Castlemore Golf and Country Club's semi-private 9-hole course challenges golfers with a triple threat of tight fairways, small greens, and numerous water hazards. As obstacles abound, players are forced into nerve-racking shot situations, forcing them to make deft club selections or play conservatively by putting through the entire course. Four par 3s and a lack of par 5s make scoring the par of 32 a possibility for scratch golfers, though three sets of tees per hole ensure enjoyment for players of all abilities. After the round, clubbers can retire to the pro shop for new equipment or a shirt that hasn't just returned from swimming in the course ponds. An elegant, Carolina-inspired clubhouse also houses a restaurant and event centre that seats up to 200 guests and features a terrace that overlooks the 18th green.
Course at a Glance: * 9-hole, par 32 course * Total distance of 2,253 yards from back tees * Three sets of tees
A total of six golf facilities falls under the KaneffGolf umbrella, and each one occupies a chunk of land in the Golden Horseshoe between Brampton and Niagara. Lionhead in Brampton has earned the title as the company's flagship facility. Here, players discover a pair of award-winning courses?The Legends and The Masters?that incorporate 520 acres of surrounding meadows, wetlands, and forests. The newly re-designed Streetsville Glen, meanwhile, was built in 1967, making it the group's most established site and the wise mentor for younger courses.
The rippling waters of the West Humber River wend their way through the nine-hole, par 35 course at Riverstone Golf & Country Club. The river?s meandering route turns fairways into tricky doglegs, and two expansive ponds tempt dimpled orbs to slip on their swimsuits and practice swan dives. The course hosts 2,800 yards of stately trees that hug putting greens and a bevy of bunkers that summon sand wedges from their afternoon naps. After a day on the course or during the club's private and semi-private lessons, golfers can relax at the country club?s Bistro at Riverstone, where a seasonally rotating menu features casual fare such as prime-rib burgers or upscale entrees such as jalapeno- and shallot-crusted salmon. Players can sip a cold beer and watch the sun set from the patio as they plan their aging putter's upcoming retirement party.
The nine holes at Parkshore Golf Club add up to a 3,623-yard gauntlet from the back tees, demanding long drives into expansive fairways with relatively few trees. The course's length is showcased on two par 5s that extend more than 600 yards: the 626-yard fourth hole and the 617-yard eighth. Four sets of tee boxes ensure players of all abilities can enjoy a comfortable golfing experience without swinging out of their shoes or secretly rigging their golf ball with fireworks. Forty-four bunkers are stationed alongside six ponds and two intersecting streams, meaning players must adjust shots to account for direction, wind, or the ominous messages for help scrawled into bunkers by unlucky predecessors.
Course at a Glance: * 9-hole, par 36 course * Total length of 3,623 yards from the back tees * Four sets of tees per hole