Ontario

Ontario, although not the largest province or territory in Canada, is the nation’s most populous, with four and a half million people living in Toronto, its largest city. The rocky Canadian Shield is a heavily forested area covering large swathes of land to the north of the province so most of the cities and general infrastructure are concentrated within the 53,000 square miles that comprise the Southern Ontario region.

The Golf Association of Ontario was founded in 2001, following the merger of the Ontario Golf Association and Ontario Ladies Golf Association and this new governing body organises over 100 competitions annually for male and female golfers in all age groups. With 115,000 golfers affiliated to more than 420 clubs, the GAO divides its membership into 14 more manageable districts.

There’s a wide choice of superior golf courses to be found in Ontario. If it’s classic old layouts that appeal most to you then check out a pair of Stanley Thompson-designed courses from the late 1920s at St George’s and Westmount or take a look at the old Harry Colt tracks at Hamilton (1916) and Toronto (1911). On the other hand, if modern courses are what you prefer, then the Tom McBroom course at Rocky Crest or the 18 holes designed by Doug Carrick at Muskoka Bay might just be to your taste.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Ontario

St George's Golf & Country Club - Ontario

1st Ontario - Best in Area

With tight twisting fairways and undulating terrain, St George’s Golf & Country Club is a man and woman-sized test of golf and four-time host to the Canadian Open.

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Hamilton (West & South) - Canada

2nd Ontario - Best in Area

Hamilton Golf & Country Club, or Ancaster as it is known locally, is located on land which once known as Grange Farm and it is set most beautifully in elegant, heavily wooded seclusion.

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National Golf Club of Canada

3rd Ontario - Best in Area

With narrow, undulating and tree-lined fairways, it’s easy to see on the surface why the National Golf Club of Canada is so tough.

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Toronto

4th Ontario - Best in Area

Toronto Golf Club was Canada’s first championship course and was the yardstick against which all future golf courses would be measured.

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Devil's Paintbrush

5th Ontario - Best in Area

Devil’s Paintbrush is as close to a links style of course that you can get over terrain that is nowhere near the sea...

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Beacon Hall

6th Ontario - Best in Area

Beacon Hall Golf Club is a private, 18-hole course contained within a 265-acre site which is located on the Oak Ridges Moraine, a thirty-minute drive north of Toronto.

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Westmount

7th Ontario - Best in Area

Westmount Golf & Country Club was designed by legendary golf course architect Stanley Thompson, who constructed many of Canada’s top tracks between the First and Second World Wars.

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Muskoka Bay

8th Ontario - Best in Area

The golf course at Muskoka Bay Club sits at “The Gateway to the Muskoka Lake District” and it’s within this rugged landscape that Doug Carrick designed a layout that blends in beautifully with its surroundings.

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Oviinbyrd

9th Ontario - Best in Area

Developed by entrepreneur Peter Schwartz, Oviinbyrd is an exclusive golf club that first opened in 2005 with members playing on a Thomas McBroom designed course.

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Goodwood

10th Ontario - Best in Area

Set out on the glacial moraine landscape to the north of Toronto, the course at Goodwood Golf Club is a new millennium layout that was conceived by the late Canadian entrepreneur Gordon Stollery as a private golfing retreat...

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