When you rank courses via a mathematical formula, you get to see exactly how close one facility is from another in the overall ranking, as well as how close some missed out on the Top 100. Among the heartbreaks was the nine-hole Toronto Hunt Club, which missed by a mere 0.02 points. Beach Grove G&CC in St. Clair and Blue Springs GC in Acton were both just .05 points back. Three others within a tenth of a point were Otter Creek in Otterville, Batteaux Creek in Nottawa and South Muskoka in Bracebridge, while Sunningdale G&CC’s New Course, Legends on the Niagara’s Ussher’s Creek, Whitevale GC north of Pickering, Collingwood’s OslerBrook G&CC and the Country Club’s West Course in Woodbridge were all just a fraction further back.
*A total of 213 different courses received at least one Top-60 vote from the 42 panel members.
*All three of Osprey Valley’s golf courses in Caledon ranked among Ontario’s top 20 public-access courses.
*Among the top 10 courses, four different architects designed (or co-designed) two courses apiece: Stanley Thompson, Tom Fazio, H.S. Colt and Doug Carrick. Thompson was a primary architect for 20 of the Top 100 courses.