Spring has sprung and you know what that means: the beginning of golf season. You don’t need to head to Muskoka for world-class golf: you can experience amazing golf right here in Markham. Here are my votes for the best golf courses in the Markham area.
1. Angus Glen
Pretty much the crème de la crème of golf courses, Angus Glen is where the pros play. They hosted the 2007 Canadian Open on their North Course and the 2002 Canadian Open on their South Course. Both courses are beautiful and challenging. The South Course recently had $6 million in renovations by a renowned golf architectural firm. Their golf academy gives you a number of options for learning the sport or tightening up your drive shot. The junior program is taught by a CPGA certified instructor and they even have golf fitness, focusing on strength training and nutrition for young golfers.
With an 18-hole championship course, plus a nine-hole executive course, Bushwood is a great course for players of all skill levels. Players call it “tough, yet forgiving” with challenging holes and lush greens. Kids are welcome to play at Bushwood and they have a number of junior camps, along with rental clubs. Bubba Watson once graced the links at Bushwood.
A family-owned business since the 1960s, Cresthaven is a Markham mainstay. With 18 holes, seasoned golfers and beginners can share the greens while playing on this par 3 course. Rates are affordable, starting at around $20 for twilight golf games and going up to $27 for peak season regular playing. Juniors and seniors can play for around $20. A monthly unlimited play pass is only $250 and well worth it to get in as much golf action as you can on this side of Markham.
If you want a short game of golf, head to the Markham Green golf course for their nine holes. A scenic course where a creek runs through, this easy to walk course is more challenging than you’d think. Take advantage of camps and private lessons, including the ladies learn to golf series.
A worthy mention, the Markham Golf Dome is the place to be on those rainy spring days when you really don’t want to get soaked right through. They’ve got both an indoor and outdoor range, with a total of 105 driving stalls, plus:
· Chipping area
· Sand trap practice area
· Putting green
· Teaching area
· Target greens
Check out the early bird special or the senior’s special, which both include the golf plus a muffin and coffee. They also have a junior golf camp this summer.