Wet snow followed by a round of golf as courses open in Mississauga


Published April 2, 2024 at 5:31 pm

Mississauga golf courses reopen.
BraeBen Golf Course, shown here, opens for play this Friday. (Photo: City of Mississauga)

The stormy mix of rain, strong winds and possibly wet snow in store for Mississauga over the next several days doesn’t bode well for golfers — but all is not lost.

The unsettled weather is expected to ride out of town in time for the seasonal opening this Friday of one of two golf courses run by the City of Mississauga.

A mix of sun and clouds with a high of 5 C — yes, a bit cool — is called for on Friday when BraeBen Golf Course (and the driving range) opens its fairways and greens to golfers for another six or so months.

Weather wise, things pick up from there with similar and slightly warmer conditions on tap for Saturday followed by an even warmer Sunday and Monday, when temperatures are expected to climb to 13 C, still with partly cloudy skies.

And on April 10, when the 126-year-old picturesque and mature Lakeview Golf Course opens for the season, the weather experts forecast a 16 C day, again with some clouds and more sun.

BraeBen’s 9-Hole Academy course opens on April 24.

“These courses offer something for everyone, from seasoned golfers to beginners,” a city spokesperson said in a news release. “The city maintains top-notch facilities and friendly staff, and booking a tee time is quick and easy.”

The picturesque Lakeview Golf Course, the city’s third-oldest course. (Photo: City of Mississauga)

New this year, officials note, Mississauga residents can access priority online bookings for tee times one hour earlier than non-residents at both golf courses. They’ll also receive a five per cent discount on their green fees.

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

Those interested can now book tee times at both courses.

BraeBen, which offers an 18-hole championship course and the par-3, 9-hole 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.

The facility also offers private lessons and full-day summer junior golf clinics for kids aged six to 12.

Meanwhile, Lakeview Golf Course, which underwent extensive renovations in summer 2022, 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 Road, 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 Road and opened in 1906, is officially recognized as the second-oldest golf club in the city. 

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