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April 16, 2009
Swing a golf club this spring as Toronto’s municipal golf courses open for the season
Councillor Paula Fletcher, Chair of the Parks and Environment Committee (Ward 30 Toronto-Danforth) marked the opening of Toronto’s five municipal golf courses today by teeing off at Dentonia Park Golf Course.

“I’m proud to be part of a city that makes golf a sport that’s accessible to the public,” said Councillor Fletcher. “In these tough economic times, people still need a way to relax, get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors without spending a lot of money. Toronto’s golf courses are beautiful and accessible.”

Operated by Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation, the courses are reasonably priced, conveniently located within city boundaries, and easily accessed by TTC. Each course has its own individual appeal. Detailed information about Toronto’s municipal golf courses is available at or by calling the courses at the numbers listed below.

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
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 (opening Thursday, April 16 at noon)
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
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 along side 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.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation media hotline, 416-560-8726,



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