Golf course in Mississauga named best of its kind in Canada


Published August 15, 2023 at 3:04 pm

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A Mississauga golf course has been named the best municipal course in Canada.

Lakeview Golf Course, a city-owned course at 1190 Dixie Rd., was ranked as the Best Municipal Golf Course in Canada by SCOREGolf, the City of Mississauga said in a press release today (Aug. 15).

More than 100 golf course architecture enthusiasts rated courses across Canada based on nine judging criteria – beauty, conditioning, challenge, strategy, design, par 3s, par 4s and par 5s.

“The best municipal course in Canada might also contain the best collection of greens in the country,” SCOREGolf wrote. “Small and wickedly sloped in places, the putting surfaces provide the primary defence at the shortish track built in the 1920s. Recent restorative work and tree removal has Lakeview looking as good as ever.”

The course has also been ranked as one of the Best Public Golf Courses (#51) in Canada

Opened in 1907, Lakeview Golf Course is an 18-hole championship course first designed as a parkland-style course. It has mature trees and features large sloping greens with subtle breaks.

It is designated as a heritage site by Ontario Heritage and has hosted many events in its 127 history including the Canadian Open (1923 and 1934), along with several other prestigious championships.

“Lakeview Golf Club has always been a special place for many people and players over the years with its unique history and beautiful course layout,” said Andrew Noble, City of Mississauga district manager for Arenas, Golf and Redevelopment Projects.

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“It’s exciting for the City to see the course recognized as one of the best public courses to play in Canada after our most recent improvements to the creek and surrounding holes.”

Lakeview started out as the High Park Golf Club in 1896. It was an 18-hole, 50-acre golf course located in Swansea Township. The club moved to its current location in 1907. In 1912, the High Park Golf Club was renamed the Lakeview Golf Course.

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“Golfers and guests have enjoyed playing at Lakeview Golf Course for decades,” said Jodi Robillos, commissioner, Community Services, City of Mississauga.

Robillos added the course has maintained good environmental health and sustainability.

In September 2021, Lakeview Golf Course celebrated its 125th anniversary.

And in 2022, Lakeview Golf Course underwent a major creek remediation project to help mitigate erosion and to ensure the long-term stability and health of Applewood Creek that runs through the property.

The construction of the creek included a more natural, winding alignment through the site, which has become a more prominent feature that golfers have to navigate throughout their round.

Bridges across the creek were replaced and there were adjustments to tees, greens, fairways and cart paths adjacent to the creek. Most significantly, the 17th hole was restored to its original 1921 look and rebuilt with a new tee deck, green and bunkers.

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“All of these changes and improvements have helped to enhance the play-ability and beauty of Lakeview Golf Course, which our residents and golf community have enjoyed for several decades, and will continue to do so for many more,” said Noble.

For more information about Lakeview Golf Course, see the website here. For more on the SCOREGolf rankings, see the website here and here.

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