Okay, so I got you to look. I played Eagles Nest today and was pleased, for the first time this year, to truly play a good game of golf, including an eagle on the 16th (305 drive, 205 4-iron, one putt). After spending weeks hooking the ball, it is now a draw. Thank god.
I’m off for a couple of days of much needed holidays where I don’t do any writing. That said, I’m taking my camera along to see London Hunt Club and Firerock GC in London. I’m playing both and will report back. The Hunt will host the Canadian Women’s Open in August and I’m keen on seeing what they have done. As for Firerock, it has quickly become one of my favourite public courses in Ontario — an interesting Thomas McBroom design with great bunkering and an exceptional closing hole.
Next week I’ll review Timber Ridge, Coppinwood, and London Hunt. It’ll be review week — the sequel. Until then, happy Canada Day and July 4th for my American friends.
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I’ve played the Angus Glen North Course in a junior amateur tournament with difficult pin positions, fast greens on a windy day from the tees 2nd from the “tips”. I fired a “74 but still missed many opportunities. I live very close to Eagles Nest and have played it about 7 times. This course from the “eagle tees” is a true test of your ability to score well, not matter how tight or daring you play. Eagles Nest can save whatever reputation is still left for the Canadian open. The best golfers in the world will respect and fear this course as one of the best on tour.