Designed by Thomas McBroom, National Pines Golf Club was third in Golf Digest's ranking of best new courses in Canada when it opened in 1992.
Despite its 7,013 yard length, National Pines is a great walking course that predominantly features Lovers Creek which comes into play 14 times during a round.
The course, which opens with a front-nine meadowlands layout, transforms its personality as it routes through the thick stands of pines on the back nine. On most holes, strategic decisions need to be made off the tee, offering the choice of a demanding high risk-high reward drive (including nine forced carries) or a more conservative line. National Pines Golf Club also requires players to think their way through the course in order strategically position approach shots into the undulating greens.
Facilities include a three-level 7,000 square-foot clubhouse, a three-tiered grass deck with 15 hitting stations, seven target greens, and a putting green.
Home of the 2007 and 2008 Canadian Tour Championship and the 1995 Ontario Amateur, National Pines Golf Club is only 45 minutes from downtown Toronto.