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Canada's Municipal Golf Courses

Hey all: I haven’t done this often, but I’m working on a story about municipal golf courses in Canada — well specifically east of Manitoba — and am looking for names and suggestions. Obviously there are the likes of:

  • Roseland in Windsor
  • the City of London courses
  • Brantford’s Northridge
  • Rockway and Doon Valley in Kitchener
  • Toronto courses
  • Mississauga courses
  • Tyandaga in Burlington
  • Grey Silo in Waterloo
  • Pine View in Ottawa
  • Club De Golf Municipal in Montreal
  • Dorval Municipal
  • Club de Golf Municipal Brossard
  • Rockwood Park in Saint John

Any other suggestions? Anything I’m overlooking? Anything out east?

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  • You make no mention of quality so I’ll add Kingston’s Belle Park to the list. It’s built on top of a landfill and on a couple of holes you have to navigate old tires and other refuse poking though the fairway.

    Hamilton offers a great deal. You can join for one fee and get access to 3 different courses of varying degrees of difficulty. I almost wish I still lived in Hamilton (almost).

    • I know I’m just picking nits but Whirlpool isn’t technically a muni – it’s owned and run by the Niagara Parks Commission and not the city of Niagara Falls. The NPC also runs Battlefield, Usshers Creek and the Chippawa courses at Legends on the Niagara.

    • Maureen,

      The course is a little par-3 course located close to the Olympic Stadium, on Viau Street, near the corner of Sherbrooke. It is just behind what Montrealers refer to as the Olympic Village.

      YP

  • You should look at Parcours du Cerf, located at Longueuil (south shore of Montreal). Probably the best municipal course in Québec

  • I thought Grey Silo was sold by the city of Waterloo to Golf North? Rockway in K-Town and Thames Valley in London are fun courses. McCleery Golf Course in Vancouver is a good one.

  • Robert,

    The city of Longueuil, on the south shore of Montreal, has a 36 hole complex that must be one of the busiest in Quebec. I believe they had a few years with over 80,000 rounds if I am not mistaking. The two courses were designed by Graham Cooke during the 90’s, and they are both surrounded with a housing development that is nearly complete by now. I am actually working at he club, right now, to redesign a few holes to make room for more housing. The course has literally been a cash cow for the city for years…. Check it out:
    http://www.parcoursducerf.com/index_en.php

  • Rockway in Kitchener should be #1. Home to Moe, Kesselring, Magee and others, and superb pro for many years, whatshisname!

  • Thanks Yannick,
    So is this par3 part of what once was Montreal Municipal where Mme Bourassa won Canadian Ladies Open.

    And how about Iles de Mtrl , the Irish course , a fabulous Gem !
    It also is a Muni.

  • Thunder Bay has three Municipal golf courses 2 are 18 hole courses and one nine hole courses which is a gem, Its is the perfect course to teach beginners, children and seniors to golf and it is an easy walk for everyone. It is the perfect feel good course. The only problem is the City wants to close it and to me that would be criminal if they did.

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