but you get the point :)

What is your favourite part
about running a business in


I love getting to know the people in the community. It is wonderful to stop at local shops and know peoples names.





Hitting balls on the driving range at Pen Lakes



Zest...and of course the The Quarry Lounge Restaurant at Pen Lakes!



At "The Urban" with my wife on date night!

Listen to music?


Hooked on Thursday's at the Bandshell




I jog the cart paths each morning before work just to get the blood pumping

Read the morning paper?   

No, I spend the early parts of my morning watching Spiderman or Harry and his bucket full of dinosaurs.

This Portraits of Pelham feature campaign image was created by local photographer, Bryan Caporicci

Sign Up To Get Our News
Mokus Restaurant of Fonthill
Queensbury Securities Inc. - Gallant Financial Services
TAG Computer Services Niagara
Forestgreen Creations
Pelham Hills Golf Club
Fonthill Massage Therapy Clinic
PLUMM Construction
Lissaje Esthetics
Seniors on the Move
McAvoy, Belan & Campbell

Think Local. Shop Pelham!

Where we shop, where we eat and have fun - all of it makes our community home!

Local stores help to sustain vibrant workable town centres and are more directly accountable for their own environmental practices. Local business owners and their employees take more time to get to know their customers. YOU!

Read More