Matt Bosela

Like many others, I was introduced to the game of golf by my father as a youngster and fell in love with the sport instantly.

My teenage years saw me spend almost all of my free time on the golf course and I improved to the point where I'd earn the right to play in a number of key provincial and national junior championships in Canada. After one uneventful half season of varsity golf at the University of Western Ontario, I stepped away from the game for a couple years as I worked on building my career.

A low-key golf trip with some friends through the American Midwest in 2001 rekindled my interest in the game but, more importantly, this was the point when my fascination and interest in golf course architecture truly began. I started a blog in April 2005 (Now on the Tee) to talk about my adventures on and off the golf course and I continue to maintain it to this day. A key moment in the evolution of my writing and my interest in architecture took place in August 2007, when I got the opportunity to play my first World Top 100 course, the historic Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California. That amazing experience sparked my interest and desire to see as many of the world's best courses as I possibly could and I consider myself extremely fortunate to have visited so many great places in Canada, the United States and most recently, the home of golf, Scotland.

As far as my game goes, I'd reach my ultimate goal in the summer of 2008, when I became a scratch player for the first time. Those heady times are a distant memory, however, as I currently maintain a five handicap and play out of Lookout Point CC, a fine Walter Travis design located just outside of Niagara Falls, Canada.

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Prestwick 21/10/2020

4th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 16th Scotland Ranking 38th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Golf had been played for years over the links at Prestwick before officially forming as a club on July 2nd, 1851. 57 prospective members purchased two cottages opposite t...

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Muirfield 20/10/2020

1st Lothians - Best in Area 4th Scotland Ranking 6th Britain & Ireland Ranking 14th World Ranking
The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers holds the claim of being the oldest verifiable organized golf club in the world. Although the game itself is several centuries...

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Wooden Sticks 19/10/2020

86th Ontario - Best in Area
Wooden Sticks is a Ron Garl design from 2000 that features replicas from many of the most famous courses in the world, including Oakmont, Augusta National, The Old Course...

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Westmount 01/10/2020

8th Ontario - Best in Area 15th Canada Ranking
Westmount is known as one of Stanley Thompson’s finest designs, opening for play in 1931. According to the club website, much of the course was cut from bush and swamp, s...

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Tobiano 30/09/2020

5th British Columbia - Best in Area 31st Canada Ranking
The much heralded Tobiano opened for play in 2007 and the site is quite breathtaking once you arrive, as the course sits above the extremely tranquil Kamloops Lake on wha...

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Taboo 30/09/2020

34th Ontario - Best in Area 58th Canada Ranking
Taboo opened to a ton of hype back in 2002, having aligned itself with Canada’s best touring professional in Mike Weir right out of the gates. It was to be the centerpiec...

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Scarboro 25/09/2020

28th Ontario - Best in Area 51st Canada Ranking
Scarboro is the only A.W. Tillinghast design outside of the United States, which makes it quite noteworthy in itself. This is especially the case with the resume Tillingh...

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Sagebrush 24/09/2020

Gem Canada - Best in Area
Two-time PGA Tour winner and B.C. native Richard Zokol is the visionary behind this project and shares design credit with Rod Whitman and Armen Suny. For those that don’t...

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Sand Valley (Mammoth Dunes) 16/07/2020

6th Wisconsin - Best in Area
David McLay Kidd’s big break in course design came courtesy of Mike Keiser, who boldly awarded the commission to build Bandon Dunes to this practically unknown 27 year ol...

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Punta Espada 08/05/2020

2nd Dominican Republic Ranking 3rd Caribbean Ranking
It seems awfully fitting that the first course to truly challenge Pete Dye’s masterpiece, Casa de Campo’s Teeth of the Dog, for supremacy in the Dominican Republic is the...

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Royal Colwood 20/03/2019

7th British Columbia - Best in Area 35th Canada Ranking
I had known for a couple of years that I would be making the cross-country trip to beautiful Victoria, British Columbia for a business and social convention and was inten...

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Predator Ridge (Ridge) 19/03/2019

6th British Columbia - Best in Area 33rd Canada Ranking
I was fortunate enough to first play The Ridge Course at Predator Ridge about a week before its official opening back in 2010.Doug Carrick and his team built the $10 mill...

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Heron Point 11/03/2019

60th Ontario - Best in Area
Heron Point Golf Links, located just outside of Ancaster, Ontario, is part of Clublink, Canada's largest owner, operator and developer of golf courses. Clublink continue...

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Glen Abbey 08/03/2019

35th Ontario - Best in Area 59th Canada Ranking
If you were to walk up to the average golf fan in the US or abroad and ask them to name one Canadian golf course, there is no doubt in my mind which name would pop up the...

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Deerhurst (Highlands) 06/03/2019

45th Ontario - Best in Area 77th Canada Ranking
Deerhurst Resort’s Highlands Course opened almost 30 years ago and this 1990 Bob Cupp and Thomas McBroom collaboration played an integral role in the development of the M...

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Cherry Hill 25/02/2019

39th Ontario - Best in Area 66th Canada Ranking
The Cherry Hill Club was established in 1922 and the Walter Travis designed course would open for play in 1924. Canadian architect Ian Andrew completed a bunker restorat...

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