Jun 26, 2014

A Hidden Gem in the Heart of Toronto: Lambton Golf & Country Club Golf Course Review

Had the pleasure of playing Lambton Golf & Country Club back in May and I can see why Score Golf had it ranked in the top 100(2012) of all golf courses in Canada (94th). My father-in-law tagged along and had been a caddy for a summer back about 50 years ago so for him to play the course years later was a treat beyond words for him.

Having never played the course before I can only deduce the redesign work by Rees Jones and Keith Evans in 2010 has enhanced this beautiful 1902 golf course. Here's a few highlights with pictures.

Number starts out tame with a straightaway par 4 with a fair size landing area and a large bunker on the right that will swallow many a golfers ball.

Contouring on #2 is perfect for this downhill par 4
View from #3 is great considering your in the city of Toronto. Love the use of bunkers and the culvert situated before the green.
The holes that lie along the Humber River including the par 5 7th are flat but the use of bunkers and culverts make for a challenging back 9.

Plaque on #9 reads to the History of the golf course. Picture below is #9 a tricky narrow par 4.

One of my favorite par 5s on the course the uphill #15
My favorite, the beautifully contoured uphill #16

The par 3 #17 a stout par 3 that would be even more beautiful in the Fall
My father-in-law and I  on #18. I could definitely image the golfers getting off the train to play the prestigious Lambton Golf & Country Club. A must play for sure!

Cherry blossoms lined the entrance to Lambton in the Spring

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