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
4. Eagle`s Nest
7. Bigwin Island
9. National Pines
10. Devil`s Paintbrush
12. Cherry Hill
13. Angus Glen South
14. Royal Ashburn
15. Timber Ridge
16. Ospry Valley – Heathlands
17. Muskoka Bay
20. Granite Ridge
21. Grey Silo
22. Watson`s Glen
24. Glen Abby
25. Lookout Point