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Top 100 Golf Courses of Canada 2013

15 July, 2013
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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.

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.

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).

Navigate to Canada’s Best In Province pages by clicking on the following links:

Alberta – Best In Province Golf Courses
British Columbia – Best In Province Golf Courses
Manitoba – Best In Province Golf Courses
New Brunswick – Best In Province Golf Courses
Newfoundland and Labrador – Best In Province Golf Courses
Nova Scotia – Best In Province Golf Courses
Ontario – Best In Province Golf Courses
Prince Edward Island – Best In Province Golf Courses
Quebec – Best In Province Golf Courses
Saskatchewan – Best In Province Golf Courses

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