More best (public) golf holes in Canada

Reader “Barry” has some fine suggestions as part of my rebuttal to Ian Cruickshank’s piece in Score Golf. Ian’s suggestions include: 16th at Cataraqui, 15th at St. George’s, 9th at Toronto, all of which are great golf holes at private clubs. Stanley Thompson aficionado has a fine suggestion and says Cruickshank should have included the 8th at Uplands, a 232-yard par three monster that has long been regarded as among the best holes in Canada.[photopress:uplands1.jpg,full,alignright]

As for my thoughts, how about the 18th at Thomas McBroom’s Firerock in London, Ont., a majestic downhill par four made tough by the uphill approach shot to a steeply canted green. Great stuff.

Any other thoughts? Bring’em on and I’ll post them as they come to me.

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Robert Thompson

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.

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  • What? No plug for Eagle’s Nest?
    How about #3 at Westwood Plateau G&CC or #9 at Big Sky G&CC or #14 at Furry Creek.

  • I would place a vote for number 11 at King’s Forest in Hamilton.

    Also number 6 at Bigwin Island.

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