Unveiled to the golfing world in 1961, the course at Glendale Golf and Country Club was designed by Norman H Woods, a former design associate of Stanley Thompson, and it extends to 7,247 yards from the back markers, with six tee positions in play at every hole to accommodate all levels of golfing skill.
Unusually, the front nine is configured with three par threes, three par fours and three par fives so there’s plenty of variety to be found at Glendale – in fact, the par fours between hole 10 and 12 is the only sequence on the scorecard where the same par is played consecutively during the round.
The club has hosted many prestigious local and regional events but the most important competitions played here were probably the 93rd and 97th editions of the Canadian Amateur Championship, won by Rob McMillan in 1996 then American Han Lee in 2000, when he claimed the title for a second time.
The tree-lined holes at Glendale are routed across wonderful rolling terrain where fairways pitch and roll in truly rollercoaster fashion from start to finish. In particular, the par fives seem to fit the grand scale of the property perfectly and the pick of these long holes is the double doglegged 605-yard 17th, which plays to a large three-tiered green that’s guarded by water to the left of the putting surface.