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April 15, 2013
Golfers can hit the links starting today at City of Toronto's courses
Attention all golf lovers - the City of Toronto's golf courses have officially opened for business. Grab your clubs and hit the links at one of the City's five high-calibre courses with beautiful landscapes and majestic views.

All of the courses are accessible by public transit, are affordable and offer a variety of programming for families, youth, adults and seniors.

"This is a great opportunity for people to relax, have fun, get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors without spending a lot of money," said Councillor Norm Kelly (Ward 40 Scarborough-Agincourt), Chair of the Parks and Environment Committee.
"Our courses make it possible for everyone to have a chance to play."

Each course has unique features and offers attractions for golfers of different levels of ability. Instruction from Canadian Professional Golfers Association instructors is available. Discounts are offered at all times to juniors and seniors. Twilight, Family Night and nine-hole discounted rates are available during certain hours.

More information about Toronto’s golf courses is available on the new and improved website or by calling the courses at the phone numbers below.

Dentonia (18-hole par 3/par 54)
Dentonia Park Golf Course is the GTA's finest par three course and a great course for a season warm-up round. Dentonia is located at 781 Victoria Park Ave., less than a one-minute walk from the Victoria Park subway station. For more information or to book a tee time, call 416-392-2558.

Don Valley (18-hole regulation/par 72)
The oldest and most prestigious municipal course, Don Valley Golf Course has a classic Howard Watson design, a traditional variety of holes, and a legendary reputation for its exciting, natural setting. Don Valley is located at 4200 Yonge St., just south of Highway 401. For more information or to book a tee time, call 416-392-2465.

Humber Valley (18-hole regulation/par 70)
Suitable for all ages and skill levels, Humber Valley Golf Course, challenges golfers with its combination of links and valley lands, so players need to focus on precision, accuracy and patience, especially on the last three holes. Humber Valley has a licensed restaurant and is located at Albion Road and Beattie Avenue. For more information or to book a tee time, call 416-392-2488.

Scarlett Woods (18-hole executive/par 62)
An executive-length course and a great way to start the season, Scarlett Woods Golf Course is a popular choice with both novice and expert golfers. Scarlett Woods is located at Eglinton Avenue West and Jane Street. For more information or to book a tee time, call 416-392-2484.

Tam O'Shanter (18-hole regulation/par 72)
Nestled along Highland Creek in a serene setting, Tam O’Shanter Golf Course is a moderately difficult course with water hazards that require extra attention. Tam O’Shanter has a licensed restaurant and is located on Birchmount Road north of Sheppard Avenue East. For more information or to book a tee time, call 416-392-2547.

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