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Wild spring weather means Toronto golf courses are set to open this weekend

Toronto’s golf season tees off amidst a wild spring of unpredictable weather, with temperatures soaring to unprecedented highs. Despite the rollercoaster conditions, golfers eagerly anticipate the opening of all five city-operated courses on March 30, embracing the warmer-than-ever climate as they prepare to hit the links.

Here is where you can get a few swings in this spring:

Dentonia Park

Home to the City of Toronto Par 3 Championship. Organizes one of the city’s largest ladies’ leagues and hosts tournaments and lessons/clinics. Location: 781 Victoria Park Ave, Scarborough.

Don Valley

The Don Valley Golf Course features lush vegetation and rolling landscapes. Hallelujah Corner includes the signature Par 5 12th hole followed by an outstanding par 3 challenge. Location: 4200 Yonge St, Toronto.

Humber Valley

Located on the banks of the Humber River, it’s Toronto’s oldest course, dating back over 100 years. The 18-hole par 70 course spans a total of 5446 yards. There are two featured holes on this course, 14 and 15, which were designed by world-famous Canadian golf course architect Stanley Thompson.  Accessible golf carts are available at no cost to golfers with mobility needs and can be requested when booking a tee time.  Location: 40 Beattie Ave, Toronto.

Scarlett Woods

Spans 3749 yards; 18-hole par 61 course (suitable for both beginners and experts). The featured hole on this course is 17, with its water hazard located alongside the fairway, making it a challenge for experienced golfers. Location: 1000 Jane St, Toronto.

Tam O’Shanter

Located alongside Highland Creek. The 18-hole, par 72 course spans 6083 yards. The featured hole on this course is 13, with a picturesque view of the course’s green tree line and pond. Location: 2481 Birchmount Rd, Toronto.

City Growth

Golf at these courses continues to grow — the city of Toronto reports an increase of nearly 15,000 more rounds played last year than during the previous year, and a record high of more than 240,000 rounds were played in 2023.

Tee-off start times will vary throughout the season but will end at dusk and be staggered 10 minutes apart throughout the day. As daylight hours extend, tee times will adjust to allow for dawn-to-dusk play.

This year, the City has also partnered with Thistle Golf Ltd. to manage play, pro shops, as well as food and beverage services at all five City-operated golf courses.

As the season can get quite busy, golfers are encouraged to book tee times up to seven days in advance through the City’s website. Rentals are available from the pro shop at each clubhouse.

More information about the City’s golf courses and booking options can be found here.