Mississauga’s golf courses open for the new season


Published April 11, 2023 at 1:15 pm

Lakeview Golf Course, located at its present spot in Mississauga since 1907, is soon open for play for the 2023 season. (Photo: City of Mississauga)

Mississauga’s two City-run golf courses will open for the season this Friday (April 14).

Golfers looking to get out on the links at BraeBen Golf Course or Lakeview Golf Course can begin booking their tee times now for Friday and beyond, City of Mississauga officials say.

BraeBen’s 9-Hole Academy Course will open two weeks later, on April 28.

“As the calendar has now turned to April, it’s time to take your clubs out of storage, find your best outfit and prepare for golf season,” Mississauga officials said in a news release today (April 11). “Mississauga is home to many golf courses and the City of Mississauga owns and operates two great public courses for golfers to enjoy.”

City officials remind golfers that both courses are now cashless facilities, with on-site payment available only via debit or credit card.

BraeBen, which offers an 18-hole championship course and the par-3 academy course, is located in the centre of Mississauga’s Heartland community, at 5700 Terry Fox Way.

Its elevated driving range, at 100 feet above ground level, provides great views of the city, officials say.

Due to ongoing upgrades to the irrigation system, two rotating holes will be out of play for the spring. They’ll be replaced by a pair of holes from the academy course.

Additionally, some tee decks will be under construction, with alternate ones in play.

Temporary discounted green fees will be in effect to accommodate for the disruption, the City says.

BraeBen Golf Course (Photo: City of Mississauga)

The 126-year-old picturesque and mature Lakeview Golf Course, which underwent extensive renovations last summer, is tucked away in the southeast part of the city, at 1190 Dixie Rd.

Its opening in 2022 was put off by several months for the 18-hole course. The delay was due to reconstruction surrounding Applewood Creek, which runs through the property.

Lakeview Golf Course, situated just north of Lakeshore Rd., has been at that location since 1907 and is Mississauga’s third-oldest course.

An Ontario Heritage Site that has hosted two Canadian Open tournaments, Lakeview traces its origin back to the High Park Golf Club, an 18-hole, 50-acre course created in 1896 in Toronto’s Swansea Township, immediately east of Mississauga.

The club then moved to its current location in 1907. 

In 1912, the club was renamed Lakeview Golf Course, described over the years as one of Ontario’s finest courses and a southern Ontario hidden gem.

Lakeview, they say, has remained true to the beautiful Herbert Strong-designed parkland-style course layout, featuring large sloping greens with subtle breaks that offer great challenges, and fun.  

Toronto Golf Club, which opened in 1876 and is located just across the street from Lakeview, is the oldest golf club in Mississauga and third-oldest in Canada. 

Mississaugua Golf Club, located on Mississauga Rd. and opened in 1906, is officially recognized as the second-oldest golf club in the city. 

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