Best golf courses: Ontario

Ontario: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key for the rating definitions.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Windsor, Ont.
McBroom, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Windsor, Ont.

Designer

Tom McBroom

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Toronto
Carrick & Morrish

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

Original design by Doug Carrick & Jay Morrish (2001). Renovations by David Love III (2006).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Toronto
Carrick, Doug

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

Doug Carrick
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Toronto
Cupp & McBroom

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

Co-designed by Bob Cupp and Tom McBroom.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Not July/Aug
Bracebridge
Carrick, Doug

Visitors?

Not July/Aug

Nearest city

Bracebridge

Designer

Doug Carrick
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Belleville
Magee, Brian

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Belleville

Designer

Brian Magee (owner & designer).
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Toronto
Hurdzan/Fry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

Design team led by Jason Straka of Hurdzan/Fry Design (Dr Michael Hurdzan & Dana Fry).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Toronto
Hurdzan/Fry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

Design team led by Jason Straka of Hurdzan/Fry Design (Dr Michael Hurdzan & Dana Fry).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Hamilton, Ont.
Thompson & Cumming

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Hamilton, Ont.

Designer

Original design by Nicol Thompson & George Cumming (of design firm Thompson, Cumming & Thompson), with Nicol's brother Stanley Thompson playing a supporting role.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Owen Sound
Carrick, Doug

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Owen Sound

Designer

Doug Carrick
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Toronto
Carrick, Doug

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

Doug Carrick
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Toronto
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

Tom Fazio
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Bracebridge
Cupp & McBroom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bracebridge

Designer

Co-designed by Bob Cupp and Tom McBroom.

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Toronto
Hurdzan & Fry

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

Dr Michael J. Hurdzan & Dana Fry.

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Toronto
Hurdzan & Fry

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

Dr Michael J. Hurdzan & Dana Fry.

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Toronto
Carrick, Doug

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

Doug Carrick
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Owen Sound
Hurdzan/Fry

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Owen Sound

Designer

Design team led by Jason Straka of Hurdzan/Fry Design (Dr Michael Hurdzan & Dana Fry).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Hamilton, Ont.
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hamilton, Ont.

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Niagara Falls
Jones, Rees

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Niagara Falls

Designer

A Rees Jones Signature Course
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
Bracebridge
O'Meara & Stenson

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Bracebridge

Designer

Mark O'Meara & Brit Stenson
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Toronto
Young, Steve

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

Steve Young
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Hamilton, Ont.
Colt, Harry

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Hamilton, Ont.

Designer

Today's South and West-nines were designed by Harry Colt (1913), with some later adjustments made by Colt's protégé Charles "Hugh" Alison (1920). The East-nine was designed by Clinton E. "Robbie" Robinson (1974).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Toronto
Broman, Matt

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

Matt Broman (former Hamilton Parks foreman) with input from Rod Goodes (Chedoke Head Professional).
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Toronto
Carrick & Strange

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

Doug Carrick & Curtis Strange
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Bracebridge
McBroom, Tom

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Bracebridge

Designer

Tom McBroom

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Niagara Falls
Carrick, Doug

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Niagara Falls

Designer

Doug Carrick
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Niagara Falls
McBroom, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Niagara Falls

Designer

Tom McBroom

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Toronto
Baker, Ted

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

Ted Baker designed the Legends and Masters courses.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
London, Ont.
Jones, RT Sr & Robbie Robinson

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

London, Ont.

Designer

Original course at this location designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr & Clinton E. "Robbie" Robinson (1960); revised by Rees Jones (2000).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Owen Sound
McBroom & Lehman

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Owen Sound

Designer

Golf course architect Tom McBroom in collaboration with PGA Tour professional and course designer Tom Lehman.

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Toronto
Thompson, Stanley

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

Original 18-hole course design by George Cumming (1909); major modifications made by Stanley Thompson (1928).
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Bracebridge
Carrick, Doug

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bracebridge

Designer

Doug Carrick
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Bracebridge
Evans, Bruce

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bracebridge

Designer

Bruce Evans
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Toronto
Fazio, George & Tom

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

George Fazio and his nephew Tom Fazio.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Bracebridge
Miller, Jason

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bracebridge

Designer

Jason Miller
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Parry Sound
Watters, Shawn

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Parry Sound

Designer

Shawn Watters & Associates transformed the former 9-hole Sunnylea course into the current 18-hole layout.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Toronto
Carrick, Doug

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

Doug Carrick
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Toronto
Carrick, Doug

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

Doug Carrick
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Toronto
Carrick, Doug

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

Doug Carrick
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Parry Sound
McBroom, Tom

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Parry Sound

Designer

Tom McBroom

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Hamilton, Ont.
Cooke, Graham

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hamilton, Ont.

Designer

Graham Cooke
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
London, Ont.
Steel & MacKenzie

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

London, Ont.

Designer

Donald Steel & Tom MacKenzie
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Parry Sound
McBroom, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Parry Sound

Designer

Tom McBroom

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Bracebridge
Faldo, Nick

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bracebridge

Designer

Nick Faldo
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
Parry Sound
McBroom, Tom

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Parry Sound

Designer

Tom McBroom

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Toronto
Ross, Donald

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

Donald Ross

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Toronto
Paterson & Ogle

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

Wilson Paterson & Bill Ogle
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Niagara Falls
Baker, Ted

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Niagara Falls

Designer

Ted Baker
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Hamilton, Ont.
Baker, Ted

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hamilton, Ont.

Designer

Ted Baker
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Toronto
Hurdzan, Michael

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

Dr Michael J. Hurdzan

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Toronto
Cummings & Tillinghast

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

Original design by George Cummings. Extensive changes designed by Albert Warren "A.W." Tillinghast (1924).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Bracebridge
Robinson, Robbie

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bracebridge

Designer

Clinton E. "Robbie" Robinson

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Toronto
Thompson, Stanley

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

Original design by Stanley Thompson (1928); modifications by Clinton E. "Robbie" Robinson (1965-67), Doug Carrick (1980s), Tom Doak & Ian Andrew (2014).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
London, Ont.
Thompson, Stanley

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

London, Ont.

Designer

Current layout designed by Stanley Thompson (1922); modifications by Clinton E. "Robbie" Robinson (1970).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Bracebridge
Garl, Ron

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bracebridge

Designer

Ron Garl
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
London, Ont.
Hawtree, Martin

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

London, Ont.

Designer

Martin Hawtree
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Niagara Falls
Daly, John

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Niagara Falls

Designer

A John Daly Signature course. Course architect: Bo Danoff.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Toronto
Colt, Harry

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

Harry Colt designed the Colt course, which opened for play in 1912.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Belleville
Ward, Steven

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Belleville

Designer

Steven L. Ward
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Toronto
Thompson, Stanley

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

Original design by Stanley Thompson (1931); various modifications by Clinton E. "Robbie" Robinson (1961), Tom McBroom (1986 & 1997) and Doug Carrick & Ian Andrew (2015).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Toronto
Park Jr, Willie

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

Willie Park Jr.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Niagara Falls
Thompson, Stanley

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Niagara Falls

Designer

Original design by Stanley Thompson (1928); later modifications by Clinton E. "Robbie" Robinson.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Bracebridge
Thompson & Cumming

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bracebridge

Designer

Original design by course architect Stanley Thompson, working with George Cumming (pro at Toronto GC) & Nicol Thompson (pro at Hamilton G&CC and Stanley's brother) (1919).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Toronto
Garl, Ron

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

Ron Garl
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Toronto
Allard, Harry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

Woodington Lake owner, Harry Allard.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Toronto
Allard, Harry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

Woodington Lake owner, Harry Allard.

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