Golf Courses

Tam O'Shanter: Enjoy Nature in the City at this Beautiful Course

Nestled alongside the Highland Creek is north-east Toronto's premier golf course. Tam O'Shanter provides a comfortable experience for golfers to learn the game, grow their abilities and sharpen their skills. Download the course layout (PDF).

  • Moderately difficult 18 hole
  • Par 72 - 6083 yards
  • Licensed restaurant
  • Pro shop with rental equipment
  • 3 accessible washrooms
  • 123 car parking lot

ExpandGreen Fees and Information

Type of GolferMonday to FridayWeekends and Holidays
Adult - 18 hole $49.00 $57.00
*Senior - 18 hole $32.00 $36.00
*Junior - 18 hole $29.00 $32.00
**Adult - 9 hole $29.00 $31.00
**Senior - 9 hole $18.00 $21.00
**Junior - 9 hole $18.00 $21.00
Twilight $36.00 $39.00

* Seniors are 60 yrs+ and must show proper ID to qualify for the Senior rate. Juniors are 18 and under. Senior and Junior rates are not honoured before 12 PM on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.

** 9 hole rates only apply during early morning hours off the back nine or off the front nine during evening hours. Early morning and evening hours vary; please ask when booking tee time.

Power Carts

  • Adult - 18 hole: $36 
  • Adult - 9 hole: $24
  • Adult Twilight: $24 
  • Senior - 18 hole: $34 
  • Senior - 9 hole: $22
  • Senior Twilight: $22

Club Rentals (Pull Cart Included)

  • 18 Hole: $25
  • 9 Hole: $15
  • Twilight: $15
  • Pull Cart Only: $5
  • Bag Only: $5

ExpandLesson Pricing and Information

Lesson Rates

To book a lesson with our PGA of Canada Professionals call 416-392-2547.

Private 1/2 hour lesson

  • Adults $55/lesson or $200/series of 4 lessons
  • Juniors $40/lesson or $140/series of 4 lessons
  • Seniors $40/lesson or $140/series of 4 lessons

Adult Semi-private 1 hour lesson

  • 2 golfers: $110
  • 3 golfers: $130
  • 4 golfers: $160

Junior Semi-private 1 hour lesson

  • 2 golfers: $80
  • 3 golfers: $90
  • 4 golfers: $110

Golf Clinics

Clinics are offered by City of Toronto’s golf partner, Golf Plus Marketing. Each series includes four one-hour classes at $150 per person for Adults and $100 for Juniors, equipment included.

Please register for activities at least one week before the start date. Payment is expected at the same time as registration. All applicable taxes are extra.

Need more information? Check out our golf schedule or call 416-392-2547.

ExpandScore Card

HoleBlue TeeWhite TeeParHandicap
1 360 323 4 13
2 395 348 4 3
3 188 158 3 17
4 291 276 4 15
5 452 409 5 1
6 192 143 3 7
7 340 305 4 11
8 508 481 5 5
9 337 325 4 9
Out 3063 2768 36 Out
HoleBlue TeeWhite TeeParHandicap
10 506 450 5 6
11 166 151 3 16
12 370 336 4 10
13 500 453 5 4
14 160 144 3 14
15 368 353 4 2
16 151 128 3 18
17 320 294 4 12
18 479 467 5 8
In 3020 2776 36 In
HoleRed TeeParHandicap
1 223 4 13
2 327 4 3
3 105 3 17
4 263 4 15
5 354 4 1
6 119 3 7
7 294 4 11
8 465 5 5
9 313 4 9
Out 2463 35 Out
HoleRed TeeParHandicap
10 430 5 6
11 131 3 16
12 324 4 10
13 429 5 4
14 124 3 14
15 293 4 2
16 114 3 18
17 281 4 12
18 455 5 8
In 2581 36 In
TeeTotal DistanceTotal Par
Blue 6083 72
White 5544 72
Red 5044 71

Take a look at the image of the handicaps and pars for Tam O'Shanter Golf Course, colour-coded for easy reference.

ExpandLeagues

Ladies League

Membership benefits include reserved evening tee times, lesson clinics, inter-club events and a season ending championship. The league is all about participation and having fun. Make new and lasting friendships with other women golf enthusiasts as you improve your golf game. Call 416-392-2547 for more information.

Ladies League memberships are also available at City of Toronto courses Dentonia ParkHumber Valley and Scarlett Woods.

ExpandTips

  1. Tam O’Shanter golf course is a regulation 18-hole course that is not long but still challenges most golfers. The key to scoring well on this course is accuracy off the tee.
  2. Hole #4 – This short Par 4 doglegs to the left. Keep your tee shot on the right side of the tree-lined fairway to have a clear approach to the green.
  3. Hole #10 – This Par 5 requires a blind tee shot to a long fairway that fades right. Make sure to check the periscope and make sure the landing area is all clear of golfers from the group ahead.
  4. Hole #12 – This short Par 4 requires an accurate tee shot down the left side of the fairway. This green may be the slowest one on the course so make sure to look past the hole for proper distance control.
  5. Hole #15 – This challenging Par 4 requires a blind tee shot over water and sets up perfectly for a slow fade. But you can be in good position if you can carry your draw shot over the huge tree that guards the right side of the fairway.

Five general tips to help improve your game

  1. Stretch and loosen up before playing. Perhaps the most overlooked tip for every golfer. Nothing can replace a solid 15 minutes of proper golf stretching so arrive early for your tee time to stretch out your muscles before play. Remember to enjoy the game, the company you're with and the beautiful City course surroundings.
  2. Visualize your desired stoke and the positive end result to help you stay relaxed. Your pre-shot routine: Check your grip, alignment and stance. This will allow you to picture the result of the shot you are about to play. A relaxed approach to your golf ball will keep soft hands and arms that allow your wrists to cock and release properly during your swing. Visualization provides confidence that allows you to enjoy playing in the moment.
  3. Establish tempo with a practice swing. As you wait your turn, use the time to get ready. Take a practice swing and find your swing tempo, timing and technique to prepare for your next shot.
  4. Play your ball flight pattern of that day. Every golfer develops their own specific ball flight pattern. Stay with the ball flight your alignment leads you to. Keep it simple to find consistency, experiment in practice and play with assurance
  5. Putt to the cup. Your eyes allow you to see direction, your hands control your feel for distance. Visualize the line of your putt. Look at the contour, slope and borrow of the putting surface. Then let your hands figure out the feel of putting that distance and how much you'll need to swing. Make sure you firm up the knocking knees and sink that second short putt!

ExpandFive reasons to check out Tam O'Shanter

Five great reasons to visit are:

  1. Great Value - get a quality golf experience at a price cheaper than most GTA courses
  2. Makes it Easy - this is a friendly course to grow up with, so come to play and create great memories
  3. Ladies Leagues - build skills and make new friends in an open and non-competitive environment
  4. Close to You - short bus ride from Warden station or an easy drive with lots of parking
  5. Personal and Professional - we have everything for personal golf as well as corporate events