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YDH Spring Best Series – Top Golf Courses

Posted : April 5, 2023

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.

Spring is in bloom, and optimism is peeking. Golf is one of those treasured pastimes which we are beginning to ease into – perfect timing, since the weather is improving and the days are becoming warmer and sunnier. Whether you want to play a leisurely nine holes or swing for all 18, we have the courses and tips to help you make a smooth transition into golf season. Looking to make your golf day into a getaway? Check out these golf packages and plan the perfect staycation.

Here’s a list of our top golf courses here in York Durham Headwaters!


Angus Glen

Markham – Avid Golfer

Angus Glen Golf Club offers beauty, challenge, first-class service and maybe best of all, variety. Angus Glen Golf Club is a public golf course and is known internationally for hosting PGA Tour events on both of its championship golf courses. Each time you choose to play Angus Glen, you are walking the same fairways that the world’s best golfers have competed on.

Eagles Nest

Maple, Vaughan – Avid Golfer

The ultimate golf and leisure destination. Savour the contemporary gourmet cuisine, plan a dream wedding, host a business conference or test your game on a world-class golf course. Wheelchair accessible.

Copper Creek

Kleinburg, Vaughan – Beginner, Avid, Just for Fun

Copper Creek offers you spectacular amenities conveniently located in the town of Kleinburg. World-class dining and an immaculate event venue overlook a breathtaking view of one of the top public golf courses in Canada.

Cardinal Golf Club + Northern Adventure Mini-Putt

King – Beginner, Avid, Just for Fun, Family

Cardinal Golf Club has something for everyone. Our four 18 hole courses cater to a variety of skill levels. Kettle Creek is our 18 hole executive course consisting of par 3’s and par 4’s and is perfect for families, those who are new to the game of golf and golfers who want to practice their short game. The East Wing course and West Wing course are intermediate courses. With our new Play It Forward tee system these two courses are suitable for all levels of play and great for tournament play and Mini-Putt has 18 holes packed full of fun with unusual twists and turns. It’s the best local outdoor mini-putt you’ll play.

Bathurst Glen Golf Course (TRCA)

Richmond Hill – Beginner, Avid, Just for Fun, Family

An executive golf course with a full size state of the art driving range facility, Bathurst is great for everyone and offers a fun-filled, challenging round of golf, no matter what your level of play. With its wide fairways and large, undulated fast greens, the course measures approximately 4,500 yards from the back tees, and is a par 63.


Woman Golfing

Royal Ashburn Golf Course

Ashburn – Any and all level golf ability.

The Royal Ashburn Golf Club, located in Ashburn, Ontario, is one of the top 50 ranked public golf courses in 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. With full practice facilities, Butler’s Pub & Grill, our full service restaurant and a fully stocked Proshop, The Royal Ashburn may just be the best round of golf you play all season!

Wooden Sticks

Uxbridge – Avid Golfer

Wooden Sticks offers the ultimate golfing experience not currently found anywhere in the Ontario golf market. Open to the public, our premiere feature is truly great golf. Wooden Sticks has brought together some of the most recognizable golf landscapes from the PGA and sculpted them into the spectacular scenery of the local area to produce 18 remarkable holes. Play golf holes inspired by Augusta, St. Andrews, Pine Valley, Carnoustie, TPC Sawgrass, and Oakmont.

Deer Creek Golf & Banquet

Discover some of the most challenging, enjoyable and pristine golf holes in the Durham region. Tee up at your choice of the championship North Course or the slightly more forgiving South Course. Lush fairways, immaculate greens and water in play on a number of holes.

Ajax – Avid and Large Banquet Facility

Sunnybrae Golf

Scugog (Port Perry) – Any and all level golf ability

Sunnybrae has been serving the local community since 1953 and has amassed several awards for best golf value during that time. Sunnybrae features a picturesque golf course which suits both the novice and avid golfer alike; featuring 27 holes. Within you will find both a parkland and links-style golf course featuring an abundance of water, bunkers, and rolling hills. We have a beautifully reinvigorated country-style clubhouse that provides a classic ambience, great atmosphere, and all of the amenities.

Mill Run Golf Club

Uxbridge – Any and all level golf ability

Escape Toronto city life and experience York and Durham regions with our beautiful green golf courses located in Uxbridge at Mill Run Golf Club.


Hockley Valley Resort

Mono – Avid Golfer

18-hole championship links-style golf course, boasts some of the most breathtaking vistas in southern Ontario. Emerald-bent grass fairways were skillfully incorporated into the natural landscape, leaving much of the terrain untouched and framed by rolling fescue-covered hills. The unrivaled natural beauty and challenging design will test all aspects of your game, on a course where pars are memorable and the experience will keep you coming back time and again.

TPC @ Osprey Valley

Caledon – Avid Golfer

Unique in design, this 18 hole championship golf course extends amidst the rolling hills of the Caledon landscape for a vivid view of nature’s best, coupled with a challenging game of golf. Golfers will find three distinct courses at Osprey: the acclaimed Heathland links; the tee-to-green waste bunkers of Hoot and North, the parkland style course. The variety of challenges and terrain provides you with just the type of game you’re looking for, whether that be narrow greens, or water hazards.

Shelburne Golf & Country Club

Shelburne – Beginner, Just for fun

Shelburne Golf and Country Club is a picturesque 18-hole golf course located on the western edge of the Niagara Escarpment. The professionally-designed course plays over easily walked terrain with silica sand bunkers and six spring -fed ponds providing a challenge to all levels of golfers.

Mayfield Golf Club

Caledon – Beginner, Just for fun, Family

Since the spring of 1978, Mayfield has always promoted itself as a Club where everyone is welcome: especially families. Today, more than 35 years later, we are proud to be one the friendliest places to tee it up. Our three distinct courses offer challenges for all levels of golfers; and, in keeping with my fathers founding belief: playing golf does not need to be necessarily expensive.

Caledon Woods Golf Club

Bolton, Caledon – Avid Golfer, Beginner

Caledon Woods offers a scenic game of golf over rugged fairways and challenging terrain that sweep over 6,415 yards. Located just north of Toronto, the club opened in 2003 as a replacement to Bolton Golf Club. The modern design maintains a park-like setting while also incorporating links-style elements of undulating surfaces and a range of slope and contour.

If you’ve never played golf before, give it a try. Spending a day on the green in the sunshine is an experience unto itself and you may get hooked.

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