TORONTO, ON (August 31, 2020) – US publication GOLF Magazine released its inaugural list of the world’s top 9-hole golf courses and Canada’s own Toronto Hunt has ranked 35th. The magazine’s September-October edition features an impressive list of 9-hole courses from Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Netherlands, the USA and Spain. The Toronto Hunt was the only Canadian club to make the list.
“It’s a very proud moment to be featured and to represent Canada on this list,” says Chris Neale, CEO and General Manager of The Toronto Hunt. “Our staff and members have always known that we have something very special here with the spectacular setting on the bluffs overlooking Lake Ontario. It is truly a hidden gem in the heart of the city.”
For years, studies in Canada and the United States have reflected a decline in golf participation, but the trend at The Toronto Hunt has been the opposite. “For several reasons, we’ve seen an increase in member applications over the past decade,” says Neale. “The fact that we are 9-holes is seen as a positive factor given the busy pace of people’s lives today. And our proximity to downtown Toronto is a big advantage. Our total number of rounds played have also been trending up over the past few years.”
The Toronto Hunt was founded in 1843. It is one of the oldest hunt clubs in North America and the second oldest in Canada. The golf course offers four different tee placements to suit any golfer’s level of ability. Earlier this year, the club finished construction on a new golf centre featuring a new pro shop and indoor practice facility complete with four state of the art golf simulators that will allow for year round golf. The Toronto Hunt is located just minutes from downtown, and 40 minutes from the airport.
For Golf Magazine’s complete list of The 50 Best 9-Hole Courses in the World, click HERE.