Top 100 Golf Courses of Canada 2013

Top 100 Golf Courses of Canada 2013

Our 2013 Canadian golf course rankings include 12 new entries

July 2013

In terms of visitors to the Top 100 website, Canadians rank third behind UK and US visitors. Given the large number of browsers from the Great White North, we felt we should take a longer and harder look at Canada’s best golf courses for 2013.

First we have a new No.1 in the shape of St George’s Golf & Country Club. This fine old Stanley Thompson layout has pushed Highlands Links, another fine old Stanley Thompson course, into second place.

Cabot Links - photo courtesy of John MackinnonSagebrush moves into the Top 10… about time you may say, and Cabot Links debuts just outside the Top 10… no surprises there for those that have played it, other than to suggest it may have debuted even higher.

One new entry that may surprise is the inclusion of Goodwood Golf Club, straight in at No.20. This Martin Ebert design is set out on the glacial moraine landscape to the north of Toronto and was conceived by the late Canadian entrepreneur Gordon Stollery as a private golfing retreat. Very few golfers will walk the Goodwood fairways but those that have teed it up here wax lyrically about the experience.

In at No.36, leapfrogging the original Osprey and Redtail nines (now called the Predator course), is the new Ridge layout at Predator Ridge – the result of nine new holes added to a completely remodelled Peregrine nine by architect Doug Carrick. The routing of the Ridge course takes advantage of the site’s elevation changes to locate some lofty tee positions that thrill most golfers.

So much has changed in our brand new Canadian Top 100 that it would require a detailed dissertation to describe all the changes. However, one thing worthy of mention is that we have extended our rankings for all ten Canadian Provinces. Our Best in Province rankings are now more detailed than most published ranking lists, but we’ve yet to create a Top 100 for Ontario, although we have managed to create an interesting Top 80.

If you would like to help us improve our future Canadian golf course rankings, please get in touch via email to [email protected] - additionally if you know anything about golf in Canada’s remote territories of Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories, please contact us.

Scroll down to see our latest 2013 Canadian Top 100 golf course rankings.

Keith Baxter

Editor-in-Chief
www.top100golfcourses.com


2013

2012

Course

1

2

St George's

2

1

Highlands Links

3

3

National Golf Club of Canada

4

4

Hamilton (West & South)

5

6

Jasper Park Lodge

6

5

Capilano

7

7

Devil's Paintbrush

8

8

Banff Springs

9

30

Sagebrush

10

9

Beacon Hall

11

NR

Cabot Links

12

10

Royal Montreal (Blue)

13

11

Shaughnessy

14

20

Westmount

15

12

Muskoka Bay

16

14

Toronto

17

15

Tobiano

18

17

Coppinwood

19

16

Redtail

20

NR

Goodwood

21

25

Devil's Pulpit

22

22

Eagles Nest

23

24

Blackhawk

24

13

Rocky Crest

25

18

Bigwin Island

26

21

Links at Crowbush Cove

27

19

Oviinbyrd

28

26

Humber Valley (River)

29

28

Mississaugua

30

37

Mount Bruno

31

33

Memphremagog

32

23

Fox Harb’r

33

29

Victoria

34

27

Osprey Valley (Heathlands)

35

54

Big Sky

36

NR

Predator Ridge (Ridge)

37

49

Georgian Bay

38

36

Cobble Beach

39

34

Royal Colwood

40

32

Dakota Dunes

41

40

St Thomas

42

31

Glen Abbey

43

58

Essex

44

55

Calgary

45

50

Greywolf

46

43

Rosedale

47

38

Wolf Creek (Old)

48

42

Scarboro

49

62

Stewart Creek

50

45

Deerhurst (Highlands)

51

35

Taboo

52

47

Weston

53

51

Brantford

54

41

Kananaskis (Mt. Lorette)

55

87

Ridge at Manitou

56

61

Lookout Point

57

72

Le Geant

58

80

London Hunt

59

56

Le Diable

60

59

Thornhill

61

71

Copper Creek

62

52

Chateau Whistler

63

91

Summit

64

65

Maple Downs

65

NR

Cherry Hill

66

75

Oakdale (Homenuik & Thompson)

67

NR

Mad River

68

79

Bear Mountain (Mountain)

69

NR

Kawartha

70

67

Dundarave

71

57

Osprey Valley (Hoot)

72

66

Cataraqui

73

46

Nicklaus North

74

39

Glen Arbour

75

85

Heritage Pointe (Desert & Heritage)

76

96

Beaconsfield

77

NR

Lambton

78

77

Algonquin

79

44

Kananaskis (Mt. Kidd)

80

93

Black Bear Ridge

81

60

Laval-sur-le-lac (Green)

82

76

Priddis Greens (Hawk)

83

53

St Charles (Ross & MacKenzie)

84

64

Le Maitre de Mont-Tremblant

85

48

Magna

86

98

Burlington

87

NR

Brudenell River

88

78

Predator Ridge (Predator)

89

70

King Valley

90

83

Heron Point

91

81

Salmon Arm

92

NR

Wyndance

93

NR

Rideau View

94

NR

Chateau Montebello

95

94

Eagle Creek

96

68

Pine Ridge

97

73

Royal Montreal (Red)

98

86

Deer Ridge

99

NR

Niakwa

100

69

Glencoe (Glen Forest)

NR – Not Ranked

Golf courses that dropped out of the Canadian Top 100 (previous Top 100 ranking in brackets): (63) Marine Drive, (74) Fairmont Manoir Richelieu, (82) Bell Bay, (84) Angus Glen (South), (88) Bayview, (89) Wooden Sticks, (90) Eagle Ranch, (92) Sunningdale (Thompson), (95) Riverside, (97) Royal Mayfair, (99) Northern Bear, (100) Radium (Springs).

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