Who’s your caddy? Clubbing at it’s best. Chicks with sticks. Slogans-check! Golf lovers get ready, the season is about to tee off here in Ontario. As the weather warms up, dust off your clubs and let the birdie quest begin. Fairways are being groomed and golf carts are tuned. Now, let’s have a look at some of our favourite Ontario Golf destinations.

Toronto Golf

The City of Toronto has five great golf courses located on beautiful parklands throughout the city. Each one of these stunning courses is affordable, high quality, TTC-accessible and unique in their own right.

Whether you’re looking for a place to practice your short game or a challenging round, the City of Toronto courses have something for everyone. Two City of Toronto courses were recognized by the Golfers’ Choice awards last year. Dentonia Park Golf Club took home gold for Best Par 3 and Humber Valley Golf Club won silver for Best Value.

Open to golfers of all skill levels, the five courses offer private, semi-private and group lessons taught by Canadian Professional Golfers’ Association (CPGA) instructors. The Don Valley and Humber Valley courses also offer clinics for golfers just learning the game.

As part of the City’s efforts to make golf accessible to everyone, the courses offer reasonable rates and a variety of different promotions. Discounts for juniors, seniors and twilight and morning play are available at all five courses.

Check out toronto.ca/golf for upcoming promotions and offers.

DENTONIA PARK GOLF COURSE 18-hole par 3/par 54 | 781 Victoria Park Ave.
DON VALLEY GOLF COURSE 18-hole regulation/par 72 | 4200 Yonge St.
HUMBER VALLEY GOLF COURSE 18-hole regulation/par 70 | 40 Beattie Ave.
SCARLETT WOODS GOLF COURSE 18-hole executive/par 62 | 1000 Jane St.
TAM O’SHANTER GOLF COURSE 18-hole regulation/par 72 | 2481 Birchmount Rd.

Sarnia Lambton

There are few sounds more rewarding than the swoosh and ping of hitting a golf ball. We invite you to tee off at any one of Lambton County’s 22 golf courses, featuring a variety of play from fairway to links-style golfing.Lambton County is home to 2003 Masters Champion, Mike Weir and we have played host to the Canadian Tour’s Bayer Championship. Whether an 18-hole championship course is your game or just a 9-hole executive play, here in our County you’ll find an unmatched variety of courses.

For a full listing of all golf courses in the area visit www.tourismsarnialambton.com or call toll free 1-800-265-0316 for more information.

Horseshoe Resort

Horseshoe Resort is one of Ontario’s top golf destinations with two distinctly different courses to test your talents.

The Valley Course offers exciting challenges and spectacular scenery for an unforgettable golf experience regardless of your skill level. Winding through the forested hilltops, the Highlands Championship Course presents majestic views of the valley below and is rated one of Canada’s to 50 public courses. Warm up on our 10-acre driving range or arrange for a lesson with one of our PGA of Canada Instructors.

Conveniently located just an hour north of Toronto, our newly renovated guest suites and conference facilities, eclectic dining options and outstanding outdoor activities will make your next visit to our Ontario resort a memorable one!

For more information visit www.horseshoeresort.com

Whisky Run Golf Club

The summer of 2014 Whiskey Run celebrated 25 years as “Niagara’s Friendliest Golf Course.”

The Executive length Owl nine was opened June 30th 1989 and the full length Fox and Serpent nines were opened in the mid 90’s.

In May of 2014 Whisky Run received the Readers Choice Award from Niagara This Week as the Favourite Golf Course in all of Niagara. Not a small feat, as there are over 40 good golf courses in the area.

Enjoy a great escape along Niagara’s South Coast at the Bootlegger B&B, located right on the golf course. You’re just minutes from the Welland Canal and some great restaurants in downtown Port Colborne. Lake Erie is 600 feet away with Nickel Beach and the Friendship trail right next door.

For more information visit www.whiskyrun.com

Pinestone Resort

Far enough away to feel like a retreat, yet close enough to be home in just a couple of hours, Pinestone Resort is a fourseason resort nestled in the picturesque countryside of the Haliburton Highlands.

Make yourself at home in one of our spacious guestrooms, villas or chalets — besides being comfortable each accommodation boasts beautiful scenic views. In order to ensure your stay is perfect we offer great casual and fine dining options onsite, not to mention complimentary wireless internet for all our guests.

Here we also have everything youneed for an adventure filled getaway.Challenge yourself to a round of golf on our spectacular course; unwind with a relaxing massage or spa treatment in our full service spa and salon; or go for a dip in our refreshing indoor and outdoor pools. You can also try your hand at fly fishing, canoeing and paddle boating on our 14 acre activity pond, and there are tons of opportunities on our property for hiking, biking and tennis too.

We are located on the doorstep to a wonderland of unique attractions and outdoor adventure, so book your summer holiday today!

For more information visit www.pinestone-resort.com

Central Counties

If golf is your passion then Central Counties is the place for you. Less than an hour’s drive from Toronto, you’re a short distance to some of the best courses in Ontario, as well as a variety of wonderful things to do while on your a golf getaway with friends and family. Here you’ll find courses to match your skill level and entertainment to match whatever your tastes.

Plan your getaway with world-class courses together with spas, breweries, wineries, fine art, car racing, farm-fresh local cuisine, and quaint towns and villages. What better way to spend a weekend or longer than play a few different courses and combine it with a stimulating vacation experience. You don’t have to go all the way to Myrtle Beach or PEI when it’s right here.

Choose from among over 200 courses in the region and then map out your route based on what else you may want to do. See the unique art showing at the McMichael Collection. Enjoy a race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Go shopping at one-ofa- kind Vaughn Mills. Explore the diversity of cuisine in the region’s multicultural communities. Find all the breathing space you need in the many provincial parks.

And there’s no better time than now to plan your adventure as you have the chance to win five free rounds of golf along with other special weekly prizes to welcome you and get you on your way.

Tee off this summer in Central Counties.

For more information visit www.centralcounties.ca

Oxford County

Centrally located on the 401, a mere 1.5 hours from downtown Toronto, Oxford County is an ideal location for a relaxing weekend getaway. Long known as a destination for culinary travel, foodies come from across the province to experience our Oxford County Cheese Trail, brewers, area producers and restaurants celebrating farm to table eating.

Hikers, fisherman, birders and paddlers are also drawn to the region for the hundreds of kilometres of trails, our rivers — Nith and Thames — and our part of Canada’s South Coast Birding Trail.

Nestled in the rolling hills of farmland and forest you will also find mature and award-winning golf courses suited to all skill levels.

Visit www.tourismoxford.ca for course and travel information.

Osprey Valley Golf

Heathlands is a Scottish style course complete with pot bunkers, fescue grass, wind and self doubt. Hoot is a wasteland style course treed with pine and spruce. It has well placed bunkers that are so big that a fairway bunker becomes a green side bunker and sometimes the cart path. Toot is a traditional parkland style course that boasts generous landing areas, difficult approach shots, penal bunkers and undulated greens.

Osprey Valley offers a clubhouse complete with a well appointed pro shop, quality food and beverage service and a modern practice facility. Future plans include additional golf holes, a nearby adult lifestyle community, a wellness centre and onsite lodging.

For more information visit www.ospreyvalleygolf.com

Owen Sound

Owen Sound on Southern Georgian Bay, features three outstanding courses — Cobble Beach, Legacy Ridge and Stone Tree — only 2.5 hours from Toronto and Kitchener/ Waterloo. Each course offers Stay and Play packages for a relaxing, memorable getaway in Owen Sound — a historic city with shopping and dining, galleries and museums, four exciting waterfalls and vistas on the famed Bruce Trail. At Cobble Beach Resort, golf the award-winning course overlooking Georgian Bay and enjoy fine dining, pampering at the spa and a blissful night at the Inn or with friends at one of the new cottages on site. Visit cobblebeach.com for more info. Legacy Ridge and Stone Tree offer Stay and Play packages with the Best Western Inn on the Bay, on the harbour near downtown Owen Sound. Visit stonetree.on.ca or legacyridgegolf.ca for more information about Stay & Play packages. Best daily rates available at owensoundgolf.com.

Learn more about our courses at www.owensound.ca/golf

Niagara Parks

Only Ontario’s Niagara Parks offers three championship courses in unparalleled scenic settings, just minutes from the natural wonder of Niagara Falls. Play the classic Whirlpool course designed by Stanley Thompson, or test your skill at the modern Legends on the Niagara courses designed by Thomas McBroom and Doug Carrick.

A variety of great Stay & Play package options are available with your choice of one or two nights’ accommodation at a preferred hotel partner, located close to casinos, night-life and all that the Niagara region has to offer. Niagara Parks provides your best shot at a great destination golf getaway.

Book online at niagaraparksgolf.com/save

Hockley Valley Resort

Just 45 minutes north of the GTA, the emerald-bent fairways of Hockley Valley Resort beckon you to play a round or two. Set in the pristine rolling hills of Mono, Ontario, you’ll experience unrivalled sport on their striking 18-hole championship golf course. Designed by renowned Canadian architect, Thomas McBroom, the undulating greens of Hockley Valley golf course not only boast breathtaking vistas but offer a challenging playing experience that will test all aspects of your game.

However the fun doesn’t stop on the greens; Hockley Valley Resort’s Stay and Play packages ensure you have everything you need for a relaxing weekend away. Enjoy excellent guest services, luxurious accommodations, not to mention a culinary awakening in the resort’s casual restaurant — cabin — they even have an authentic wood-fired pizza oven in the garden on weekends!

For more information visit www.hockley.com