If the sunshine is making you wish you could walk the links and swing a club like a golf champion, Toronto has plenty of places to learn the ancient sport of accuracy and skill.
While most courses are currently still closed for the winter, most will be opening for golf season soon and many offer indoor instruction for people who want to get a jump on their game skills beforehand.
The scenic lands of northern Etobicoke offer a wealth of riches when it comes to golf with no less than nine separate courses available within a 15-minute drive of each other. For busy people who can’t normally do weekday sessions, the Royal Woodbine Golf Club (195 Galaxy Blvd.) offers one- and two-day intensive crash courses, while the Centennial Park Golf Centre offers a wide variety of lesson lengths from 15 minutes to one hour for anyone from beginners to experts.
Go to centennialparkgolfcentre.com for more.
The scenic Don Valley Golf Course (401 & Yonge St.) offers instruction of all levels through its Golf Shop, as well as a course known for its particularly scenic setting and easily accessible location within the city. The shop also offers indoor instruction in the off-season as well.
Go to donvalleyprofessionalgolfshop.com for more.
Heading north, the Richmond Hill Golf Club offers year-round golf instruction including video analysis and highly trained staff through its Golf Learning Centre in an upscale setting on a well maintained course.
For more, go to richmondhillgolf.com.
At the Glen Eagle Golf Club (15731 Regional Rd. 50) in Caledon just north of the city you can learn golf from eight-time LPGA winner Sandra Post or several other successful professional golfers at Post’s own golf school located on the course.
For more information, go to gleneagle.ca or sandrapost.ca.
For learning golf the new-fangled way, Tee Times Indoor Golf (80 Interchange Way) in Vaughan offers HD virtual golf technology that simulates a real golf course using high-definition images and gadgets that analyze your swing, club and shot skills. As an added benefit, the system lets you challenge some of the best and most memorable courses in the world in full HD glory, including standouts like Pebble Beach, Banff Springs and Kiawah Island.
Go to teetimesindoorgolf.com for more information.