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Most of the golf courses in North America established in the 19th century are private, but there are some publics worth being enjoyed.
A major $6-million renovation managed to make The Rock Golf Club more playable, but Nick Faldo's first design in Canada is still one tough nut to crack. The Rock opened in 2004 in Muskoka and immediately went under Faldo's knife again in 2007. Faldo's second effort to get it right covered extensive changes.
Wooden Sticks Golf Club in the greater Toronto area features a collection of holes inspired by the most famous holes in golf, as well as some original designs by architect Ron Garl. The golf course is in an upscale property that receives a lot of corporate play during the week and features five sets of tees, a large clubhouse and superb conditioning.
Taboo Golf Club delivers all of the beauty of the Muskoka region: The forest, wetlands and, yes, those imposing granite outcroppings. In 2002, architect Ron Garl used the natural topography to sculpt wide rolling fairways for playability. Mother Nature, however, makes sure golfers never get too comfortable. Environmentally sensitive areas litter the 7,340-yard course, creating forced carries from numerous tees and some scary approach shots on tough par 4s.
Canadian Golden Era architect Stanley Thompson designed Whirlpool Golf Course, one of the most convenient plays near the famous Niagara Falls on the Canada side. Tour the course here.
Architect Doug Carrick was thrown a curveball while designing the Muskoka Bay Club in Gravenhurst as he was forced to route the golf course through a more rugged, rockier piece of land near the back of the property. Carrick knocked that curve out of the park with a scenic layout that weaves through Muskoka rock without losing much in the way of playability. The result is one of the top courses in Canada.
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