87. Magna

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Magna Golf Club

  • Aurora, Ontario (46KM north from Toronto)
  • 45th in the Province
  • Doug Carrick
  • 2001
  • 84.1271 points

The concept of large-scale golf courses was foreign in Canada post-Stanley Thompson, but at the turn of the century, Rod Whitman and Doug Carrick individually began to expand playing corridors and build big golf. As a result, Magna remains one of the first examples of a big ballpark post-World War Two. In fact, at times, the scale is overwhelming, such as the 15th where the par 5 tumbles down the hillside left, or playing in the valley near the end of the front nine.

Those who find their way onto this very exclusive, small membership golf club will notice how difficult the opening stretch is: a demanding dogleg right long par 4 followed up with an all-carry par 3 over water.

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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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