The Takeaway: Regarded as one of Ontario’s premier layouts and one of the hosts to the Canadian Open, Hamilton enjoys a wonderful parcel of property for a golf course. With undulating terrain, great design variety, and one of the best finishing holes in the country, Hamilton is a must play. Grade A-
Designer: Harry S. Colt 1914
Phone Number: 905-648-4471
Course Website: Official Website - Visit Hamilton Golf & Country Club's official website by clicking on the link provided.
Directions: Get here! - 232 Golf Links Rd, Ancaster, Ontario L9G 2N5 – CANADA
What to Expect: Hamilton is a 27 hole facility with the West and South nines designed by Harry S. Colt comprising the championship layout and leaving the East nine designed by Robbie Robinson out of the mix for high profile events. Talk to anyone in Ontario about Hamilton and the first thing generally out of their mouth is a comment about the wonderful terrain the course sits on. Elevation changes are commonplace throughout the routing and need factored in on nearly every shot on the course otherwise distance control is going to be your worst enemy. The “front” West nine and “back” South nine are pretty equal in terms of their general appeal however the closing three holes on the South are nothing short of excellent in terms of their design and compelling features late in a tournament. A wide variety of trees are found throughout the property and their maturity makes them a major factor when shots sail offline while bunkers aplenty are constantly grabbing your attention and dictating strategy. Taking a cart or walking are both options at Hamilton and an invite to play here is one of the prized offerings in Ontario.
By the Numbers
Individual Hole Analysis
Signature Hole: 9th (South) Hole – 457 Yard Par 4 –
Best Par 3: 7th (South) Hole – 180 Yards –
Best Par 4: 7th (West) Hole – 424 Yards –
Best Par 5: 8th (South) Hole – 580 Yards –
Birdie Time: 5th (West) Hole – 319 Yard Par 4 –
Bogey Beware: 6th (West) Hole – 249 Yard Par 3 –