They say that the top rooster always crows first. As a chicken, I am not sure about that rooster business, but what I am sure of is that mastering golf is certainly something to crow about. As your resident golf expert, I can tell you there is an abundant amount of choice when it comes to golf courses in York Durham Headwaters. While there are courses suited to every level of golfer, as a master of the sport, you want the most challenging links possible. Whether you are looking to join a club on your own or you just want a new 18-hole challenge, here are some courses that will test and elevate your play.
I have already told you about the spectacular layout of Eagles Nest Golf Club and the PGA styling of Wooden Sticks. Today, I am going to add three courses to the list of courses that will definitely leave you inspired, possibly frustrated, and, most certainly, leave you with a sense of awe because these courses are situated in some of the most beautiful landscapes across YDH.
What better way to test your skills than on a PGA tour stop? Located in Markham, Angus Glen Golf Club offers beauty, challenge, and variety just a short drive from Toronto. Angus Glen is a public golf course and is known internationally for hosting PGA Tour events on both of its championship golf courses. Both their North and South course are open to the public through the entire golf season. It’s your chance to walk the same fairways that the world’s best golfers compete on.
The fairways on the North Course at Angus Glen are lined with jagged, peaky, fescue-covered dunes, and riddled with three and four foot sod wall bunkers, it’s a Scottish style golf in the GTA! The South Course also offers an excellent test of your golfing abilities. Perfect fairways, flat tees, good sandy bunkers, and great greens make for a challenging and superb day of golf.
If you want to sharpen your skills, learn from the best of the best at Angus Glen. They offer private and semi-private lessons taught by CPGA professionals. Make it a full day at Angus Glen with a full meal or a round of drinks in the Silo Bar and Grill, located on the main floor of their clubhouse.
The rolling hills of Caledon, an inspired design, and a challenging game of golf are all waiting at Osprey Valley. Golfers will find three distinct courses at Osprey: the acclaimed Heathland links, the tee-to-green waste bunkers of Hoot, and the parkland style course called Toot. Three courses mean three different ways to challenge yourself. The variety lets you target the type of challenge you want, whether that be narrow greens, water hazards, or generous fairways populated with carefully placed bunkers.
All three courses are a must play for the avid golfer. There is a sense of privacy on each hole. You’ll find spacious fairways, yet punishing hazards throughout each course. Hoot is equal parts scenic and challenging. Heathlands is as close to Scotland as you can be without a passport; it boasts domed shaped greens, pot-bunkers, and undulating fairways. Keeping the ball in play is necessary as the fescues are long and punishing. Toot is the most player-friendly of the three courses, with very wide fairways and much flatter greens compared to the other two courses. If you are looking for a variety of challenges, Osprey Valley is for you.
At Royal Ashburn, you will definitely find a round to remember. The club boasts 18 championship holes with full practice facilities. Located in Ashburn, this course is one of the top 50 ranked public golf courses in all of Canada. Opened in 1962, the course offers mature tree-lined fairways and, with five sets of tees to choose from, the course is enjoyable for players of all levels.
The layout of the course always astounds me. For advanced golfers, 7,000+ yards of golf offers an extreme test. With the large and undulating greens, as well as some challenging pin placements, you are provided with as great of a test of your approach game as you will find anywhere. The course really does require good course management skills. If you want to bring your game to the next level, they have experienced and enthusiastic golf instructors ready to help your game. Even the most seasoned golfer can improve their game.
There you have it, three courses that will leave you feeling like a PGA pro. If you want a challenge, top-notch services, and an unforgettable day of golf in YDH, book a tee time at any one of these courses today. If you are looking for a day with the kids on the links or a romantic day for two, you’re in luck, I wrote about them here and here. As always, cluck, cluck … in chicken language that means: happy golfing!