is the home of Mike Weir who recently became the first
Canadian to win the Masters. The province has some of the most highly
concentrated golfing regions in North America, and is home to many
internationally renowned courses. But it's more than great courses
that make Ontario such a natural destination for your golf vacation.
Only its après-golf scene rivals Ontario 's great golf courses.
Your choices are limited only by your imagination. In addition to the
game's popularity and its unsurpassed collection of courses, Canada is
quickly becoming a golf destination of choice for so many reasons.
Here's a sample of the golf experiences in Ontario:
The Muskoka region is where you will find Taboo, the 18-hole
golf course that Mike Weir has chosen as his exclusive home course.
Architect Ron Garl has described this 7,200-yard course as "frequently
challenging, always enjoyable and eminently memorable".
Voted best new Canadian Golf Course of 1995 by Golf Digest, and
designed by Doug Carrick,
has been awarded the 2002 and 2007 Bell Canadian Open, as well as the
2001 Telus Skins Game.
Deerhurst Resort, ranked number two by Score magazine in the "Best Golf Resort" category offers 2 courses: The Deerhurst
Highlands championship course designed by architects Robert Cupp and
Thomas McBroom, and the par 65 Deerhurst Lakeside design by Thomas
Score magazine rated
as Canada's best public course. Jack Nicklaus' first solo design is held in high esteem by
Tour players for its difficulty: "The Valley", a five-hole stretch
from the 11th tee, is renowned as one of the PGA Tour's toughest. The
Club is also home to The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.
Mark O'Meara designed
Grandview Golf Club,
which boasts spectacularly beautiful, rugged terrain, wide fairways, shallow
bunkers and gently slopping greens that make this course both
challenging and highly playable.
Hockley Valley Resort,
acclaimed golf architect Thomas
McBroom has created an unforgettable Scottish-style links course known
as the "shot makers' course", Hockley Valley challenges the versatile
golfers and rewards accuracy.
Named Best New Canadian Course of 1997 by Golf Digest magazine,
renowned golf architect Thomas McBroom has designed The Lake Joseph
Club to be as strategic as it is scenic, framed by dense forest
and granite outcroppings.
At Rocky Crest Golf Club, situated at the north end of Lake
Joseph, golf architect Thomas McBroom sculpted this course out of the
Canadian Shield of Muskoka, framed by forest of pine, white birch and
At Legends on the Niagara, golf architects Doug Carrick and
Thomas McBroom have created two championship 18-hole courses -
Ussher's Creek and Battlefield - complemented by a 9-hole short
course. This facility is adjacent to a War of 1812 battlefield where
the Battle of Chippawa was fought.
Golf Digest calls
"one of the best courses, public or
private, to be found anywhere." Course architect Ted Baker designed
two 18-hole courses, the Florida-type Masters and the demanding
Legends - a total of 14,318 yards.
Called "One of the five best public courses in Ontario" by Score
magazine - and simply "Canada's toughest golf course by others, St.
Andrew's Valley is as beautiful as it is challenging, with water
coming into play on 14 holes.
Located against the backdrop of the Niagara River whirlpool and gorge,
is a championship course designed by golf
architect Stanley Thompson, ranked as one of the Top 100 Courses in
Canada and rated as a 4 star facility by Golf Digest.
was designed to capture the spirit found in some
of today's most recognized golf landscapes. Golf course architect Ron
Garl created holes inspired by Augusta , St. Andrew's, Royal Troon,
Camoustle, Sawgrass and Pine Valley.
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