Travel: Canada / Ontario
Last Updated on Sunday, 06 November 2016 20:45 Sunday, 06 November 2016 20:36
OAKVILLE, Ontario (Terry Lenyk/Golf Canada) — Oakville’s Town Council voted unanimously to extend an Interim Control By-Law (ICB) that restricts the use of the Glen Abbey Golf Club to its existing uses for an additional year. The ICB was originally passed February 1, 2016, and with a one-year extension, will now remain in effect up to and including January 31, 2018.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 06:56 Tuesday, 18 October 2016 06:39
In the third and final part of his golf in Ontario adventure series, Inside Golf’s Gord Montgomery heads back towards Toronto, again finding golfing gems all along the way. Two courses in particular were chosen, extremely different from each other but each offered a true test of creativity from all sorts of varying lies and troubles.
CALEDON/MAPLE, Ontario (Gord Montgomery/iG) — To the east of Toronto lays Osprey Valley, a spot where renowned Canadian architect Doug Carrick crafted some of his finest work in setting down three 18-hole playgrounds, the Heathlands along with Hoot and Toot.
The non-rhyming playground, Heathlands, was the one chosen to play and for good reason: Driving into the property, located in Caledon, several holes parallel the roadway and the images of good ol’ fashioned Scottish links-style golf pop into your mind. The fescue grasses are deep and wave a friendly “hello” as you pass by, likely knowing you’re going to get up close and friendly with a few of them before the day is over. Meanwhile, the pot bunkers sit there quietly, not wanting to ruin the surprises they hold in store.
Last Updated on Sunday, 16 October 2016 18:46 Sunday, 16 October 2016 18:35
BELLEVILLE, Ontario (Gord Montgomery/iG) — In the second part of his series on golf in Ontario, Inside Golf writer Gord Montgomery travelled east past Toronto to the community of Belleville, where he found a wonderful surprise awaiting him — Black Bear Ridge.
This area is known not only for its great golf facilities, but also to a secondary hobby of many golfers, great fishing. Trophy walleye can be found on the Bay of Quinte in spring and fall and awesome trout and salmon fishing in the summer.
This trip though was about golf and we got more than our fill of that at our single stop in the Great Waterway Region at Black Bear Ridge. Situated mere minutes outside of Belleville, the natural beauty starts as soon as you walk up to the clubhouse. From there you can see the stunning downhill tee shot required on No. 1 and the beautiful uphill ap-proach shot needed on the final test of the day.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 October 2016 20:46 Tuesday, 11 October 2016 20:36
OWEN SOUND, Ontario (Gord Montgomery/iG) — If you think the driving in Ontario in the fall is spectacular given the rainbow collage of colours of the changing leaves ... you’ll find the chipping and putting isn’t too bad either. And with over 80 courses in the BruceGreySimcoe area alone, there’s lots to discover about your game and the beauty of the area.
In all, Canada’s largest province has an overwhelming number of golf courses to choose from to test your skills — over 800 — ranging from the small mom-and-pop 9-hole venues to private 18-hole assignments to a memorable and challenging 54-hole public track.
While it’s hard to get a feel for everything this great golfing market has to offer, Inside Golf took a swing at it. Over five days in early October they travelled through three tour-ism areas and drove hundreds of kilometres to offer you a smorgasbord of delicious tracks. Of the five courses played, four of them landed in the recent Top 100 in Canada. Following, to begin this journey, is the first of a three-part series detailing this golfing destination.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 07:26 Tuesday, 02 June 2015 07:20
KEMBLE, Ontario — Cobble Beach, Georgian Bay’s extraordinary waterfront golf resort community two hours northwest of Toronto, announces its “Inn Stay-and-Play” package ideal for memorable summer golf getaways.
Starting at $169 (per person, double occupancy) the offer features one round on the acclaimed Doug Carrick-designed course, luxury accommodations in the Inn at Cobble Beach, and continental breakfast. Enjoyment of the resort’s many first-class amenities - Jacuzzi, steam room, 14km of trails, beach club, and more - is also included.
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