These three Ontario spots are among the top ten golf courses in Canada

With fewer COVID-19 restrictions in place, now is the time to take that golf vacation you’ve been postponing. And that’s good because golf summary released its latest ranking of the best courses in all of Canada.

The top spot for the second year goes to Cabot Cliffs in Inverness, Nova Scotia, but if you don’t feel like making the trip, here are the four Ontario locations that made it into the top ten.

The National Golf Club of Canada

Canada’s National GC/nationalgolf.ca

What: In second place for the second year is the National Golf Club of Canada in Woodbridge, Ontario. Developed by George Fazio and his nephew Tom, The National was designed to be ready to host the US Open at any time, so you can bet it’s hugely impressive.

Where: 134 Pavilion Road, Woodbridge

St. George Golf and Country Club

St. George’s Golf and Country Club/ww.stgeorges.org

What: Located in Etobicoke, St. George’s Golf and Country Club was designed to “stand the test of time.” In 2020, this 90-year-old club and course was ranked number 23 in the list of “The 100 Greatest Golf Courses in the World” by golf summary. The club also offers a summer junior golf camp and coaching programs. St. George’s held on to third place for the second year.

Where: 1668 Islington Ave, Etobicoke

Hamilton Golf & Country Club (west/south)

Hamilton Golf & Country Club/www.hgcc.ca

What: The course at Hamilton Golf and Country Club was designed by Harry Shapland Colt, the British architect known for courses like Royal Portrush and Muirfield. The courses run through valleys and the south course has beautiful greens and a clubhouse at the top of the hill. Previously at number six, Hamilton fell a few places to number nine.

Where: 232 Golf Links Road, Ancaster

Muskoka Bay Club

Muskoka Bay Resort/www.muskokabayresort.com

What: Muskoka Bay Resort retains its spot at number 10 on the list for the second year. Located against the Canadian Shield in Gravenhurst, it’s the perfect place for a day of golf. The course was designed by architect Doug Carrick and includes features such as elevation changes and rolling fairways to keep it “player friendly” but just challenging enough.

Where: 1217 North Muldrew Lake Road, Gravenhurst

Check here for other Ontario golf clubs that placed in the top 30.

Michael C. Ford