The North Course - Angus Glen Golf Club, Markham, Ontario
When PGA Tour pros teed it up on the North Course at Angus Glen in 2007 for the Canadian Open they were greeted by fairways lined with jagged, fescue-covered dunes and numerous sod wall bunkers. Like the thousands of everyday golfers who enjoy playing it on a regular basis, Open winner Jim Furyk had only good things to say about the course.
The North Course design was a collaboration with esteemed American Golf Course Architect, Jay Morrish and features a “Links” design motif. The open rolling farm land called for an alternative design approach to the South Course and provides a completely different playing experience. The fescue covered dunes and revetted bunkers are the course’s main line of defence. The green complexes are accented with strategically placed bunkers and closely mown grass hollows that call for a creative short game shots in order to score well.
The massive ponds that come into play on holes 11 through 15 were designed specifically to capture storm water on the site for irrigation purposes and conform to provincial Ministry of the Environment guidelines.
The North Course at Angus Glen was ranked the 2nd best new Course in Canada by Golf Digest in 2002.