Make Time for Golf in the Central Counties

Posted : October 21, 2013

Our blog is chock full of great ideas for fun things to see and do in York Durham and Headwaters. We are always adding new content and updating old posts, but sometimes you might stumble upon something from our vault. If this article has inspired you to hit the road, be sure to double-check that the featured stops in this post are still welcoming visitors.

If you find yourself out and about in the Central Counties this fall and you are looking to try to squeeze in a few holes of golf before dark or are searching for an unique Saturday afternoon nine and dine experience there is a great collection of 9 hole, executive and par 3 courses spread out across the region from which to choose. Just because these are not 18-hole championship layouts does not mean that a great golfing experience can’t be had.

35 Fall Golf Courses

In the collection of 35 courses listed below you will find some really unique experiences, such as courses that are designed by the likes of legendary Canadian golf course architect Stanley Thompson (Orchard Beach) or award winning Doug Carrick (Calerin). If you have a fondness for the grape, head on over to Bowmanville for nine holes at Cider House Golf Course followed by some on site après golf wine tasting at the Archibald Orchards & Estate Winery. Hy-Hope Farm in Ashburn offers an 18-hole executive golf course along with a store and bakery where you can pick up a homemade pie for your post round enjoyment. Some have two distinct sets of tees, such as Erin Heights, so if you feel the need to loop around again you can experience a whole different course. The worlds largest golf bag can be viewed at Lynbrook’s par 3 executive course in Orangeville.
Although fading light is the golfers enemy this time of year it would be well worth your time to try to fit in a couple of more unique golfing experiences before the 2013 season becomes a thing of the past.




$ per 9*

Nine Hole Facilities


Hwy 48, Mt Albert ≤ 25


10th Sideroad, Erin ≤ 32

Carruthers Creek

Lake Ridge Rd, Ajax ≤ 30

Dufferin Glen

2nd Line, Orangeville ≤ 25

Erin Heights

8th Line, Erin ≤ 26

Golfers Dream

2nd Line, Scugog ≤ 28

Iron and Eagle

Mono Twn Line, Orangeville ≤ 28

Lakeview House

Metro Rd, Jackson’s Point 905-722-6622 ≤ 18


6th Line, Amaranth ≤ 20


Willoughby Rd, Orangeville ≤ 25

Orchard Beach

Metro Rd N, Keswick ≤ 26
Pebblestone Pebblestone Rd, Courtice ≤ 25


9th Line, Beeton 905-729-2585 ≤ 20


Riverside Dr, Ajax ≤ 25

Salem Ridge

Salem Rd, Ajax ≤ 18


Tauton Rd, Bowmanville ≤ 31

Executive or Par 3

Bathurst Glen

Bathurst St, Richmond Hill ≤ 30


Waterbury Cr, Port Perry ≤ 25


Kirby Rd, Maple ≤ 14

Carruthers Creek

Lake Ridge Rd, Ajax ≤ 20

Cider House

Liberty St N, Bowmanville ≤ 18

Country Lane

Country Lane Rd, Whitby 905-655-3263 ≤ 28


McCowan, Markham ≤ 25

Durham Centre

Tauton Rd, Oshawa 905-433-1506 ≤ 12


Winchester Rd E, Whitby ≤ 13

Fox Run

Tauton Rd W, Ajax ≤ 18

Harmony Creek

Bloor St E, Oshawa ≤ 23

Hawthorne Valley

Salem Rd S, Pickering ≤ 23

Hidden Ridge

Zephyr Rd, Zephyr 905-473-1636 ≤ 25


Lake Ridge N, Ashburn ≤ 25


County Rd 10, Orangeville Lynbrook ≤ 16

Oshawa Airport

Thornton N, Oshawa ≤ 21

Quarry Lakes

Durham Rd 57, Bowmanville ≤ 16

Spring Creek

9th Concession, Claremont ≤ 22


Russell Rd, Port Perry ≤ 17

*Rates are subject to change. Check with golf course.
Written by Alistair Orr
Editor/Publisher of On The Tee magazine and Director of Golf for the BAGS Junior Golf Tour. /

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