TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley
- North course
- Caledon, Ontario (75KM northwest from Toronto)
- 42nd in the Province
- Doug Carrick
- 79.0344 points
The north course at the very popular Osprey Valley facility is almost overwhelming, where the theme is big, and then even bigger in the scale of the fairway width, bunkering, and greens. Given the sheer size of the golf course, a lesser architect might lose the plot or perhaps build golf holes devoid of strategy, yet Doug Carrick is almost textbook in the play lines, angles, and concepts.
Holes like the par 5, 13th, with its heavily canted fairway to the right demonstrate this perfectly, or the long par 4, 2nd, with bunkering cut into the hillside left and the green accepting shots better from (you guessed it), the left. When the golf is best comes when the land talks, as it does on the blind tee shot over a ridge at the 16th, or the gentle drop to the par 3, 14th, said to be inspired by Alister Mackenzie’s Royal Melbourne.
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