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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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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Devil's Pulpit 07/03/2019

13th Ontario - Best in Area 24th Canada Ranking
The Devil’s Pulpit, along with its sister course, the Devil's Paintbrush, is part of the Devil's Pulpit Golf Association, surely one of the finest 36-hole private clubs i...

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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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Brantford 22/02/2019

36th Ontario - Best in Area 62nd Canada Ranking
The great Stanley Thompson certainly contributed to the design at Brantford G&CC but most credit should be given to his brother Nicol, who along with George Cumming laid...

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Bigwin Island 20/02/2019

15th Ontario - Best in Area 29th Canada Ranking
I had the opportunity to play Bigwin Island GC shortly after it opened for play in 2001 and have since been back a couple more times over the years. It’s unquestionabl...

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Angus Glen (South) 19/02/2019

75th Ontario - Best in Area
Many courses have their selling points. For great Canadian private clubs like St. George's, The National GC of Canada or Hamilton, it's the fact that their courses always...

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