Toronto has a number of excellent facilities suitable for golfers of every ability. Now that the warmer weather has arrived, polish up those clubs and get back into the game!
For families with children just learning the sport, every Saturday and Sunday evening Toronto’s five golf courses offer family golf periods (nine holes). Children under 18 play for free with each adult green fee purchased. Lessons are also offered and Dentonia Park runs one of the city’s largest ladies’ leagues.
Toronto’s public courses include:
Tam O’Shanter Golf Course – 2481 Birchmount Road
This 6,083-yard, 18-hole course is nestled alongside Highland Creek. A moderately difficult course, Tam O’Shanter’s links, holes and water hazards will challenge even the most experienced golfer, especially when the wind is blowing. You’ll also find a licensed restaurant and pro shop.
Don Valley Golf Course – 4200 Yonge Street
This course is the longest the city operates. Built in 1956, it’s also the oldest. Don Valley features a licensed restaurant and pro shop with rental equipment available. The 72-par, 18-hole layout offers golfers a challenging game in a picturesque natural setting right in the middle of the city.
Dentonia Park Golf Course – 781 Victoria Park
This course has a reputation as one of the most difficult par 3 courses in the province. Last year it was awarded the 2014 Gold Award as best Par 3 in the Golfer’s Choice Awards. You can expect pretty fairways and challenging water hazards over 18 holes of golf. There is a pro shop with rental equipment available. Dentonia Park is very affordable as well – adults can play for as little at $15/round.
Humber Valley Golf Course – 40 Beattie Avenue
This 5,446-yard, 18-hole course promises to challenge golfers with a variety of links and valley land holes. The course was awarded the 2014 Silver Award as Best Value Course in the Golfer’s Choice Awards. Expect a challenge on the final three holes of this picturesque course!
Scarlett Woods – 1000 Jane Street
This course is ideal for beginners and novice golfers. There are no par 5 holes on this 3,749 yard, 18-hole course, but save some juice for their signature 17th hole!
If you’re looking for the opportunity to hone your skills, there are a number of driving ranges located in Toronto. Just minutes from the downtown core, you’ll find The Docks Driving Range. The Docks offers golfers 75 hitting stations, a chip-and-putt area, a licensed patio, free parking and is open 364 days a year.