Ontario Golf Top 50

As Rob said, the Ontario Golf magazine’s Top 50 ranking has hit the stands. Here’s a look at my comments on my Top 5 and a look at my Top 25:

No.1 The National – I originally ranked The National
#2 after playing it for the first time 2 years ago. I haven`t played it since but the experience has stayed with me longer than any other course I`ve played.
It`s what I have always imagined a modern PGA set-up would feel like.

No.2 St. George`s “ I have always felt that when you
play a Stanley Thompson course you are playing quintessential Canadian golf. St. George`s is beautiful, difficult and fun. All of the things that make for great golf.

No.3 Hamilton “ The layout is timeless. I went back
to Hamilton for the Canadian open and enjoyed walking the course as much as I had enjoyed playing it.

No.4 Eagle`s Nest “ Hands down as my choice of best
public course in Ontario. I first played here two weeks after a trip to Scotland and it`s the closest I`ve found to Scottish golf. Tough as nails.

No.5 Scarborough “ It`s tough to beat the Tillinghast
layout. The par 3 4th is a thrill on its own. I don`t think I`ve played a better set of greens anywhere.

1. The National
2. St. George`s
3. Hamilton
4. Eagle`s Nest
5. Scarborough
6. Weston
7. Bigwin Island
8. Galt
9. National Pines
10. Devil`s Paintbrush
11. Whirlpool
12. Cherry Hill
13. Angus Glen South
14. Royal Ashburn
15. Timber Ridge
16. Ospry Valley – Heathlands
17. Muskoka Bay
18. Kawartha
19. Oshawa
20. Granite Ridge
21. Grey Silo
22. Watson`s Glen
23. Burlington
24. Glen Abby
25. Lookout Point

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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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