The Best Golfing Destinations in Toronto
Whether you are a huge golf fan or just want to spend a nice weekend on the golf course with your friends, you always face a search for an ideal destination. Living in GTA gives you an opportunity to choose from a variety of public and private golf courses a short drive away from your home. Meanwhile, if you are ready to make your trip slightly longer, you can take advantage of Montreal, New York, Niagara Falls, and Mont-Tremblant courses.
Let’s take a look at a few close-to-home courses that you can enjoy the next season.
At Don Valley, you get a traditional set of holes and services. Enjoy a day out in a beautiful setting and inviting nature. If you don’t have your own equipment, you can take advantage of the pro shop. Clean and spacious changing rooms can cater to large companies. If you have problems with climbing the hills, you can rent a power cart.
This is one of Ontario’s most beautiful courses but also the busiest one. Make sure to arrive in advance not to miss your tee time.
At Don Valley, you can also book a lesson with professional golfers. The pricing depends on the duration of the lesson and the number of students.
If you want to enjoy decade-old trees, lush green grass, and truly fresh air, Bushwood is the place to visit. This golf course is designed to cater to both beginners and experts. Perhaps professional golfers may feel that this one is too easy. However, occasional players will find it to be just right. Most rounds on this course are completed within 4 hours.
Make sure to book the tee time in advance and plan to come a little early. If you want to spend the whole day on the course, you can take advantage of a restaurant with an impressive menu. Besides offering golf lessons for adults, Bushwood arranges junior camps so you can come with your children.
Eagle’s Nest is a beautiful large golf course that offers you all the benefits of a private golf club without a membership. Inviting nature, tasty food, golf lessons, and reasonable prices make it a popular place in the GTA.
If you are planning to spend a weekend with your family, this can be a perfect place to do it. Kids under 18 pay only half the rate.
In case you are not ready for an 18-hole race, you can choose a 9-hole option and pay much less. The course if fully equipped with all the necessary facilities and carts, making it a great place to enjoy your favorite game.
This is one of the most famous private golf clubs in Canada. It’s also considered to be the most challenging one. If you are a beginner, you may want to start somewhere else. However, the club itself is worth visiting due to its beauty, luxury, and size.
Breathtaking routs, luscious nature, and an impressive hole mix make it a place to be for the experienced and daring golfers. The Golf Digest put The National on the 100 Best Golf Courses in The World list. The club doesn’t have a strict dress code but you are expected to come wearing proper golfing attire.
This golf course has been around for over half a century and it’s getting better every year. This is a private golf club, which requires membership. If you are not planning to dedicate all your free time to golf but still want to check out this course, Markland offers trial membership deals.
The course is not huge like The National but it has everything you need to spend a fun and relaxing weekend outdoors. Markland is only a 15-minute drive away from downtown Toronto so you can start early and spend the whole day on the course.
Markland provides large and spacious locker rooms, dining facilities, and power carts.
If you don’t want to splurge, you can take advantage of this on-budget golf course option. Unusual and numerous rolling hills, 54 holes, and inviting nature are all you need to spend a unique day at the course.
The links-style course (Heathlands) require some golfing experience so if you are a beginner, you may have a tough time. The other two are simpler and more relaxing. You can easily use the opportunity to banter with friends and relax under the sun.
The rates are very reasonable. As a bonus, golfers 16 and under can come and play for free as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
This is a truly beautiful golf course north of Toronto. The Humber River Valley, where the course is located, is worth your while due to peaceful, relaxing nature and lusciously green grass.
This golf club is very dedicated to helping players have a good time whether swinging a club or taking a bite. You can take advantage of both by booking the tee time in advance.
The course can be completed in 4.5 hours. It’s designed for players of all skill levels. Besides golfing, this venue arranges weddings, meetings, and other events that require a beautiful and tranquil setting.