115. Black Bear Ridge

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Black Bear Ridge Golf Course

  • Corbyville, Ontario (193KM northeast from Toronto)
  • 55th in the province
  • Brian McGee
  • 2005
  • 102.3915 points

One of the few homemade efforts in the country, owner-turned-architect Brian Magee put his own vision in the dirt.

Magee’s first and only foray into architecture is commendable, though somewhat of a mixed bag. On holes such as the 4th, 7th, 14th, and 15th he practiced exemplary restraint, allowing the tumbling land to be the prominent feature; however, on holes such as the awkward 1st with a tree that overhangs the right half of the green, the 6th with a centre-line hazard that is entirely off-scale, the strange 11th, which was originally a par 6, and the sharply-climbing 16th where Magee painted himself into a corner with the routing, one wonders if consulting a professional architect would have greatly enhanced the overall product. Nevertheless, Black Bear Ridge is still an excellent option, and among Canada’s best.

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