73. Oakdale

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Oakdale Golf & Country Club

  • Thompson & Homenuik Nines
  • Toronto, Ontario (20KM northwest from downtown)
  • 38th in the Province
  • Stanley Thompson, Ian Andrew
  • 1926
  • 72.6422 points

Recently awarded the 2023 and 2026 Canadian Open, readers can take solace in knowing the Canadian Open did not influence our ranking, though we suspect Oakdale will become better knowing in the coming years across the nation.

The forthcoming hype for Oakdale is long overdue, but Ian Andrew’s recent work on Stanley Thompson’s original layout is a key factor. Many will be surprised at the subtleties that make this layout challenging. Canted fairways make it difficult to hold fairways unless the golfer works it into the slopes.

As an added benefit, Black Creek touches numerous holes on property. Oakdale is another fine example of what a noteworthy architect, fruitful contours (no matter how big or small), and a meandering creek is a recipe for success.

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  • Andrew Harvie

    Based in Toronto, but having lived in Alberta, British Columbia, Montana, Arizona, and Texas, I have been lucky enough to see over 400 golf courses and counting!

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