Highlands Links at Cape Breton

Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia

Toronto Golf Club (Mississauga, Ontario)

Toronto Golf Club logo Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

The Takeaway:  The best golf architecture in Toronto is found at the club that bears the city’s name. While the course starts and finishes with tame holes, the middle of the routing is as good as Canadian golf gets.  Grade A

Quick Facts

Designer:  Harry S. Colt 1912

Cost:  Private

Phone Number:  905-278-5255

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Toronto Golf Club's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 1305 Dixie Rd, Mississauga, Ontario  L5E 2P5 – CANADA

Photos:  See additional photos of Toronto Golf Club

What to Expect:  While the bucket list course in Ontario for most people will be the highly lauded St. George’s Golf & Country Club, purists and golf architecture geeks will rejoice at the opportunity to tee it up at Toronto Golf Club. The Harry S. Colt design has one of the most compelling middle stretches of holes I’ve ever played and I couldn’t get over how fun it was to play them. The opening few holes are fairly forgettable across flat ground with little to draw inspiration from, but starting with the 4th hole Toronto GC starts ramping it up and then late into the front nine and deep into the back nine the course is virtually as good as inland golf gets. Like Cypress Point though, the 18th is a pretty weak finish which is magnified by the fact that the holes earlier in the round are so compelling. A tour of Toronto Golf Club’s clubhouse, on-site accommodations, locker room, and general vibe draws strong comparisons to San Francisco Golf Club where one truly feels as if they have gone back in time 100 years. If it weren’t for the occasional car maneuvering on the road that carves through the routing you’d swear it was the 1920s. Carts are available and will help you get through the strong elevation changes found through the middle of the routing, but experiencing the course on foot delivers a higher level of appreciation for what Colt designed here. Toronto Golf Club is a course I could play everyday and never grow tired of what it has to offer, and while St. George’s gets most of the hype, I give Toronto GC the nod as Ontario’s finest course.

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  9th Hole – 452 Yard Par 4 –

9th Hole at Toronto Golf Club (452 Yard Par 4)
9th Hole at Toronto Golf Club (452 Yard Par 4)

9th Hole at Toronto Golf Club (452 Yard Par 4)
9th Hole at Toronto Golf Club (452 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 3:  4th Hole – 190 Yards –

4th Hole at Toronto Golf Club (190 Yard Par 3)
4th Hole at Toronto Golf Club (190 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  11th Hole – 426 Yards –

11th Hole at Toronto Golf Club (426 Yard Par 4)
11th Hole at Toronto Golf Club (426 Yard Par 4)

11th Hole at Toronto Golf Club (426 Yard Par 4)
11th Hole at Toronto Golf Club (426 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  16th Hole – 516 Yards –

16th Hole at Toronto Golf Club (516 Yard Par 5)
16th Hole at Toronto Golf Club (516 Yard Par 5)

16th Hole at Toronto Golf Club (516 Yard Par 5)
16th Hole at Toronto Golf Club (516 Yard Par 5)

16th Hole at Toronto Golf Club (516 Yard Par 5)
16th Hole at Toronto Golf Club (516 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  12th Hole – 390 Yard Par 4 –

12th Hole at Toronto Golf Club (390 Yard Par 4)
12th Hole at Toronto Golf Club (390 Yard Par 4)

12th Hole at Toronto Golf Club (390 Yard Par 4)
12th Hole at Toronto Golf Club (390 Yard Par 4)

Bogey Beware:  5th Hole – 476 Yard Par 4 –

5th Hole at Toronto Golf Club (476 Yard Par 4)
5th Hole at Toronto Golf Club (476 Yard Par 4)

5th Hole at Toronto Golf Club (476 Yard Par 4)
5th Hole at Toronto Golf Club (476 Yard Par 4)

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