The National Golf Club of Canada

Private course - for members and their invited guests only.
   The National Golf Club of Canada Est. 1975

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The National Golf Club of Canada: This prestigious and private golf club is home to a championship course that's often accorded the status of No.1 layout in the country. Underpinning The National's elevated ranking is its picturesque out-of-town setting, George and Tom Fazio's excellent design, and usually immaculate presentation. And there's one other thing. It's as tough as they come, especially on the back-nine.

As with many great courses, there's an understated simplicity about The National, which initially conceals its many challenges. The generally good-width fairways meander through a mix of tree-lined and open environments. A wonderful variety of straight and doglegging holes take full advantage of the attractively undulating terrain. Lining the holes is a delightful variety of mature trees and an abundance of stylish bunkering. On the back-nine water hazards also get into the act (big time!).

Everything seems to fit perfectly into place, but just ensure your A-game also features strongly during the round. Assuming everything went to plan on the relatively "dry" front-nine loop, you'll get a rude awakening at the start of the back-nine. Understated simplicity turns into downright visual intimidation.

If you scorecard is still "intact" after nine-holes, the tough and intimidating back-nine might change all that. The plunging downhill par-3 10th requires a well-judged tee-shot over a pond that threatens the front and rightside of the green. Water ditches are in play in front of the 11th and 12th greens, while ponds again loom large on the 13th, downhill par-3 15th and from the tee on the tough closing duo. The back-nine demands several tighter and tougher drives from the tee, not least at holes like the snaking par-5 12th (a beast!) and saddle-back, blind par-4 14th. An excellent Fazio design, but one where the golfing challenges are ramped-up the further into the round you go.

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The National Golf Club of Canada
134 Clubhouse Rd,
Woodbridge, Ontario L4L 2W2
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Office   +1 (416) 798 4900
Pro Shop   +1 (416) 798 4901

  +1 (416) 798 7324

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Golf Pro
Adam Brown (Head Golf Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Woodland and limited, unobtrusive, high-end residential.
Designer: George & Tom Fazio
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7235 6201 6002
Par 71 71 71
SSS or Slope 76.3 71.6
At the Same Location:
There are no Ladies tees as such; the course plays 6002 yds from the most forward tees.
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How2Get There?

7 km S of Vaughan / 30 km NW of downtown Toronto.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Outside visitor fee not applicable; members only course.
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Who can play and When?
Private club - guests may only play if hosted by a member. 
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Other Information
Golf carts and caddies available. Pull trolleys not available.

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Published Ranking
2016 ScoreGolf magazine rating: 2nd best course in Canada.
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Latitude: (43.810051)
Longitude: (-79.576657)
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