The conventional wisdom is that golfers have to join a private golf club to get access to the best courses. However, Ontario also has some fantastic public golf courses. The organizations that run them take pride in giving an experience that is on par with those of private courses but without the expensive membership fees. Canadian golfers flock to Ontario, which is a haven for great courses. Here is a look at some of the best public golf courses in the province.
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Loch March in Ottawa offers a private golf type experience, but with public golf course prices. It allows you to enjoy golfing amidst a lush, green forest atmosphere. Golf lessons are also available. Loch March’s eighteen hole course features natural terrain and a great atmosphere. Ottawa golf at Loch March is a treat you don’t want to miss!
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Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville features two different eighteen hole courses nestled in a picturesque setting. The Deerhurst Highlands course provides a challenge for experienced golfers, while the Deerhurst Lakeside is appropriate for any skill level. Deerhurst is a great place for young golfers. Kids under eighteen can golf for free as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Deerhurst also features an academy designed for people of all ages.
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Lakeview Golf Course in Mississauga has a long tradition of excellence. It has existed for over a century and has twice been the site of the Canadian Open. It features an exciting 18 hole championship course. It’s fun to think of all the golfing legends who played on this same course. Lakeview also features a fully stocked pro shop, so golfers in need of some new equipment are in luck.
The Bigwin Island
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The Bigwin Island, Lake of Bays in Muskoka is an acclaimed golf course designed by Doug Carrick, a famous Canadian golf course architect. After being transported by plane or ferry shuttle to the exotic and beautiful island, golfers enjoy a championship caliber course. It features four sets of tees, so all levels of golfers will be able to enjoy themselves here. The course was given a Golf Digest “Best New Golf Course” award in 2002.
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Copper Creek in Kleinburg is one of the Greater Toronto Area’s top choices. Located within the scenic Humber River Valley, it is a perfect spot for golfers who enjoy a fast-paced game. Some public golf courses are known for slow play due to the struggles of inexperienced golfers. This can frustrate more experienced players. Copper Creek solves this problem by offering a “four and a half hour guarantee”. If your golf game takes longer than that through no fault of your own, you will be compensated with vouchers. If you finish in less than four hours, you receive a discount.
As you can see, golfers don’t need to join an expensive club or be subjected to pricey membership fees in order to experience top quality Ontario golfing. Any of these courses are sure to satisfy your needs. Grab your golf clubs, head out, and see for yourself!