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Scarboro

Toronto, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
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George Cumming, the 1905 Canadian Open champion, designed the course at Scarboro Golf & Country Club and it opened in 1914, two years after the club was formed. Ten years later, A. W. Tillinghast remodeled 11 of the 18 holes on the layout. Surprisingly, the course is the one and only remaining Canadian project that ‘Tillie” worked on.

Stanley Thompson is also credited with some input, reducing the degree of slope on the 8th hole in 1947 and Graham Cooke was involved in later renovation work, but the course was more recently renovated by Ian Andrew and Gil Hanse.

The 144-acre Scarboro Golf & Country Club site was the venue of four Canadian Opens and three of these championships were decided by one stroke (Sam Snead in 1940, Dave Douglas in 1953 and Doug Ford in 1963) with Bobby Locke winning the 1947 event by two shots from Ed “Porky” Oliver.

Set out on a rolling landscape where fairways are framed by towering trees, greens are often severely contoured and a dozen holes are interrupted by the winding Highland Creek. Scarboro is an Olde Worlde gem which just might be the most underrated course in the country.

Despite a modest overall length of around 6,500 yards, the course possesses a rich mix of holes. Its par five holes at the 576-yard 1st, 560-yard 6th and 527-yard 10th are all solid three-shotters whilst its par threes (particularly the 204-yard 2nd) are a delight to play.

Those holes are very good but many believe the 284-yard 7th and 320-yard 15th holes to be the real stars of the show at Scarboro as they are regarded as two of the best short par fours in Canadian golf.

George Cumming, the 1905 Canadian Open champion, designed the course at Scarboro Golf & Country Club and it opened in 1914, two years after the club was formed. Ten years later, A. W. Tillinghast remodeled 11 of the 18 holes on the layout. Surprisingly, the course is the one and only remaining Canadian project that ‘Tillie” worked on.

Stanley Thompson is also credited with some input, reducing the degree of slope on the 8th hole in 1947 and Graham Cooke was involved in later renovation work, but the course was more recently renovated by Ian Andrew and Gil Hanse.

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A. W. Tillinghast

A.W. Tillinghast’s father took him to St Andrews in 1896 and introduced him to Old Tom Morris. His golfing passion developed rapidly following lessons from the old master and four-time Open Champion.

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