Getting into the Swing of it: Golf Experiences in Ontario

Heather Dilts-Baiano
Golf Experiences in Toronto

There are more than loons and pretty sunsets in northern Ontario. It turns out there are some very unique greens and spectacular fairways in this particular biome, making it perfect for a one-of-a-kind golfing experience. Here are a few golf experiences in Ontario that will help you get into the swing of the coming season.

Let Your Imagination Soar

Muskoka Bay Club

Forests, lakes and clear air await you 90 minutes north of Toronto, at the Muskoka Bay Club. Its 18 holes, designed by Doug Carrick, use the natural features of the area, beaver ponds, forests, rock ridges and wetlands to create a playable and challenging course. There can be few better golf experiences in Ontario.

This award-winning golf club is a four season community, with spa facilities, pools, tennis courts, pro-shop, fitness area and bistro. The cliff-top Club House is 17,000 square feet paradise to play and relax. You can enjoy your stay in a private villa, loft or home at the club.

If you don’t want to visit such a place and play golf alone, there are ways to make this golf experience even better. Enjoy a round of golf at Muskoka Bay Club for two as an experience, and a memory that will never fade. Perhaps a stay overnight would suit you and your friend? Play a round of golf, rest in one of the luxurious lofts and enjoy breakfast the following morning. What better way to enjoy the sport than a golf-getaway for two.

Golf Experiences in Toronto

The stunning Muskoka Bay Club

Far From Forbidden

Taboo Muskoka Resort

This golf resort has been reopened for the summer of 2015, after being redeveloped to bring even better golfing experiences to you.

Taboo can be found 90 minutes north of Toronto, on Lake Muskoka. Three hundred acres of Canadian Shield landscape creates a challenging, yet charming, layout. Pink granite outcroppings shape the holes, With 15-minute tee time intervals and each hole separate from the others, you will feel you are on a private golf course.

Taboo combined resort and recreation activities so everyone can enjoy their stay. Besides golf, there are nature trails, boat and jet ski rentals, canoes, kayaks and pontoon boat cruises. There is so much more to explore at Taboo.

During the summer, patio dining is available on the wrap-around deck at the Boathouse, providing generous seating for guests who can either come by car or boat. Golfers can enjoy the special 9 & Dine, where you can first play nine holes on Taboo’s memorable golf course, then enjoy a 3-course meal.

Enjoy The View

Muskoka Grandview Resort

Amongst the Pine and Maple trees of Huntsville, Ontario, rests the Muskoka Grandview Resort. It is just under two hours from Toronto, surrounded by woodlands, waterfalls, granite cliffs and curious hamlets.

Grandview boasts three of Canada’s high-ranking golf clubs, Lake Joseph Club, Rocky Crest and Mark O’Meara Course. Named 8th out of the top 50 Best Courses in Ontario, and Top 20 Destinations by National Geographic, Muskoka Grandview Resort is a haven for golf-lovers.

This world-class golf resort is under new management, who have ensured the variety of suites and condos suit the many tastes of the guests. Fully-furnished luxury condos are available in sizes of 650 to 1700 square feet.

Although golf is a main focus, there are other activities to be enjoyed as well. Swimming, fishing and boating are unparalleled in the Muskokas. There are also theatres, local artisans, farmers markets and various village chefs to arouse interest in the local area.

Golf Experiences in Ontario


Henry Brunton, at Eagles Nest Golf Club, with his prestigious Trackman technology

Let Your Game Take Flight

Eagles Nest Golf Club

The brisk air, and thrilling landscape of Vaughan, Ontario, will greet you at this ultimate golf destination. It is another creative 18-hole links style design by Doug Carrick.

Eagles Nest Golf Club was designed to remind you of the game’s origins, and how golf is played in its truest form. However, the club is more than just for the sport. The club house invites guests to chat and relax while recounting triumphs and enjoying fine dining. There is the Golf Shop, in the lower level of the clubhouse, carrying accessories, equipment and fashions from designers such as Ralph Lauren, Galvin Green and Under Armour. The club also holds a Titleist National Fitting Centre.

Sometimes, all you need to improve your game is a little guidance. Why not get help from the best in the sport? Henry Brunton, a household name in Canadian golf, can give you the experience of a lifetime. At Eagles Nest, you, alone or with up to two buddies, can have a one-hour private lesson with this golf legend. If one hour is just not enough, there are full-day experiences with Henry on course. Whether you keep him to yourself, or share with a few friends is up to you.

Full Day Golf with Henry Brunton


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  • sheona della-fort

    Great article. Will forward to my friends in the UK who are golf enthusiasts.It might tempt them to come over to Canada.