For those who think they have to stop swinging because it’s winter, think again. The Oakville Indoor Golf Centre permits enthusiasts to play at 60 of the best golf courses in the world using the golf industry’s best Simulator technology. So don’t fret: it’s always “tee time” in Oakville.
Once golf season does begin, there are numerous courses that make the sport more or less synonymous with the town. Among them is the Deerfield Golf Club, a semi-private facility that is open to members and day-guests. In North/West Oakville you will find the Whet Golf Club, an 18-hole public course set on 132 acres. Named after the Saw-Whet owl, it offers a round of golf for an affordable $45 on weekdays and $55 on weekends.
Oakville Executive Golf offers two public courses overlooking Sixteen Mile Creek and valley: the 9-hole Angle’s View course and the 18-hole Mystic Ridge Course. Like the Saw-Whet Club, these two courses make golf easy on the pocketbook.
This year marks the return of the 2015 edition of the RBC Canadian Open at the town’s world-renowned Glen Abbey Golf Course between July 20 and 27 The club will be hosting the most prestigious event in Canada’s golf calendar for an unprecedented 27th time, proof positive that Oakville is one of Canada’s golf capitals. Home to Golf Canada and the Canadian Golf Museum and Hall of Fame, Glen Abbey is arguably the most famous golf course in town.
Designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, Glen Abbey is now owned by ClubLink so Oakvillians can enjoy this spectacular sporting attraction as either a member or a day guest. Glen Abbey has witnessed a lot of golf history but among the most singular moments was the time Tiger Woods hit the “shot of the year” from a fairway bunker on the 72nd hole of the Canadian Open to win the 2000 tournament by a single stroke.
Founded over 30 years ago, Glen Abbey is by no means the oldest links in town. That distinction belongs to the Oakville Golf Club, which was founded in 1921. Set on 328 acres, the club owes its existence to the fact that one of its founders, Ban Taylor, contracted rheumatic and could not play more tennis. Taylor and a couple of pals decided golf would be a less vigorous alterative except there was no course in town, so they created one.