Golf Digest’s Ron Whitten has posted a review of Eagles Nest and The Club at Bond Head, two new, and interesting clubs to open in the past year and a half in the Toronto area. It is an odd review for Whitten as it seems to have a lot to do with how the two courses beat him up, as opposed to the relative merits of the two properties. I came away uncertain of what Whitten thought of the two courses. I’d rather he hated both — that would have made for an interesting (if indefensible) read. Instead, we get this milquetoast review that left me wondering what Whitten’s opinion was. That makes for a bad review. My thoughts on the subject are more clear: Eagles Nest is a particularly stunning course, in my opinion, and in a recent feature I participated in on Golfclubatlas.com, we ranked in among the best courses in Canada.
In one of his last appearances in Canada (that won’t include a ribbon cutting), Jack Nicklaus played some pretty good golf at IMG’s Skins Game at Nicklaus North in Whistler, B.C. Though he was regularly well behind Vijay Singh, John Daly and token “Canadian” Stephen Ames off the tee, Nicklaus hit some good irons to get in strong positions on the green and then made some putts. Nice to see.
A bestselling author and award-winning columnist, Robert Thompson has been writing about business and sports, and particularly golf, for almost two decades. His reporting and commentary on golf has appeared in Golf Magazine, the Globe and Mail, T&L Golf and many other media outlets. Currently Robert is a columnist with Global Golf Post, golf analyst for Global News and Shaw Communications, and Senior Writer to ScoreGolf. The Going for the Green blog was launched in 2004.