Top 100 Golf Courses of Canada 2013
Our 2013 Canadian golf course rankings include 12 new entries
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.
Sagebrush 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.
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).
Navigate to Canada’s Best In Province pages by clicking on the following links:
Alberta – Best In Province Golf Courses
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