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About

Holes 18
Type Private/Resort
Par 72
Length 7166 yards
Slope 136
Rating 74.4
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7166 yards 74.4 136
Blue 72 6742 yards 72.2 129
White 72 6287 yards 69.9 124
White (W) 72 6287 yards 76.1 139
Red 72 5346 yards 65.1 115
Red (W) 72 5346 yards 70.4 126
Scorecard for Bigwin Island Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 74.9/131 392 181 523 166 404 462 536 451 408 3523 411 452 208 404 403 515 472 204 574 3643 7166
Blue M: 73.1/123 365 162 502 152 388 441 520 432 381 3343 382 430 191 356 388 483 436 183 550 3399 6742
White M: 70.7/121 W: 71.7/123 337 146 473 134 373 412 507 403 349 3134 358 404 169 332 364 446 398 156 526 3153 6287
Red M: 66.1/111 W: 67.1/113 292 128 436 115 284 356 426 345 277 2659 284 323 154 274 318 401 339 142 452 2687 5346
Handicap 13 15 7 17 3 9 5 1 11 10 6 16 14 12 8 2 18 4
Par 4 3 5 3 4 4 5 4 4 36 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1921
Golf Season May 16th - October 15th
Architect Doug Carrick (2001) Stanley Thompson (1921)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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4.7
3 Reviews (3)
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GTA Tour Event

I recent played in a GTA AM Tour event at bigwin and I was blown away. The boat ride over was amazing, while docking you are looking at the mansion of a clubhouse to the right. On the left you are looking up at the giant 18th hole that is absolutely breathtaking.

The tour provided us with a glimpse of what is to expect when playing all summer with Mark Young and his team as they coordinate with courses like this all over ontario to provide the best experience for their athletes.

Finally, thr course maintenance was fantastic and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. I will 100% be playing there next year in the annual event.

Thumbs up Bigwin, see you soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Bucket List Experience

This was the first and only time I've ever had the experience of arriving at a golf course via shuttle boat. The boat ride experience in itself is enough to visit Bigwin Island. Arriving at a private island golf community via boat is unlike anything I've experienced.

I played here early in the season, but the course was already in decent shape. The course layout was enjoyable, although I was quite surprised, considering it's an island golf course, that we could only see the water from a couple holes. That said, the views on those holes were epic, and I did enjoy the course layout through the heavily treed terrain.

Although I likely won't be playing this course on a weekly basis (nor could I since it's only open to the public in spring and fall) I would highly recommend adding Bigwin to your bucket list as a very cool and unique golf experience.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Amazing island golf north of Toronto

Visiting Bigwin Island was my biggest 'Oh wow' surprise of my golf-writing career.

I knew virtually nothing about the course when I pulled into the parking lot in the fall of 2012. I thought I was lost. There was no clubhouse or golf course in sight, just a giant water hazard, the beautiful Lake of Bays. A five-minute boat ride to the 700-acre island felt like a magical adventure.

In 2001, architect Doug Carrick transformed an abandoned Stanley Thompson course into a stunningly scenic private playground that is only open to the public in spring and fall. All 7,166 yards weave their way seamlessly through undisturbed forest. Carrick's bunkers, lined with a local golden silica sand, are as big and bold as the fairways are wide. The layout is infinitely playable for all golfers.

The vistas from the elevated tee boxes of the par-4 sixth and par-5 18th holes are among the best in North America. The wonderfully restored clubhouse is on par with the best clubs in Canada. The old Bigwin Island Inn, a haven for celebrities in the 1920s and 1930s, collapsed a long time ago, but the island's good life vibe continues on at the club. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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