Toronto Golf Club
|Location||Mississauga, Ontario, Canada|
|Length||6,836 yd (6,251 m)|
The Toronto Golf Club was founded in 1876 and is the third oldest golf club in North America after Royal Montreal Golf Club (founded 1873), and the Royal-Quebec Golf Club (1875). The Club has hosted the Canadian Open five times and hosted the Canadian Amateur Championship nine times, more than any other club.
It originated on a parcel of land known as the Fernhill property, which was included within the City of Toronto in the 1900s. In 1909, the Club obtained a new charter without share capital, and in this the original name of the Club, “The Toronto Golf Club”, was restored. The following year it was decided to acquire a new site.
The present site of the Club is in Mississauga, Ontario, on the banks of the Etobicoke River, and its 18-hole course was designed by the renowned English architect Harry Colt. The course was ready for play in the fall of 1912, and its clubhouse was completed in 1913. In 1919, the Club bought additional land to the north, and had a new nine-hole course built which opened in 1921. George Cumming was hired in 1900, at age 21, to serve as head professional and remained in that position for 50 years.
Major tournaments hosted
The Toronto Golf Club has hosted Canadian Open five times; twice at its old location in Toronto, Ontario, in 1905 and 1909, and three times at its current Mississauga, Ontario, location (1914, 1921 and 1927). Its championship course currently extends to 6,836 yards from the back tees, and plays to par 70. (Slope: 138; Rating: 73.1) The Toronto Golf Club has hosted the Canadian Amateur Championship nine times, more than any other club.
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