41. Glencoe (AB) change with 50
42. King Valley: first of the over the top clubs, started the competition for stealing members from traditional private clubs, maybe top 75
43: Copper Creek: untested by moi
44: Le Geant (Q): not as good as Boischatel (Royal Quebec)
45: Dakota Dunes (S): can’t wait to play it, heard nothing but good stuff
46: Brantford GC: one of NA’s oldest clubs, Moe’s favourite, top 25
47. Kananaskis Lorette (AB): same as 30, like them both, wish Ontario had mountains
48. Deerhurst Highlands: should be top 25, better Cupp course than Beacon Hall but may be too tough for the Score raters (and resort golfers)
49. Scarborough GC: great old lady of Toronto golf, historic, fun, about time it was in the top 50
50. Calgary GC: trade with 40 Alberta has more golfers who can afford to play than anywhere I know, and not enough good clubs.
51. Rosedale GC: another great private club, some Ross design still showing
52. Cobble Beach: new to me
53. Fox Harbour (NS): good GM Jamie Miller, and good location, have not seen it but heard good things from friends
54. Chateau Whistler (BC): nice but not sure if top 75 (good Dir of Golf)
55. Le Diable (PQ): my wife liked it, but is it top 100?
56. Nicklaus North (AB): mailed in design, top 100?
57. Oakdale: should be top 40, they have to spread out Ontario courses as Score is a national magazine!
58. Priddis Green (AB): may be top 100, played it twice and I’m not sure but Robert Thompson liked it.
59. Predator Ridge (AB): great scenic course, top 75 for sure
60. Bear Mountain (BC): will check it out in September
61. London Hunt: great golf course, should be top 35 and hosting tour event every five years.
62. Salmon Arm: check in September, is it in BC?
63. Bell Bay (NS): best service in the maritimes, 17 good holes, great vistas. With 18 good holes it would be top 50
64. St Thomas: another really good Ontario course, top 30 except for one hole
65. Heron Point: good newer design, 65 is about right but I wouldn’t leave Brantford to play it.
66. Essex GC: the best reason to visit Windsor, a great flat course that gets better every time you play it, should be top 50!
67. Angus Glen South: OK if you like fairways shaped by 50 yard wide dozer, too much nitrogen.
68. Heritage Point’s Desert and Heritage (AB): I’ve played it a few times with Chuck Shields so I better be nice (Isn’t that how all these courses get votes, people being nice?). I like all of the Desert Course and some of the Heritage.
69. Osprey Valley – Hoot: haven’t played it but heard it is good, except for the name.
70. Deer Ridge: about right placement, another good Kitchener course.
71. Magna: I don’t like flat dark green fairways and gatehouses but many do. It reminds me of its founder.
72. Mount Bruno (Q): exclusive, international and perfect! Could be next to Royal Montreal.
73. Ridge at Manitou and 74. Big Sky: no idea where they are, someone does.
75. Bayview: If this is the Bayview in Markham, great! This is one of the best family clubs (Donalda might be the best) with a great membership, and the best Reg Acombe design. It’s had a fine first 50 years and many more I hope.
76. Wooden Sticks: good course and friendly team, might be 76.
77. Eagle Ranch: no idea.
78. Marine Drive (BC): I loved the bumpy fairways and enjoyed playing it with Moe two days in a row. Might be top 70 but should share with University Club. also in town and a fun course!
79. Summit GC: how it can be out of the top 35 beats me, Summit is everything a Canadian course should look like (except for the one really good short par four that some idiot decided was too close to the Stouffville side road. What came first, the course or the road. Summit is what Beacon Hall should look like.
80. Sunningdale: I used to love playing London Sunningdale, suffers from the same thing, too many good Ontario courses. London Highlands is also better than at least 40 courses in this top 100, but didn’t get a sniff.
81. Maple Downs: glad to see “the Ups” in the top 100, should be top 50, but maybe Lorne couldn’t vote for his home course.
82. and 83. Black Bear Ridge and Eagle Creek No idea where or what they are.
84. Riverside (NB or Q?) If this is in New Brunswick it is great, if it’s in Aylmer Quebec it isn’ too bad either. Both are top 100 courses, and bilingual.
85. Laval (Q): I enjoyed it in the 70s, not sure if it’s top 100, probably.
86. Beaconsfield (Q): like it better than Laval but not as much as Royal Quebec.
87. Royal Mayfair (AB): nice course, but is it Edmonton’s best?
88. Lookout Point: should be top 40 and Cherry Hill should be top 60. Used to love the ups and downs of Lookout Point.
89. Thornhill GC: Once again should be lower but has that being in Ontario problem.
90. Burlington GC: same as 89 but is improving every year. Home of Mike Fraser, a fun course on the edge of Lake Ontario.
91. Cataraqui: Really should be top 25, one of Stanley Thompson’s best private clubs. Where Conrad Black should be playing. And speaking of rapids, why isn’t Whirlpool GC in the top 100?
92. Northern Bear: isn’t that 56 or am I mixing up my Bears.
93. Radium Springs: don’t know it.
94. Mad River: Should be at least 30 courses lower than Beacon Hall. Mad River has so many great holes and lead the rush to Collingwood. One of Bob Cupp’s best courses, pure golf (great draught beer).
95. Tarandowah: no idea, is it in Wales?
96. King’s Forest: nice to see it mentioned but Kawartha would be a better choice for 96.
97. Westwood Plateau (BC): I’ve heard it’s not so good but have not played it.
98.. Pine Ridge: is this the new name for St Charles?
99. Wildfire: It’s not in Muskoka but looks like it. 98 is about right.
100. The Club at Bond Head -South: I have heard that it is good but tries too hard to be the next Angus Glen.
CANADA has a lot of good courses and SCORE has a tough time making a list of the Top 100. But I am sure there are a million golfers who will tell them where they went wrong.