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, Thomas

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Windsor, Ont.

Designer

Thomas 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, Bob

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

Detailed design Robert E. "Bob" Cupp, with an initial design outline by Thomas "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
Straka, Jason

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

Jason Straka of Hurdzan-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

The design firm of Thompson, Cumming & Thompson. It seems Nicol Thompson and George Cumming took the lead on Brantford's design, with Nicol's brother Stanley Thompson taking 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

Bob Cupp and Thomas McBroom
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Toronto
Hurdzan-Fry

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

A Hurdzan-Fry design (Dr Michael Hurdzan & Dana Fry).
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Toronto
Hurdzan, Michael

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Toronto

Designer

Dr Michael Hurdzan of Hurdzan-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 & Straka

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Owen Sound

Designer

Dr Michael Hurdzan & Jason Straka
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). Some later adjustments were 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, Thomas

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Bracebridge

Designer

Thomas "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, Thomas

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Niagara Falls

Designer

Thomas "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 Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

London, Ont.

Designer

Original course at this location designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1959); revised by his son Rees Jones (2000).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Owen Sound
Lehman & McBroom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Owen Sound

Designer

Tom Lehman in collaboration with Thomas McBroom.
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, Thomas

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Parry Sound

Designer

Thomas "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, Thomas

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Parry Sound

Designer

Thomas "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, Thomas

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Parry Sound

Designer

Thomas "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

Stanley Thompson
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

Stanley Thompson

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

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bracebridge

Designer

George Cumming & Stanley Thompson
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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