As golf courses across Canada begin opening for the 2015 golf season, we're announcing the top courses in Ontario as rated by golfers on Golf Advisor.
From metro Toronto to Muskoka and Niagara, it's a very diverse list indeed, ranging from championship courses to nine-holers and executive courses. Great rounds come in all shapes and sizes and is evident here.
Checking in at no. 1 on the year was North Granite Ridge Golf Club, located in the province's Muskoka region, a popular golf hotspot. The course received 26 ratings on the year and scored a tidy 4.65/5.0. It's top subcategory on the year was Staff Friendliness, meaning that perhaps it was a smiling face or two in the golf shop that pushed this course over the top.
"A beautiful golf course that is challenging and well maintained," wrote reviewer danothemano after his round in July. "Each hole is a view that can only be seen in the lush Muskoka Forest."
You can view the rest of the top 20 in the comments below. Any snubs that were left off the list? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and maybe they'll appear in next year's ranking.
Top 20 golf courses in Ontario in 2014
1. North Granite Ridge Golf Club, Port Sydney
2. Six Foot Bay Resort & Golf Club, Lakefield
3. Forest City National Golf Club, London
4. Rees Jones Course at Grand Niagara Golf Club, Niagara Falls
5. Eagles Nest Golf Club, Maple
6. Pine Knot Golf & Country Club, Dorchester
7. Long Course at Riverstone Golf & Counrtry Club, Brampton
8. Chippawa Course at Legends on Niagara, Niagara Falls
9. Willow Valley Golf Course, Mount Hope
10. The Bridges at Tillsonburg, Tillsonburg
11. Legends on the Niagara (36 holes), Niagara Falls
12. Turnberry Golf Club, Brampton
13. King's Bay Golf Club (9 holes), Seagrave
14. Paris Grand Country Club, Paris
15. Norfolk Golf and Country Club, Simcoe
16. Silver Lakes Golf & Country Club, East Gwillimbury
17. Flamborough Hills Golf & Country Club (27 holes), Copetown
18. Victoria Park East Golf Club, Guelph
19. Grey Silo Golf Club, Waterloo
20. Hunter's Pointe Golf Course, Welland
Minimum of 20 reviews needed in 2014 to qualify.