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Historic by design—recognized for its indelible quality since 1918.
Golf has been part of The Toronto Hunt’s history since 1896, when it was played north of the current course.
The club’s first permanent course was designed by Willie Park Jr., a legendary Scottish golfer and architect. The current version, established in the 1940s (though one hole dates back to 1904), includes holes that play along the bluffs overlooking Lake Ontario, with the watery expansive visible on numerous shots designed by George Cumming, one of Canada’s best Golden Age architects. Most recently, the club has retained golf course architect, Christine Fraser to assist in the development of a golf course master plan. The quality of the design is why Golf Magazine added the course to its list of the Top 100 nine-hole facilities in the world and it was voted as the #1, 9-hole course in Canada by SCOREGolf Magazine in 2022.
“With coastal views of Lake Ontario, delicately mown greens and white sand bunkers, you’d be forgiven for escaping to a world farther south (and toward the coast) during your round.”
The greens are filled with character, and you’ll be faced with decisions, as no two holes are alike.
Do you play boldly on the first tee alongside the cliffs hanging over Lake Ontario? Do you have enough club to tackle Foxy Dale, the slightly uphill par-3? Are you going to try an aggressive approach into the 9th, arguably one of the best finishing holes in Canada, with its green hanging near the cliffside?
Easily walked, its nature means the course can be played quickly, and tee options providing variety for those seeking to play multiple rounds. For those looking for a more recreational or social experience, the lack of forced carries and ideal land make it easy to spend a beautiful afternoon among friends.
State-of-the-Art Golf Centre
The club recently built an outstanding new Golf Centre and Professional Shop with impressive timber wood features that include four state-of-the-art golf simulators that overlook the first tee with a stunning view of Lake Ontario.
The simulators are an extension of the club, with a bar and areas to relax. Open throughout the year, the area allows you to warm up before your round, or use the space in cooler months to work on your swing, or compete with fellow club members.
Certainly, The Toronto Hunt is among North America’s most historic clubs, but the revitalized Professional Shop demonstrates the focus on staying current with the latest technologies and providing members with the best experiences.