Described as a Hidden Gem in Ontario Golf News, this 200-acre beautifully manicured golfing paradise has bent grass greens and tees, lush fairways and thigh-high fescue. You will be challenged and rewarded as you enjoy this outstanding golf course.
The course layout meanders through mature bush and open spaces that bring the Scottish heather lands to mind. Four sets of tee Decks allow players of varying experience to play where they feel comfortable. With a slope rating of 137 from the gold tees the layout is not just about distance: Large undulating greens make great targets but look out for the 80 well-placed bunkers and long unruly fescue that await that errant shot.
Our story begins in the early 1990’s with a piece of land that contained both natural beauty and great potential. Steven L. Ward of GolfPlan Associates was contracted to design a golf course that would do the property justice. The design was completed and presented to the partners.
The plan consisted of an 18-hole championship golf course complete with a full practice facility as well as a residential community of thirty estate lots surrounding the golf course. The process was started and government approvals began to be obtained.
In the spring of 1999 a new partner, with 12 years of golf course construction and management experience, came onboard and the wheels of progress started to turn. In his words “I looked at millions of acres but this location had golf course written all over it”. Construction began immediately.
A contractor was selected to work with the golf course architect and the partners to build “Timber Ridge Golf Course”. Trees were cleared, earth moved and the tee decks, fairways, and greens began to take shape. The dream that was envisioned over a decade earlier was put into motion.
After overcoming many obstacles both man made and those produced by Mother Nature, the construction phase was completed in 2000. The course was given a full year to grow in before opening for public play August 2001. Since opening day the golf course has received great reviews including being listed as a “Hidden Gem” in Ontario Golf News, being nominated for Golf Digest’s “Best New Canadian Golf Course” as well as listed as a “Must Play” in Toronto Life Magazine.
TOP 100 GOLF COURSES IN ONTARIO 2011 OG MAGAZINE – #87
TOP 50 YOU CAN PLAY IN ONTARIO 2011 OG MAGAZINE – #27
THE PEOPLES CHOICE – ONTARIO TOP 50 COURSES 2011 OG MAGAZINE – #8
On the Bogey Man’s Best Public Golf Courses – 2005
One of the Top 100 Public Golf Courses in Canada, Globe and Mail – 2005
Best Bang for the Buck, OG Magazine – 2010
One of the Top 100 Golf Courses in Canada, ScoreGolf – 2006/07