82. Port Carling

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Port Carling Golf & Country Club

  • Port Carling, Ontario (221KM north from Toronto)
  • 43rd in the Province
  • Thomas McBroom
  • 1991
  • 81.7569 points

Golf is played on a variety of properties that provide an interesting puzzle for architects to solve. On a property as severe as Port Carling, Thomas McBroom’s solution to the problem had to be clever. His decision? Route the golf holes directly into the hillside, making this mere, 6400 yard golf course play noticeably longer (and more difficult) than it lets on.

Of the notable holes, the short par 4, 7th would be suitable in a “Best in Muskoka” list, and likewise for the par 3, 16th, which reminded us of “Wishing Well” at Capilano.

In recent years, McBroom, who lives nearby, has updated the layout. With an improved golf course—notably the eye-candy bunkering—Port Carling feel much newer and closer to the current Thomas McBroom style than his past archetypes.

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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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