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March 23, 2012
Earliest opening ever for Toronto's municipal golf courses
The City of Toronto's five municipal courses opened today to kick off the golf season. The weather conditions enabled the City to open the courses a month earlier than last year.

"Our golf courses are the perfect place for people of all ages to learn how to play the game or for seasoned golfers to face a challenge in a spectacular setting," said Councillor Norm Kelly (Ward 40 Scarborough Agincourt), Chair of the Parks and Environment Committee. "Today's opening is the earliest on record. This is a great day for Toronto's golfers."

City golf courses are reasonably priced, conveniently located within city boundaries and easily accessible by public transit. Each course has its own unique features and each course offers attractions for golfers of different ability levels. Instruction from Canadian Professional Golfers' Association instructors is available. Discounts are offered at all times to juniors and seniors. Twilight and nine-hole rates are available during certain hours.

More information about Toronto’s municipal golf courses is available at or by calling the courses at the phone numbers below.

Dentonia Park Golf Course is the Greater Toronto Area'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
The oldest and most prestigious municipal course, Don Valley has a classic Howard Watson design, a traditional variety of holes, and a reputation for its exciting, natural setting. It's a challenge to even the most skilled of golfers. 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
Suitable for all ages and skill levels, Humber Valley Golf Course challenges golfers with its combination of links and valley lands. 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
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
Nestled alongside 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 416-392-2488.

In the event of a labour disruption, municipal golf course operations will remain open.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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