Dr. William H. Cresswell, a local veterinarian purchased the O.A. Hepburn farm on News Years Day 1960 along with two investors for $25,000. David Ferguson head groundskeeper for Imperial Tobacco Ltd. Aylmer Plant at the time and former golf professional from Scotland designed the first nine holes for Pleasant Valley.
In 1962 the course opened for its first season. When the Royal Canadian Air Force training camp near Aylmer closed, the former sergeants’ building was acquired by the club and moved to Pleasant Valley to become the clubhouse that along with several additions still stands today.